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 Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jefferson County Historical Society N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Manzanar Committee N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 201,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Manzanar Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,384,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Center on Halsted IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Public Advocates, Inc. CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo ID Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
T’ruah NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
National Network of Abortion Funds PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,791,869

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Theatre First United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
2430 Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Manzanar Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,384,150

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13110 records found.