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)
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Jefferson County Historical Society N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Circus Center San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,199,933

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Jefferson County Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Circus Center San Francisco Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,199,933

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
LGBTQ Community Center Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Community Water Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
GLAAD Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Dream Corps CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Anti Bully Squad A NJ Nonprofit Corporation NJ Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,077,802

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Jefferson County Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Circus Center United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,199,933

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13110 records found.