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)
International FIRST Committee Association N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Women in Cyber Security N/A TN United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,504,004

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International FIRST Committee Association N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Women in Cyber Security N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,504,004

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Antioch Community Church of Waltham MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
St. Mary's Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 61,206

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International FIRST Committee Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Astronomical Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Women in Cyber Security United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,504,004

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13110 records found.