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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Discovery Science Center of Orange County N/A CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Berthoud Robotics N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
MDRC N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Page SUM 3,272,890

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Discovery Science Center of Orange County N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Berthoud Robotics N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
MDRC N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Page SUM 3,272,890

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California CA Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resonate Church CA Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Mary's Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bethel Church of Redding CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gideons International TN Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Cole Community Church, Inc. ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Unity Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Verbum Dei High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 300,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Association of IT Leaders in Education Hong Kong Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,168,266

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13110 records found.