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)
Works/San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Circus Center San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Bread & Roses Presents Marin CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
End Violence Against Women Coalition N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Project MORE Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Israel Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 901,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Works/San Jose Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Circus Center San Francisco Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Bread & Roses Presents Marin Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
End Violence Against Women Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Project MORE Foundation Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 901,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Communicators Inc CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish Committee NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GLAAD Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Civic Ventures CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 764,025

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Circus Center United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Bread & Roses Presents United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
End Violence Against Women Coalition England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Project MORE Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 901,150

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13110 records found.