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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Purdue Research Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Shawnee Mission Northwest High N/A KS United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Justice N/A South Africa International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Camping & Education Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Ecology Center N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Solidago Foundation N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Jackson Hole Ski Club N/A WY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Paul Academy and Summit School N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Giant Community Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
After Innocence N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alpha Phi Foundation Inc N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
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