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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Very Large Data Bases N/A CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
One Mission Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
California Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
OC International, Inc. N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Robin Hood Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
SARTECH N/A WA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village School N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,105
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,247
OneOC N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,250
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Krio Descendants United of California N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,251
Chamberlains Children Center Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,258
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,264
St. Robert's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
Compassion International N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
John Lynch Foundation N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
National Research Council of Italy N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
Groner K-8 School N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,450
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Kawempe Youth Development Association N/A Uganda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,468
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
American Studies Assn N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A IL United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Forever Young Foundation N/A AZ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Verified Voting Foundation N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Sonairte the National Ecology Centre of Ireland N/A Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Billerica Memorial High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
The Father’s House International Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Attention Inc. N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Sinai Health System N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Childrens Miracle Network N/A UT United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
IDinsight San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Redwood City School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Primary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Marin Community Foundation Marin Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Democracy Works, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc MN Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Girls Inc. NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Last Mile Health MA Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Knowledgeworks Foundation OH General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Junior Achievement USA CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The ONE Campaign DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
American Gateways TX Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Council for Economic Education NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 315,910
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 320,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
California Charter Schools Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Nature Conservancy HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Pyxera Global Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 347,500
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Achievement First CT Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles CA Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation NY International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Brighter Green, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 399,995
Southerners On New Ground GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc TX Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
IGEM Foundation Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
New York University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 426,747
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Empirical Resolution Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Vilcap, Inc. DC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
LearnLaunch Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Pyxera Global Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
Pyxera Global Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
Braven Incorporated IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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