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 Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
DC Central Kitchen Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caterinas Club N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Colorado Friendship N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate 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
Food System 6 Accelerator San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hole Food Rescue Corp N/A WY United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Growing Gardens N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Agrarian Land Trust N/A NH United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation N/A KA India Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. N/A AZ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Mill City Grows Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Food Literacy Center N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Samburu Project Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Food for Children Inc N/A NH United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christian Action Life Line San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Center for Food Safety N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GreenWave Organization Corp N/A CT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgia Food Bank Association Inc N/A GA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Worldwatch Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Community Environmental Council Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
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