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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Elks National Foundation, Inc. N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,556,773
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Social Profit Network San Mateo CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Antioch Community Church of Waltham N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Jersey Shore School Education Foundation N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Preble Street N/A ME United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
River City Community Services N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Confucius Church of Stockton N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Whittier College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A WA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Community Stewardship Inc N/A WI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Our Kids Inc N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Culver City Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilohana Kai N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Plan International USA RI International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Fe Community Foundation NM General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Housing California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport LA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Reach Foundation NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 700
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Kepler Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prince of Peace Catholic Church IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. HI Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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