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)
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Radio for Northern Colorado N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Wheaton College N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. N/A OK United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project MORE Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TNTP Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Tracys Kids Inc N/A MD United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,520
Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers Inc N/A NC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill Elementary PTO N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Maloto Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
IGEM Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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