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)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Early Education N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
UC San Diego Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Beauty Bus Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Augusta Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 3,546,773

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
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
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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
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
Page SUM 844,100

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Heart Association Inc VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Charitable VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem VA Education Donor Advised 2018 668
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Innermost House Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association VA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope for the Warriors VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Education VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Better Angels Society Inc VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
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
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Internet Society VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Maasai American Organization VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
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
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
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
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
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Madeira School Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Tuckahoe Little League Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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