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 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)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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
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
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
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
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Moses Church N/A MD United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 268,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
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
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Moses Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Assist International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA of MS 54 Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends SC Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Page SUM 2,390,676

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Positivity Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
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
San Mateo Park School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Moses Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 268,600

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13110 records found.