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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
UNIDOSUS N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Education Trust N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Third Way Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 Humanist Association N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
New Israel Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Page SUM 2,393,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UNIDOSUS N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Third Way Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 Humanist Association N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Water Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,393,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Education Trust CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
North Star Fund, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Soze Foundation NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Provide, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,656,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UNIDOSUS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Third Way Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Humanist Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Democracy Works, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Water Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,393,300

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13110 records found.