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, 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)
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
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,459,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,459,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Voto Latino Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Provide, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 306,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Secular Student Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Death Penalty Focus United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,459,850

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13110 records found.