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.

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
Hudson Institute, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Teach for America, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,035,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,556,773
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 4,065,789
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc WI Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Equal Justice USA Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
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