Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

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
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Act for Congo Inc N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
The University of Tokyo N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Saint Anselm College N/A NH United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Fundacion Capital - Fundak N/A Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Chinatown Community Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Justice Committee Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
University of Trieste N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,945
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Midtown Partners Inc N/A MS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Humanist Association N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chinese American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hofstra University N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola University N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Treehouse Inc N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army N/A ID United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fishing Academy Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carleton College N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charity Fair Horse Show N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the United States Army Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A KY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
Hudson Institute, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Teach for America, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,035,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,556,773
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 4,065,789
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc WI Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Equal Justice USA Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
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