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)
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Newberg Fish Emergency Service N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Open the Circle N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creativity Explored San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Prep for Prep N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Free Speech for People Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Longmont Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Mentors International N/A UT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
CelebrateMercy N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States 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 200
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
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
Civic Ventures San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
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
MomsRising Education Fund N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Child Trends Incorporated N/A MD United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Paws Up for Veterans N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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