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)
New Mexico Community Capital N/A NM United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
University of Eastern Finland N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Youth Service Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 45,782
American Society For Microbiology N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
Yellowstone Forever N/A WY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
University of Miami N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of Trieste N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,945
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
TFL US Incorporated N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Headwaters Science Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
American National Red Cross N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verified Voting Foundation N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,465
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Radiological Society of North America Inc N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A NSW Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 87,582
Fitted for Work N/A VIC Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puerto Rico Community Foundation N/A PR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Joseph School N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans N/A CO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caterinas Club N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One Goal N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
March of Dimes Foundation N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cherry Creek High School N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Catholic Conference N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,105
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Friendship N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Pregnancy & Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Medical Association Inc N/A MD United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Stichting Mama Cash N/A Netherlands Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 550,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. WI Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Orange County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. MD Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Parikrma USA Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,963
Discovery World, Ltd. WI Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The DLA Piper Foundation MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
HelpHopeLive Inc PA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
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
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
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
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported ME Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc MA Human Services 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
Son of a Saint LA Youth Development 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
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
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Reach Foundation NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
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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