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 Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BendFilm N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bread & Roses Presents Marin CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspen Art Museum N/A CO United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 215,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BendFilm N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bread & Roses Presents Marin Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspen Art Museum N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 215,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
La Union Del Pueblo Entero TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Grassroots Leadership Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
National Network of Abortion Funds PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Jewish Committee GA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Equal Justice USA Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 7,283,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BendFilm United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bread & Roses Presents United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sesame Workshop United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspen Art Museum United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 215,200

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13110 records found.