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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Central City Hospitality House San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Chicago Freedom School N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 165,000
Christian Brothers Institute of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Humanist Association N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 46,080
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Norwich Bully-Busters N/A CT United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maplight United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Central City Hospitality House United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Chicago Freedom School United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 165,000
Christian Brothers Institute of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Humanist Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 46,080
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Coalition on Homelessness United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Norwich Bully-Busters United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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