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)
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Boston Cares Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 87,582
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Simon Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puerto Rico Community Foundation N/A PR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph School N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Beyond Type 1 San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Radio for Northern Colorado N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas TX Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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