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)
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Charity: Water N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Albert F. Egan Jr. & Dorothy H. Egan Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CareMessage San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy N/A MN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities USA N/A MD United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 77,016
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Assist International, Inc. N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A NJ United States Donor Advised 2018 200
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Vietnam Veterans Workshop Inc N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,250
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UPA PTSO Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A NH United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,841
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
B Lab Company N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Camaldolese Hermits of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A MA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Maui Preparatory Academy N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Possibilities Inc. N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. N/A WI United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
California Waterfowl Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Interim, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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