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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisa Immaculata N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
San Carlos Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Boys Chorus San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Families Forward N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Adaptive Training Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Population Connection N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Lead Mine Elementary School N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
VisionSpring N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fishing Academy Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Communities for a Better Environment N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Public Radio N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Discovery World, Ltd. N/A WI United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Montage Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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