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)
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Learn Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Richmond Community Foundation Contra Costa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc N/A IN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Classroom Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Shane's Inspiration N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Association of University Women Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 34,828
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Campaign One At A Time N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 946,853

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 568,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Learn Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Richmond Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Classroom United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Shane's Inspiration United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Association of University Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 34,828
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Campaign One At A Time United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 946,853

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13110 records found.