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)
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Circus Center San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Craterian Performances Company N/A OR United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Boys Chorus San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Venice Arts N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Page SUM 261,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Circus Center San Francisco Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Craterian Performances Company N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Boys Chorus San Francisco Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Venice Arts N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Page SUM 261,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
LEVI CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
The Education Trust CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 496,088

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Circus Center United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Craterian Performances Company United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Boys Chorus United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parents for Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Page SUM 261,750

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13110 records found.