Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2018, as well as the three previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represents nearly $1.2 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2018 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dome of Hope Organization Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commonweal N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Good Shepherd Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compassionate Care ALS Inc N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Recreation & Park Association N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Church in the Canyon N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
National LGBTQ Task Force N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carleton College N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sojourners N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Polytechnic State University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boys and Girls Club of Stanton N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Lehigh University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keshet N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wichita Area Technical College Foundation N/A KS United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Young & Healthy N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Social Impact Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Community College of Baltimore County Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,197
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis N/A Brazil Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Sumba Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morse Pond School PTO N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of Yreka N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Illustrative Mathematics N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Voces de la Frontera N/A WI United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
International Buddhist Progress Society N/A NC United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A NJ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compassion International N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,032
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Monte Rio Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Girls On the Run Rhode Island N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Association of Washington Generals N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Venice Arts N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
St. Teresa's Academy N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Governor Dummer Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Teen Kitchen Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. N/A Germany Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sports Challenge N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
USTA Player Development Incorporated FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BSF International LLC TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Son of a Saint LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition MN Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Taking Out Toxo IL Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Educating Tanzania Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Psi Services III Inc DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
International Buddhist Progress Society NC Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Sakhi for South Asian Women NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The ONE Campaign DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Youngstown State University OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Southern Center for Human Rights GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Food Safety DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. WI Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Orange County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. MD Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Parikrma USA Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,963
Discovery World, Ltd. WI Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The DLA Piper Foundation MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
InterAction Initiative Inc IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HelpHopeLive Inc PA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Shades LLC DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beacon of Life IA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
MDRC NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
12 Plus PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Reach Foundation NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
International Fire Relief Mission MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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