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)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Mending Kids International N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Institute on Aging San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chabad of Burbank N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StartOut San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
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
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
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Act for Congo Inc WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Youth WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Sonrisa Immaculata WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Community Stewardship Inc WI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. WI Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Discovery World, Ltd. WI Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. WI International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium WI Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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