Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
One Arizona N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
The Fawcett Society N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund N/A NY 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 10,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY 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
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A SC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amnesty International France N/A France Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 795,835

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
One Arizona N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
The Fawcett Society N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amnesty International France N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 795,835

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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 1,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Third Way Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drug Policy Alliance NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,935,130

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
One Arizona United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
The Fawcett Society England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amnesty International France France Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
National Network of Abortion Funds United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 795,835

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13110 records found.