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)
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,531
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mississippi Community College Board N/A MS United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Purdue Research Foundation N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nebraska Applied Research Institute N/A NE United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A SD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Clean Water Fund N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Essential Tremor Foundation N/A KS United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Lorenzo Valley Girls Softball N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
New Moms Inc N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Urban Community Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southampton N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youngstown State University Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Women for Afghan Women Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kiss the Ground N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Beginnings N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
First Liberty Institute N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Design that Matters Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc N/A IL United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Passlove Charity Foundation N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 106,486
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics New York Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Accademia del Levante N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
No Means No Worldwide N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Miss Porters School Inc N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,050
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Forum pour un Developpement Durable Endogene (FODDE) N/A Senegal International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Madre Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Promise of Justice Initiative N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SARTECH N/A WA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A OH United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cambodian Buddhism Association for Vulnerable Children N/A Cambodia Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 616,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
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