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)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
WeHOPE San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Students for Service Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. FL International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Fugees Family Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Drexel University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nami Santa Cruz County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CARE - Headquarters VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative OH Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Join Hands ESL Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South Florida PBS Inc. FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Plan International USA RI International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations NY Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported ME Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thistle Farms TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas TX Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 840
Culture Reframed MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Church and School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Rescue Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Council of Land Trusts CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Organ Alliance Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puerto Rico Community Foundation PR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA of MS 54 Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Wilcox Health Foundation HI Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EdBuild, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
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