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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Girl Develop It N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
MDRC N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International FIRST Committee Association N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Very Large Data Bases N/A CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 1,806,730

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Discovery World, Ltd. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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
Discovery Science Center of Orange County N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 1,047,690

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Union for Reform Judaism CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops DC Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Association CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Lady of Angels Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Moses Church MD Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 69,825

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Discovery World, Ltd. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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
Discovery Science Center of Orange County United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 1,047,690

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13110 records found.