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)
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & 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
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bread & Roses Presents Marin CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Aspen Art Museum N/A CO United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 775,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bread & Roses Presents Marin Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Aspen Art Museum N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 775,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
International Indian Treaty Council CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Maplight CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Race Swami UT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Children Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,537,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Intersection for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bay Area Vocal Academy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Sesame Workshop United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bread & Roses Presents United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Aspen Art Museum United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 775,000

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13110 records found.