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)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Democracy Works, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Benito County Inc N/A CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Center for Civic Design N/A NJ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Anti Bully Squad A NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A NJ United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Franklin Education Forum N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,275,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dignity and Power Now N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Democracy Works, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Water Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Benito County Inc N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Center for Civic Design N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Anti Bully Squad A NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Franklin Education Forum N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
UFW Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,275,050

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Healthy Democracy Fund OR Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voto Latino Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
State Voices DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 423,000

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Provide, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Women in Film & TV (UK) United Kingdom Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Page SUM 968,275

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13110 records found.