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)
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Agapao Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Philosophical Society N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California N/A CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amigos for Christ N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
NCGA Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drew School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Phillips Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PFLAG Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
OC International, Inc. N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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