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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc N/A GA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Eddy House N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Human Outreach Project N/A UT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Montage Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Heartbeat N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
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
Uncommon Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Soliya Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
High-Tech High Heels N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Omni Commons Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Georgia Foundation N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Weston Travel Ball Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Polaris Project N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One Goal N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Leadership Program N/A MD United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. N/A MD United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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