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)
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services 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 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
San Mateo County Law Library San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 450
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
San Mateo County Law Library San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition FL Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
Huntsman Cancer Institute UT Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ball State University Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
FoodWhat Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StrongMinds, Inc. NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Edify CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
iCivics MA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh PA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of America GA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Prep for Prep NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oregon State University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Crisis Intervention Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Verbum Dei High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
314 Action DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Legal Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation PA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
BendFilm OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UNIDOSUS DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algebra Society Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doing Good Together MN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Omid Foundation USA MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Nicolay Dodov Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
The 74 Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Freefrom CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cascade School of Music OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Center for Human Rights GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Mexico State University NM Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Summit Land Conservancy UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northeastern University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation NM Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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