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)
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brackens Kitchen Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Barrio Logan College Institute N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grandmas House of Hope N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
CareMessage San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
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
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education 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
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
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
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
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
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
Interim, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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