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)
Radiating Hope Inc N/A UT United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Unbound N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,280
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
New York University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Colgate University Treasurers Office N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Louisiana State University N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Immaculate Heart of Mary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 31,725
Dove Project N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Horizons Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Philadelphia Association Inc N/A PA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Homeless Services Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Little Haven N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FISH Food Bank N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Santa Barbara N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sanyu Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
America Achieves Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center Inc N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000
The Bay School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jefferson Elementary School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Victory Center Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Caramel Connections N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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