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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Beauty Bus Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Race Swami N/A UT United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Garden Montessori School N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Trek Medics International Inc N/A CT United States Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Workers Defense Project Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sightsavers Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camping & Education Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Georgia Foundation N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Scripted, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development 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 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advocates for Youth N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hire Heroes USA GA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Beyond The Spectrum Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Inc NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Edgewood Community Support Center Inc MD Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Free Geek OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America PA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Justice Committee Inc NY Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY NY Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Child Trends Incorporated MD Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. CT Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Boston University MA Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Centro Presente Inc. MA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
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