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)
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food for Thought N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Campaign Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Friends for Life N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Speech for People Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Purdue Research Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Niagara Hospice, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equity Alliance of San Diego County N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cesar Chavez Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shark Fund N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Treepeople Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
The General Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the United States Army Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Story, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hunger at Home Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Families for Justice as Healing Inc MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 14,850
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Guys CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Take the Lead Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation NV General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gogebic Community College Found MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Swarthmore College PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Development and Children Foundation MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kartemquin Educational Films IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentors International UT International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Boston University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hunter College Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Promise DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
Mrelief IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 850
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bellwether Education Partners MA Education Donor Advised 2018 114,500
DigDeep Right to Water Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. MA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Fire Relief Mission MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,875,000
University of Hawaii HI Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Montessori del Mundo CO Education Donor Advised 2018 229,400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeless Services Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Partnership for Public Service Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute CO Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
T’ruah NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Leading Change Network Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Roy Gomm Elementary School NV Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Reading Results OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Cooperative Inc IN International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Gabriel Park Preschool of Portland Oregon OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Kentucky Health Justice Network Inc KY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gary Sinise Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Colorado College TH CO Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Buddhist Global Relief NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Focus on the Family CO Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
John Lynch Foundation FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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