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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,551
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Texas Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayan Families N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arcadia University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Students for Service Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair Incorporated N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Dundee N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lambs Players Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact NW N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Council on Clean Transportation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ball State University Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ProBuColls Association N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
BMe Networks N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Girls on the Run International N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Glenwood N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Other Side Academy N/A UT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
New Friends New Life N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Olmsted County Inc N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
NEO Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gabriel Park Preschool of Portland Oregon N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pyxera Global, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 167,040
O'Neill Elementary School N/A NE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
National Guard Association of Indiana Foundation N/A IN United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Innocents Catholic Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stevens Institute of Technology NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Contemplative Outreach Ltd NJ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Learning Center Institute OH Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mayan Families CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Manhattan College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha HI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hi-Hope Service Center Inc GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mayo Clinic MN Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gunston School Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BRAC USA Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resources for Human Development Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation IL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. MD Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Castle Rock Charter School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthy You Network Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
The Bronx Defenders NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The SAMFund MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tourette Association of America NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Reading Results OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope in A Suitcase CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Childrens Cancer Research Fund MN Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported ME Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Medical Corps CA International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
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