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)
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lutheran Church in America N/A NV United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
PC Charitable Foundation N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Connected San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California Brain Tumor Association Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coding It Forward Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Alopecia Areata Foundation Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wait List Zero Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Venture For America, Inc. NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Mercy Ships TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parent Revolution, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Stand for Children Leadership Center OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Educate! CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Algemeiner Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristosal Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ALS Therapy Development Foundation, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospice Family Care AL Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HIAS, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spark Microgrants NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer Care Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Alaska Community Foundation AK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
12 Plus PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Mana NV Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
HIAS, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
OMF International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rutgers University Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amherst College Trustees MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
First Serve - NM, Inc. NM Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada NV General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Full Circle Exchange International Inc ID General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich MI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenwich Academy, Inc. CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sandia Search Dogs NM Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends SC Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Monastery of Christ in the Desert NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coastside Jewish Community CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Camelot Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Urban School Food Alliance Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Bridges to Community Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Personal Ponies Limited GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tucson Wildlife Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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