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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vassar College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
TeachAIDS N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Papua New Guinea Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AOPA Foundation N/A MD United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A NM United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A MS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A PA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. N/A NC United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Valley Teen Services N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
All Bengal Women’s Union N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Campus Compact N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Museum of the Bible Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Connect Community Charter School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Proyectos Integrales en Economía Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family and Children Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Women Win Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Caregiver Alliance San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents for Peace TN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Church in the Canyon CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Headwaters Science Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Trails Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shades LLC DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
DC Independent Film Festival DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
News Literacy Project, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Coding It Forward Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Bucknell University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Georgia Tech Research Corporation GA Health Donor Advised 2018 124,510
Kimet - Kuumba in Motion Expressing Transformation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Barnard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Healthy Democracy Fund OR Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Face Forward Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Dallas Women's Foundation TX Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Population Connection DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Fuller Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc WI Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Institute of World Politics DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Just Vision Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Governor Dummer Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scripps College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. NH Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation IL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
International Council on Clean Transportation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Liberty in North Korea CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Workers Defense Project Inc TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bellwether Education Partners MA Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catlin Gabel School OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plenty International TN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Project Hope, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
OC International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
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