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)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Childrens Museum N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Capital & Main N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 191,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Capital & Main N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 191,600

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Centro Presente Inc. MA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporate Accountability International MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TWBD, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 117,775

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Capital & Main United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 191,600

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13110 records found.