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)
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LGBTQ Community Center Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Wayfinder Foundation N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women in Film & TV (UK) N/A United Kingdom Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UNIDOSUS N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Congress of American Indians N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Leading Change Network Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 450,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LGBTQ Community Center Fund N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Wayfinder Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women in Film & TV (UK) N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UNIDOSUS N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Congress of American Indians N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Leading Change Network Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 450,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LGBTQ Community Center Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Common Cause Education Fund CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
North Star Fund, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Forward Justice NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollaback NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish Committee NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 928,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
North Star Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LGBTQ Community Center Fund United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Wayfinder Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women in Film & TV (UK) United Kingdom Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UNIDOSUS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Congress of American Indians United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Leading Change Network Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 450,350

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13110 records found.