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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Baltimore Squashwise Inc N/A MD United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
OneOC N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,250
Junior Achievement USA N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sightsavers Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Samburu Project Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern California Vipassana Center N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
John Lynch Foundation N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Beach Elementary School N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Proximity Designs N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American Friends of IDC N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bucknell University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beauty Bus Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Swinburne University of Technology N/A VIC Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology Corp N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Adelante Mujeres N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Descents N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Stanly Community College N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mariposa Prolife N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Childrens Miracle Network N/A UT United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Antioch Community Church of Waltham N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Revere High School N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
Desert Aids Project N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Bicycle Relief NFP N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pomona College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Properties Impact Corporation N/A OH United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Delft University of Technology N/A Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Council on Foreign Relations N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Craterian Performances Company N/A OR United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,210
Advocates for Youth N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America N/A MO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas TX Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
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