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 Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc GA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heartland Film, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fox Island Concerts Inc ME Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Jazz Gallery NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
World Pulse Voices OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centennial State Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Repertory Theatre MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music From Bear Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Composers Forum MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Our LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Philosophical Society PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Public Radio NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
El Dorado Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jefferson County Historical Society IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterAction Initiative Inc IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
B-Word Worldwide OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Algemeiner Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Camelot Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Media Mobilizing Project PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ethiopia Reads MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Castro Valley Arts Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Texas Democracy Foundation PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
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