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)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
South County Services Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Inquiry Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bethel Church of Redding N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami Inc N/A FL United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bonding Against Adversity Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Answers Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mind and Life Institute N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Hope, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Telluride Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corpus Christi Monastery San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
StreetWise Partners Incorporated N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Free Geek N/A OR United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,531
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Public Justice Foundation N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Keep Memory Alive N/A NV United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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