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)
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
New Orleans Video Access Center N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 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
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
Page SUM 40,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Orleans Video Access Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 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
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
Page SUM 38,400

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Star Fund, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Soze Foundation NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Provide, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,675,400

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Orleans Video Access Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Berkeley Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 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
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
Page SUM 39,150

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13110 records found.