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)
Stichting Mama Cash N/A Netherlands Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Imkaan N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Franklin Education Forum N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco 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 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women for Refugee Women N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,810,002

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Stichting Mama Cash N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Imkaan N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women for Refugee Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Page SUM 1,777,002

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenlining Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc NV Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,190,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Stichting Mama Cash Netherlands Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Imkaan England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Franklin Education Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women for Refugee Women England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,810,002

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13110 records found.