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)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Rites of Passage Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends Service Committee N/A PA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Connecticut College N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jennings County Community Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Charity Fair Horse Show N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bank Street College of Education N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Face Forward Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Every1 Can Work Marin VA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A WY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities N/A Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. N/A FL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Market Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
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