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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Savannah College of Art and Design N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Pacific Wild Alliance N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian American Impact Project N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Congregational Church in North Chelmsford N/A MA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American National Red Cross N/A HI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego River Park Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Horizons Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Homework Central San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Feed the Children, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Catholic Education Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Futures in Education N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Antioch New England N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sea Park Elementary School N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Culinary Institute of America N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Union Station Homeless Services N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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