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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,065,789
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,065,789
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 6,631,689

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,065,789
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Center for Media Change Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 6,631,689

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13110 records found.