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)
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada N/A ON Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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
B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd. N/A Israel Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Co-Creation Hub Limited N/A Nigeria Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Page SUM 5,530,545

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
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 10,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Co-Creation Hub Limited N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Page SUM 5,530,545

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
St. Lucy Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Forest Hill Church NC Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 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
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenforest Community Baptist Church GA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 59,610

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
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 10,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd. Israel Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Co-Creation Hub Limited Nigeria Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Schmahl Science Workshops United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Page SUM 5,530,545

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13110 records found.