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 Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 33,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,800
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium N/A VT United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 15,423,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 33,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,800
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 15,423,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Union City Youth Soccer League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,500
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
AmericaShare USA Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Plutus Foundation Inc. PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Little League Baseball Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 376,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Schmahl Science Workshops United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 33,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,800
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 15,423,800

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13280 records found.