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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Parents Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
CareMessage San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project MORE Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belle Air Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
WomenSV Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Chapman University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathfinder International MA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Treepeople Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Visual Communications Media CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grassroots Leadership Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Media Project IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Jewish Committee NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Antioch Community Church of Waltham MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parson's Nose Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Restore Nineveh Now Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,100
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mrelief IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Adat Yeshurun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Christianity Today International IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Park City Foundation UT Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Saint Marys University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Ithaca College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sesame Workshop NY Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ocean Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earth Law Center NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Cooks Inc MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercy Ships TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Young Love Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Texas - Pico TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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