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)
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Workers Defense Project Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whole Armour International Church N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Scripted, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A NH United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advocates for Youth N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Thistle Farms N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Jamaat Alan-Too Public Association N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 -12,965
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Life Giving Water International Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bayshore Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National State Teachers of the Year Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Aloha Angels Inc N/A HI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
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