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)
Justice Committee Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Food4Good N/A RI United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Wogrammer Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Center for Popular Democracy N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 587
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sangati N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior Achievement USA N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
California Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Forest Hill Church N/A NC United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Aina Hookupu O Kilauea N/A HI United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cultural Survival, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc N/A NJ United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Clark University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope House N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
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
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
JA Worldwide Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
For the Girls N/A MD United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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