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 descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Israel Project, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development 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 400
Eden Reforestation Projects N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion 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 25,000
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation N/A NY United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Expression Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Fund Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users’ Association of Kyrgyzs N/A Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Resources for Human Development Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A KY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
First Serve - NM, Inc. N/A NM United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A NM United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A CO United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Gaucher Research Fund N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Goddard College Corporation N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Xavier University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Maui Preparatory Academy HI Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys NV Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Optimistic Traveler CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities USA MD Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Door Ministries CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Endeavors by Women DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Physicians for a National Health Program IL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
ORT America Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Results in Education Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
March for Our Lives Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope for the Warriors VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Pathfinder International MA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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