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)
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Orange County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tewksbury Memorial High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Media Mobilizing Project N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New Profit N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Issue One N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Monarch School Project N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
McCarthy Middle School PTO Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A FL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association Inc N/A RI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sight Word Busters N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
Calmer Choice N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 26,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frontier Innovations Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Student Press Law Center Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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