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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Algebra Society Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Act for Congo Inc N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
The University of Tokyo N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Saint Anselm College N/A NH United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Fundacion Capital - Fundak N/A Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Chinatown Community Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Justice Committee Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
University of Trieste N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,945
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wapiyapi N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Beginnings N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Theatre Lab N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc N/A IL United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Associacio Espiral, Educacio i Tecnologia N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Neighborhood House Incorporated N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice N/A NM United States Religion 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 5,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harrington School PTO Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Asociación Infantil Oncológica de Madrid N/A Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Life Centers of Chicagoland Nfp N/A IL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Payton Association N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Louisville Urban League N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
Hudson Institute, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Teach for America, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,035,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,556,773
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 4,065,789
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc WI Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Equal Justice USA Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
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