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)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
All Saints Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Paws Chicago N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Law Library San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Salinas Pony Baseball Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Blue Endeavors Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Westgate Community Bible Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of the Pacific N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Hope N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wayfinder Family Services N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Black Media N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahirih Justice Center San Mateo CA United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Primary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,500
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
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
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
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maisha Meds Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Heart Association Inc VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem VA Education Donor Advised 2018 668
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Charitable VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association VA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Innermost House Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Madeira School Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope for the Warriors VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Goddard College Corporation VT Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England VT Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
The BOMA Project, Inc. VT International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Market Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kids First Enterprise WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Neighborhood House Incorporated WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
One By One WA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Core Gift Institute WA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I WA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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