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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Child Aid N/A OR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Journey Church on the Common N/A MA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
American Jewish Committee N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Hawaii Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc N/A IN United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innermost House Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
GreenWave Organization Corp N/A CT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Women's Sports Foundation N/A NY United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sociedad De Educacion Y Rehabilitacion Ser De P R N/A PR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Profit, Inc. N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Heifer International Foundation N/A AR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A AR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Big Table N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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