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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Bolinas Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 471,838

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 471,838

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Gregory Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belay Global IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation ND Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mark Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South County Services Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 327,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kartemquin Educational Films United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 471,838

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13110 records found.