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)
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust N/A ME United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bread & Roses Presents Marin CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 870,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bread & Roses Presents Marin Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 870,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc NV Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hollaback NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents for Peace TN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 872,975

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bread & Roses Presents United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sesame Workshop United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 870,250

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13110 records found.