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)
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Equal Justice USA Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A ID United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 288,019
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A MD United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
DC Independent Film Festival N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Build Lebanon Trails N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abortion Care Network N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kakenyas Dream N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
Israel Project, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eden Reforestation Projects N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. N/A AZ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation N/A NY United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Be The Match Foundation N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Fund Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Blue San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fred T Korematsu Institute San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Immaculate Heart of Mary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Association of the United States Army Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
J Craig Venter Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Code.org WA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Resonate Workshops CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Southern New Hampshire University NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Environmental Leadership Program MD Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Afiya Center TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
National State Teachers of the Year Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oregon State University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Rose TX Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Random Acts of Flowers TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Houston Food Bank TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innermost House Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 246,500
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pioneer Classical School Inc WY Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
DataKind NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Other Side Academy UT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Camaldolese Hermits of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Laboure Society MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Genome Center Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Peace-Link Corporation MD Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Womankind Worldwide Inc DE Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association VA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations NY Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thistle Farms TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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