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)
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
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
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
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
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A CO United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Philippine Development Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Child Trends Incorporated N/A MD United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
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
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Philippine Development Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Child Trends Incorporated N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Mary's Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Joseph Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons International TN Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Unity Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Verbum Dei High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
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
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Child Trends Incorporated United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,274,581

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13110 records found.