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)
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CareMessage San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy N/A MN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 77,016
Assist International, Inc. N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A NJ United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Vietnam Veterans Workshop Inc N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,250
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,841
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
B Lab Company N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Camaldolese Hermits of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A MA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Achievement Center for Children N/A OH United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Longmont Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Possibilities Inc. N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. N/A WI United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
California Waterfowl Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Interim, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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