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)
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Atheists, Inc. N/A NJ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abortion Care Network N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
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
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,801,263

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Atheists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abortion Care Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
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
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,801,263

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Voto Latino Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Death Penalty Focus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 129,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Atheists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abortion Care Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
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
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,801,263

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13110 records found.