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)
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Camaldolese Hermits of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
California Waterfowl Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Interim, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Care Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Resurrection Catholic Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Costanoa Commons Inc. N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lake County Land Trust Organization N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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)
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact 2030 Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maasai American Organization VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
No Means No Worldwide VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
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
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Internet Society VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Richmond VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tuckahoe Little League Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Seminar Network Inc VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rainforest Trust VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CARE - Headquarters VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mind and Life Institute VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Madeira School Inc VA Education 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
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
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
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