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)
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parson's Nose Productions N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bread & Roses Presents Marin CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parson's Nose Productions N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bread & Roses Presents Marin Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Voto Latino Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Provide, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Dream Corps CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Common Cause Education Fund CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 1,000,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Envelop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sun Valley Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parson's Nose Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bread & Roses Presents United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 253,200

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13110 records found.