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)
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 573
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Hands Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mayan Families N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Oligo Nation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Union for Reform Judaism Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phillips Brooks School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Chicano Newsmedia Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Lucy School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Youth WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Sonrisa Immaculata WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Westside Baby WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Patient Empowerment Network WA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sangati WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Code.org WA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Liberty PTO WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness WA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Market Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Milwaukee High School WI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc WI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc WI Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Northwest Passage Limited WI Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voces de la Frontera WI Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
ProBuColls Association WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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