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, and corporate 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)
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Julian Cho Society N/A Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 194,962

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Julian Cho Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Provide, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish Committee NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Civic Ventures CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,345,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos Museum Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Association for Cryptologic Research United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Julian Cho Society Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 194,962

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13110 records found.