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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Tinkermill N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Digital NEST N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Discovery World, Ltd. N/A WI United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 4,762,475

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tinkermill N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Digital NEST N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Discovery World, Ltd. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 4,762,475

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops DC Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Big Life International Inc FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity CA Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,373,620

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tinkermill United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Digital NEST United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Discovery World, Ltd. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 4,762,475

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13110 records found.