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
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Centro Presente Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Oneamerica N/A WA United States Civic Participation Committee 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
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences 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
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
Fundacion Capital - Fundak N/A Panama Community Development Corporate 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
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Center of San Antonio N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
EndoFrance N/A France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Connecticut College N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Delancey Street California San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Futures in Education N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A KY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Treehouse Inc N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Buddhist Global Relief N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wings Learning Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Swabodhini Charitable Trust N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A DC United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
InterAction Initiative Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charitable Assistance to Communitys Homeless N/A ID United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Learningworks San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hirsch Metro High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare 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
KIPP Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Science from Scientists N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Lab Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries N/A MN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Random Acts of Flowers N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union rempart N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Irving Cares, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Little Steps N/A SC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plantrician Project N/A CT United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Light From Light Inc N/A SC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Vanderbilt University TN 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
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development 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
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
Charter Fund Inc CO Education 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
University of Oregon Foundation OR 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
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education 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
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare 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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