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)
Coding It Forward Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd. N/A Israel Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
FCL Educational Fund N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,447,990

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coding It Forward Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
A Woman's Nation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
FCL Educational Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,447,990

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
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
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Unitarian Universalist Association CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
St. Joseph Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 99,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coding It Forward Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd. Israel Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
FCL Educational Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,447,990

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13110 records found.