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)
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Measures for Justice Institute N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,800
Genetics Society of America Incorporated N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Civic Foundation for Innovation N/A Nigeria Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Economic Policy Institute N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 16,000
SilverLining, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 16,200
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Hiller Aviation Institute San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Python Software Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Peter G Peterson Institute for International Economics N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,091,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Measures for Justice Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,800
Genetics Society of America Incorporated N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Civic Foundation for Innovation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Economic Policy Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 16,000
SilverLining, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 16,200
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Hiller Aviation Institute San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Python Software Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Peter G Peterson Institute for International Economics N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,091,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ESP Education and Leadership Institute Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Hoops4Life Inc CT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Basketball to Uplift the Youth Inc. DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Little League Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Rehearsal for Life Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
BeGirl.world PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 258,830

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Measures for Justice Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,800
Genetics Society of America Incorporated United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Civic Foundation for Innovation Nigeria Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Economic Policy Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 16,000
SilverLining, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
EdBuild, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 16,200
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Hiller Aviation Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Python Software Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
EdBuild, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Peter G Peterson Institute for International Economics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Simprints England Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,091,750

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13280 records found.