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 Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Public Radio N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Mobilizing Project N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Boys Chorus San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Venice Arts N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust N/A ME United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 654,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
World Arts West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Mobilizing Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Boys Chorus San Francisco Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Venice Arts N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 654,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Arizona AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Immigration Forum Inc DC Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maplight CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Democracy Works, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents for Peace TN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Corporate Accountability International MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
UNIDOSUS DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,368,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Stars Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Mobilizing Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Boys Chorus United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 654,600

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13110 records found.