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)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Culver Educational Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Holy Angels School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc N/A GA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eddy House N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Camping & Education Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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
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
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
Peter W. Reilly Elementary School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 37,582
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
Pearl Elegance Foundation N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
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
High-Tech High Heels N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Call to Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Taking Out Toxo IL Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Educating Tanzania Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Son of a Saint LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition MN Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Psi Services III Inc DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The ONE Campaign DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
International Buddhist Progress Society NC Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Sakhi for South Asian Women NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Youngstown State University OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Southern Center for Human Rights GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. WI Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Food Safety DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. MD Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Parikrma USA Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,963
Alzheimer's Orange County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The DLA Piper Foundation MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Discovery World, Ltd. WI Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterAction Initiative Inc IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HelpHopeLive Inc PA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Shades LLC DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Will-Cook-Kankakee Youth Association IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beacon of Life IA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
MDRC NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
12 Plus PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
Family Reach Foundation NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fire Relief Mission MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
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