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)
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wisdom Sun San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Sustainable Development Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wisdom Sun San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Sustainable Development Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Story, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Peace Corps Association DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Mary's College IN Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Ashland OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 4,065,789
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fugees Family Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
California State University Fresno Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CATO Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safe Water Network NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Callipeplon Society CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Population Connection DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation NY International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Church World Service Inc IN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Roots CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Los Angeles River CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Colorado Education Initiative CO Education Donor Advised 2018 226,580
Clark Fork Coalition MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Firelight Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc IN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Coalition for Clean Air CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Manzanar Committee CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
Alter Global IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Pie Ranch CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coding It Forward Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Bucknell University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Georgia Tech Research Corporation GA Health Donor Advised 2018 124,510
Kimet - Kuumba in Motion Expressing Transformation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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