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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,766
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Worldwatch Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Gonzales N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dec My Room Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Cycling Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Orange County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc N/A IN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Words & Warmth N/A NC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
MathAndCoding Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midland School Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southerners On New Ground N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Health Leads Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A AZ United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unioto Elementary School N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Cancer Foundation N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Liberty in North Korea N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass Metrowest Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
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
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
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 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
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chapman University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Life Giving Water International Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 200
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mayan Families CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Learning Center Institute OH Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha HI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hi-Hope Service Center Inc GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mayo Clinic MN Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Manhattan College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Healthy You Network Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bronx Defenders NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The SAMFund MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tourette Association of America NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Reading Results OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Gunston School Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Resources for Human Development Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
BRAC USA Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation IL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. MD Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castle Rock Charter School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Southern Center for Human Rights GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Youngstown State University OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. WI Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Food Safety DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. MD Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Parikrma USA Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,963
Alzheimer's Orange County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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