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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Advocates for Youth N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Education Trust N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Center on Halsted N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,928,380

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Advocates for Youth N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Center on Halsted N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,928,380

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Third Way Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Indian Treaty Council CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Narika CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 952,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Advocates for Youth United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,928,380

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13110 records found.