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)
Unify the World Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Father’s House International Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Transformation Church Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Father’s House International Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Museum of Natural History NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Mind and Life Institute VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Waterfowl Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Pacific University OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American University in Cairo NY Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
University of Pittsburgh PA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Joseph Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children in Conflict Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Nation Life Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Costanoa Commons Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MotorMVB Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. NC Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rutgers University Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Gaucher Research Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ultimate Peace Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. NH Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
St. Joseph Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Back On My Feet PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Workshops for Warriors Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arcadia University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
McKenzie River Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Culver City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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