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)
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Gunston School Incorporated N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundations, Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Global Fund for Children N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Peter's Episcopal Church N/A NJ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
iFoster Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Cooks Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kansas State University Foundation N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A MI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mongol Ecology Center N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food for Thought N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Reservations N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Spark Program Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nottingham N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Community School, Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The STAR Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The General Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America PA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola High School Foundation MI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Feed the Children, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Endeavor Global, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Resurrection Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Resource Generation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Automotive Mentoring Group Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
McKenzie River Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,353
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Culver City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Protection Network DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mariposa Prolife CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Waldorf School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Educators for Excellence NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girltrek Incorporated DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Pilots Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Dec My Room Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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