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)
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Go Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity: Water N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Elks National Foundation, Inc. N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 9,704,713

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 131,245

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compassion and Choices United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carey School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Pacifica Environmental Family United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity: Water United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Elks National Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 9,704,713

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13110 records found.