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)
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Jewish Committee N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,914,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dignity and Power Now N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Jewish Committee N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,914,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vote.org CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Liberty Institute TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Page SUM 1,043,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,914,300

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13110 records found.