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)
La Union Del Pueblo Entero N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A FL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Student Press Law Center Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,226,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Union Del Pueblo Entero N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Student Press Law Center Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,226,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Equity Alliance of San Diego County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Independent Voter Education CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Silicon Valley Faces CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Page SUM 1,906,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Union Del Pueblo Entero United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Children Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Americans for Immigrant Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TWBD, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Student Press Law Center Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Muslim Advocates United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Center for Democracy and Technology United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,226,000

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13110 records found.