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, 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)
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GLAAD Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Representation Project Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY 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 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 913,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GLAAD Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Representation Project Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 913,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Children Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Legal Services for Children CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Narika CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,226,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GLAAD Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Representation Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Legal Aid at Work United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 913,450

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13110 records found.