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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Robert's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment 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 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
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
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
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
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
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unify the World Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Delancey Street California San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Colorado College TH CO Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc IN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Learning Center Institute OH Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 200
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mayan Families CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha HI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hi-Hope Service Center Inc GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mayo Clinic MN Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Manhattan College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. MD Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castle Rock Charter School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Healthy You Network Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bronx Defenders NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The SAMFund MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tourette Association of America NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Reading Results OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Gunston School Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Resources for Human Development Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
BRAC USA Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation IL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health 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
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc MA Human Services 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
Son of a Saint LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Psi Services III Inc DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Sakhi for South Asian Women NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The ONE Campaign DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
International Buddhist Progress Society NC Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Southern Center for Human Rights GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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