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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture 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 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Monte Rio Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Venice Arts N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
SLZGSL Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Channel Islands YMCA N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Adopt A Family Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
ProBuColls Association WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. WI Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Center for Community Stewardship Inc WI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. WI Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Discovery World, Ltd. WI Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. WI International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc WY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pioneer Classical School Inc WY Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Ski Club WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area WY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Center for the Arts WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Doug Coombs Foundation WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hole Food Rescue Corp WY Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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