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
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Boulder Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Commemorative Air Force N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Craterian Performances Company N/A OR United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Circus Center San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Boys Chorus San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Venice Arts N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 616,750

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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
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Boulder Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Commemorative Air Force N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Craterian Performances Company N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Circus Center San Francisco Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Boys Chorus San Francisco Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Venice Arts N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 616,750

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc NV Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenlining Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abortion Care Network MN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UNIDOSUS DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 785,450

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Boulder Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Commemorative Air Force United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Craterian Performances Company United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Circus Center United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Boys Chorus United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 592,750

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13110 records found.