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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 246,500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Education Initiative N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry N/A OR United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
JBI International, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Local Government N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Benito County Inc N/A CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Civic Design N/A NJ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Big Green N/A CO United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project N/A NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Torah Schools For Israel N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Center for Farmworker Families N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundations, Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wholesome Wave Inc N/A CT United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
iFoster Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Cooks Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Salt Lake Community Action Program N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,373
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Southern Center for Human Rights N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Plateau Valley School District NO. 50 In The County of Mesa N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Treehouse N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Chapman University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kevin Coleman Foundation Inc N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A MI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Core Gift Institute N/A WA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Act for Congo Inc N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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