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)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
One Nation Life Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Revival Inc. N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Purdue Research Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Shawnee Mission Northwest High N/A KS United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Growing Gardens N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Iranian American Council N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Justice N/A South Africa International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Keep Florida Beautiful Inc N/A FL United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Entitlements How Inc N/A KY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billerica Memorial High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Ecology Center N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Solidago Foundation N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jackson Hole Ski Club N/A WY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Paul Academy and Summit School N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Associacio Espiral, Educacio i Tecnologia N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
After Innocence N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alpha Phi Foundation Inc N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Instituto Semear N/A SP Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Jewish Appeal Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Equine Foundation N/A KY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bulgarian Association of Networking Academies N/A Bulgaria Education Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Arcadia University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Denver Rescue Mission N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Small Things N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,765
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY N/A NY United States Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California at Riverside N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 46,470
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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