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)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
For the Girls N/A MD United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
American Cancer Society Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,292
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Methow Housing Trust N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Educating Tanzania Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
POETIC N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
Essex Fells Borough N/A NJ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellwether Education Partners N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish Committee N/A NY United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A MA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wayfinder Foundation N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Hollaback N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief N/A VA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Kidney Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Greenwich Academy, Inc. N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Best Chance N/A NM United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Paws Up for Veterans N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Workshop Houston N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Mary's School N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Times Up Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brisbane Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
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