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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
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
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caterinas Club N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Sierra Pregnancy & Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wait List Zero Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Delancey Street California San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Madeira School Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem VA Education Donor Advised 2018 668
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Richmond VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Seminar Network Inc VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
CARE - Headquarters VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tuckahoe Little League Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mind and Life Institute VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Maisha Meds Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Virginia Tech VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern Virginia Family Service VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hope for the Warriors VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for American Freedom VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Excellence in Education VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,500
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Heart Association Inc VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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