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)
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Soze Foundation N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
T’ruah N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
State Voices N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GLAAD Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
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 250
Page SUM 928,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Soze Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
T’ruah N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
State Voices N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GLAAD Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
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 250
Page SUM 928,300

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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 1,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
La Union Del Pueblo Entero TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grassroots Leadership Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Services for Children CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Network of Abortion Funds PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Jewish Committee GA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southerners On New Ground GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
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
Page SUM 8,048,252

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Soze Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
T’ruah United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
State Voices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GLAAD Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
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 250
Page SUM 928,300

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13110 records found.