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)
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Museum of Natural History N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany N/A Hungary Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 19,900
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Page SUM 5,206,227

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 19,900
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Page SUM 5,206,227

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
OMF International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregational Church of San Mateo CA Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
With Grace Foundation Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corpus Christi Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project 1 27 CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Peninsula Temple Sholom CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 86,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany Hungary Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 19,900
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Page SUM 5,206,227

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13110 records found.