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)
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Generative Somatics Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Live Oak Institute Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Monterey County Youth Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 6,902
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Caregiver Alliance San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mariposa Prolife N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inside the Outdoors Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MERRAG N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Dreamer Network San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
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
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
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
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)
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
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
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
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Richmond VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Madeira School Inc 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
Tuckahoe Little League Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Seminar Network Inc VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rainforest Trust VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mind and Life Institute VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Virginia Tech VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Northern Virginia Family Service VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
National Recreation & Park Association VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,500
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for American Freedom VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Maisha Meds Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
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