Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five 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 represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Positivity Project N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Arcadia University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A MD United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Arcadia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mary's Place Seattle N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camp for All Kids MO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hebron Academy Incorporated ME Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 66,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Positivity Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Arcadia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 510,974

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13110 records found.