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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
San Mateo Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Quoria Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roses in Concrete Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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
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
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
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
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
San Mateo Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Quoria Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
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
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
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 268,134
The STAR Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America PA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola High School Foundation MI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
International Medical Corps CA International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bridges to Community Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Early Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Protection Network DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colon Cancer Alliance DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Whittier College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Archaeological Conservancy NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Dec My Room Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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