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)
Thrive Afya Tanzania N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Names University Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Children's Hopechest, Inc. N/A CO United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Thrive Afya Tanzania N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Names University Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 409
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Children's Hopechest, Inc. N/A International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 419,974

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Mobilizing Project PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Digital Promise DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,746,878

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Thrive Afya Tanzania United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Names University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Father Flanagans Boys Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Bay Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Children's Hopechest, Inc. United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 419,974

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13110 records found.