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)
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
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
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
T’ruah N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Provide, Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
New Israel Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,586,000

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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 10,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leading Change Network Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Provide, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
American Association of University Women Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Provide, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southerners On New Ground N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 794,050

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
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
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Grassroots Leadership Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Anti Bully Squad A NJ Nonprofit Corporation NJ Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grassroots Leadership Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 6,655,150

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Association of University Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
Anti Bully Squad A NJ Nonprofit Corporation United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 422,575

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