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)
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bridges to Community Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indiana University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Goddard College Corporation N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tewksbury Memorial High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
UND Alumni Association and Foundation N/A ND United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
The University of Tokyo N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vidya Poshak N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
River City Community Services N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Endzone Club N/A TN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kids At Hope N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Sierra Service Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mill City Grows Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany N/A Hungary Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arkansas Athletes Outreach N/A AR United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 205,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Israel Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Hands Together, Inc. N/A MA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Earth University Foundation N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Theatre Lab N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Other Side of the Dunes N/A FL United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
St. Matthew School N/A NJ United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A ID United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mending Kids International N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Preeclampsia Foundation N/A FL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Chabad of Burbank N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Shoebox N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
InterAction Initiative Inc IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Shades LLC DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HelpHopeLive Inc PA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Will-Cook-Kankakee Youth Association IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope in A Suitcase CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Childrens Cancer Research Fund MN Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
International Medical Corps CA International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported ME Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Youngstown State University OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
12 Plus PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beacon of Life IA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
MDRC NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fire Relief Mission MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
Family Reach Foundation NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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