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)
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,575
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Coffee House Press Inc N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,065,789
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Jesuit High School of New Orleans N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -60,000
Autism Science Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Economic Policy Institute N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Literate Nation Us San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Results for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eastern Congo Initiative N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Vincent de Paul Society N/A MO United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Scholars San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Camping & Education Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahoe Rim Trail Association N/A NV United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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