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)
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cultural Survival, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aina Hookupu O Kilauea N/A HI United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc N/A NJ United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hebrew Free Loan San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
EBP Chile SpA N/A Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CityTeam Ministries San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Didtechnology Inc N/A GA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco 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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,650
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda OH United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Clark University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope House N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
For the Girls N/A MD United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. N/A WI United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Public Foundation Agency for Development Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Methow Housing Trust N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation 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
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellwether Education Partners N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Random Acts of Flowers N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A MA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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