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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Creativity Explored San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Green Corps Inc N/A CO United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Economy Organisers Network N/A England Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,285
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for India's Development, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Principe Productions Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Taft Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Rural Development Fund Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cambodian Children's Fund N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Land is Life, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development 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
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
World Learning, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
BendFilm N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Mana N/A NV United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Montana Land Reliance N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
MotorMVB Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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