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 Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
BMe Networks N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Camp Glenwood N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Other Side Academy N/A UT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Day School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
New Friends New Life N/A TX United States Human Services 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 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Genome Center Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Outreach Project N/A UT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Carson City Cares N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
UMBC Foundation N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,750
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Soliya Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Omni Commons Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Polaris Project N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
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