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)
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of Fine Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Son of a Saint N/A LA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 905,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Son of a Saint N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 905,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Craterian Performances Company OR Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Montezuma Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 447,702

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of Fine Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Son of a Saint United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 905,750

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13110 records found.