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)
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,333
Per Scholas Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,100
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NextFlex Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Centennial State Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A NH United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A IL United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Poetry Center Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Marin Girls Softball League Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Arizona N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sightsavers Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Chicago Community Foundation N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Satyana Institute N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brackens Kitchen Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 60,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
World Pulse Voices N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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