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)
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion EsLaRed N/A Venezuela Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
RBK For Training N/A Jordan Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 78,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tinkermill N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Plantrician Project N/A CT United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,072,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion EsLaRed N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
RBK For Training N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 78,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tinkermill N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Plantrician Project N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,072,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Elite Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Figure Skating in Harlem, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass Metrowest Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
National Recreation & Park Association VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Grove Pony Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Page SUM 429,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The FreeBSD Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion EsLaRed Venezuela Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
RBK For Training Jordan Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 78,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tinkermill United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Plantrician Project United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,072,250

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13110 records found.