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)
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,035,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Montessori del Mundo N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 229,400
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,520
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 206,904
Seeds of Peace Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
BrightFocus Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cure JM Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety 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 500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregational Home N/A KS United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Gunston School Incorporated N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Endeavors by Women N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grey Bears N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Odyssey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Back On My Feet N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,065,789
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Team4Tech Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homework Central San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SLS San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lava Mae San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Matthew Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marina Orth Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Iranian American Council DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation TX Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Curtis Institute of Music PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. UT Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plantrician Project CT Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 224,645
Eastern Sierra Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Gideons International TN Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Small Things CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 268,134
The STAR Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MotorMVB Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. NC Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Nation Life Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Costanoa Commons Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Solidago Foundation MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Knowledgeworks Foundation OH General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Accelerator for America CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Paradise Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
LearnLaunch Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Learning Ally Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arcadia University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
McKenzie River Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Soliya Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Christian Community Development Association IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. IA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Torah Schools For Israel NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StandUp for Kids GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Mercado Global, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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