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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
PAHC Management and Services Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara 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 5,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope's Corner, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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