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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enfoque Ciudad N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Jacobs Heart Childrens Cancer Support Services N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
5280 High School N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lowell Jr. High Football Association Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A NJ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
PEN American Center Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Education Foundation for African Children N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Wildlife Care Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Plateau Valley School District NO. 50 In The County of Mesa N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Treehouse N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JA Worldwide Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Liberty in North Korea N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Roy Gomm Parent Faculty Association N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Queens Grant High School VIP N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Prescott College, Inc. N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Act for Congo Inc N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Idaho Parents Unlimited Inc N/A ID United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ignatian Spirituality Project N/A IL United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mayo Clinic N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Casa Latina N/A WA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Care Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
DC Independent Film Festival N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Cal-Wood Education Center N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope in A Suitcase CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Childrens Cancer Research Fund MN Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported ME Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Medical Corps CA International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BSF International LLC TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Son of a Saint LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition MN Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Taking Out Toxo IL Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Educating Tanzania Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Psi Services III Inc DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The ONE Campaign DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
International Buddhist Progress Society NC Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Sakhi for South Asian Women NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Youngstown State University OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Southern Center for Human Rights GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Food Safety DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. WI Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Parikrma USA Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,963
Alzheimer's Orange County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. MD Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
12 Plus PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beacon of Life IA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
MDRC NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fire Relief Mission MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Reach Foundation NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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