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)
Craterian Performances Company N/A OR United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Boys Chorus San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Venice Arts N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Circus Center San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
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
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A NV United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Page SUM 647,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Craterian Performances Company N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Boys Chorus San Francisco Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Venice Arts N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Circus Center San Francisco Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
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
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
UFW Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Page SUM 647,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
One Arizona AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center SC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Immigration Forum Inc DC Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Children Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,509,048

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Craterian Performances Company United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Boys Chorus United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Circus Center United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
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
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
UFW Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Page SUM 647,400

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13110 records found.