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)
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
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
Craterian Performances Company N/A OR United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Circus Center San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
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
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,622,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Craterian Performances Company N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Circus Center San Francisco Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
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
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Water Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,622,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Benito County Inc CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,297,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Craterian Performances Company United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Circus Center United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
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
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Water Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,622,250

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13110 records found.