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)
Girl Develop It N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A OH 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
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry N/A OR United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Women Innovators Inc N/A ID United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fitted for Work N/A VIC Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,044,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Develop It N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Women Innovators Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fitted for Work N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,044,525

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Novato Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior Rover Wrestling Club Inc PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
No Excuses Unlimited CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Midnight Golf Program MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 203,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Develop It United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Women Innovators Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,044,525

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13110 records found.