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)
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
No Means No Worldwide N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A UT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asia Society N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Madre Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Promise of Justice Initiative N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. N/A MA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Educators for Excellence N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,250
New York Bully Crew N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Last Mile Health N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Character Lab Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Greater Houston Community Foundation N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Hawaii N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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