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)
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bucknell University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Beauty Bus Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A TN United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Race Swami N/A UT United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Garden Montessori School N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kidney Cancer Association N/A OR United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trek Medics International Inc N/A CT United States Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Fred T Korematsu Institute San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benevolent Healthcare Foundation N/A CO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashoka N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Workers Defense Project Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Scripted, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Purdue Research Foundation N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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