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 Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orange Countys United Way N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Kamukama Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater NY Foundation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A VT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Aid N/A OR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Center for Fathers and Families N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Scalawag N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Challenge Success N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Swarthmore College N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
True Love Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midtown Partners Inc N/A MS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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