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, and corporate 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)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Bal Raksha Bharat N/A HR India Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Soze Foundation N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
National LGBTQ Task Force N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Provide, Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Center for Human Rights N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 637,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Bal Raksha Bharat N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Soze Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Tor Project Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
National LGBTQ Task Force N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Provide, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Center for Human Rights N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 637,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Education Trust CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Equal Justice USA Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Grassroots Leadership Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
National Network of Abortion Funds PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 7,479,825

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Bal Raksha Bharat India Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Soze Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Tor Project Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
National LGBTQ Task Force United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parents for Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Provide, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 637,200

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13110 records found.