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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice USA Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A ID United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education 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 30,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 288,019
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Marys Academy N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HelpHopeLive Inc N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Napa County Land Trust Napa CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
The Hill School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado State University N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
1000 Friends of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greenhouse Scholars N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Fund Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Special Olympics, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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