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)
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Berthoud Robotics N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Association of IT Leaders in Education N/A Hong Kong Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
MDRC N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 3,217,656

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Berthoud Robotics N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CNRS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Association of IT Leaders in Education N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
MDRC N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 3,217,656

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Wose Community Church of Oakland CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco City Impact CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries MN Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Catholic Education Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Church in the Canyon CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
South Bay Islamic Association CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends SC Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 211,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Schmahl Science Workshops United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Berthoud Robotics United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Association of IT Leaders in Education Hong Kong Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 3,217,656

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13110 records found.