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)
C 60 Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Village School N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 45,000
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. N/A OK United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Enroll Indy Inc N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Brave Parents Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Placer Food Bank N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A NM United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A MA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
River City Community Services N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Confucius Church of Stockton N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Fundacion IMDEA Networks N/A Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 95,538
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Whittier College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A WA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Community Stewardship Inc N/A WI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Possibilities Inc. N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. N/A WI United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
California Waterfowl Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Interim, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pro Mujer, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Expression Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
ENOK N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Portland Community College Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prep for Prep N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Mount Saint Marys University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Nusantara Development Initiatives N/A Singapore Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,185
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
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
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
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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