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)
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. N/A NC United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Valley Teen Services N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment 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
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fred T Korematsu Institute San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ohio Campus Compact N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ruling Our Experiences Inc N/A OH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Connect Community Charter School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sea Park Elementary School N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Culinary Institute of America N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Union Station Homeless Services N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summit Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACTAsia for Animals N/A CT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
National Congress of American Indians N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
She's the First Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
MSI-US N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Our LA N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wheelock College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,750
One Mind Institute N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
George School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
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