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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Carson City Cares N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
UMBC Foundation N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,750
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Live Oak Institute Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Soliya Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,875,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Caregiver Alliance San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
John Burroughs School N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Lady of the Isle N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Global Development N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 49,942
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 840
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Harborlight Community Partners N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Read With Me Arusha N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Founders Pledge Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Whale Foundation N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alameda Elementary School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 29,496
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
Page SUM 10,203,937

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