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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
One Mind Institute N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Coastside Jewish Community N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Castle Rock Charter School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Challenged Athletes Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering Inn N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara CA 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
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education 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
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Reinvestment Coalition San Francisco CA United States Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Peninsula Jewish Community Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Culver City Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Grove Pony Baseball Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 280,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Delancey Street California San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Internet Society VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Innermost House Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association VA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem VA Education Donor Advised 2018 668
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Education VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Better Angels Society Inc VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maasai American Organization VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
No Means No Worldwide VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Impact 2030 Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Madeira School Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Richmond VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tuckahoe Little League Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Seminar Network Inc VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CARE - Headquarters VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mind and Life Institute VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
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