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)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ENOK N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prep for Prep N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Costanoa Commons Inc. N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Lake County Land Trust Organization N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
China Labor Watch Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monument Academy Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Brown University of Providence N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Colorado Montessori Association N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Association of the United States Army Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Edify N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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