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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Kids Home Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Weed Friends of the Library N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cambodian Children's Fund N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caterinas Club N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Catholic Conference N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Delancey Street California San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
University of Richmond VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Internet Society VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Impact 2030 Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Maasai American Organization VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tuckahoe Little League Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Seminar Network Inc VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Virginia Tech VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Northern Virginia Family Service VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Rainforest Trust VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,500
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
CARE - Headquarters VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Maisha Meds Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Mind and Life Institute VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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