Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
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
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust N/A ME United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Women for Refugee Women N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Page SUM 1,010,002

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Women for Refugee Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Page SUM 1,010,002

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo ID Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
T’ruah NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drug Policy Alliance NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rewire MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,769,092

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Women for Refugee Women England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Page SUM 1,010,002

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13110 records found.