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)
Governor Dummer Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tustin Public School Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Country School Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Leading Change Network Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Woman's Work, Inc. N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Convergence N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Planetree Health Library Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trinity Episcopal Schools Corporation N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
PTA Hawaii Congress N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mental Health Advocacy Services Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Adult Alliance N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 135,500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
B-Word Worldwide N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resonate Workshops N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center on Halsted N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Longmont Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
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
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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