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)
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Center for Digital Democracy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women for Refugee Women N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Healthy Democracy Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,467,952

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Center for Digital Democracy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women for Refugee Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Healthy Democracy Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,467,952

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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 10,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Center for Human Rights GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rewire MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hollaback NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Prison Policy Initiative Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 511,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women for Refugee Women England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Star Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Healthy Democracy Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,467,952

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13110 records found.