Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Associacio Espiral, Educacio i Tecnologia N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Plantrician Project N/A CT United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 710,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Associacio Espiral, Educacio i Tecnologia N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
A Woman's Nation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Plantrician Project N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 710,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Temple Sholom CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Clare School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bishop O'Dowd High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
OMF International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregational Church of San Mateo CA Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
With Grace Foundation Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corpus Christi Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project 1 27 CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Page SUM 82,175

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Associacio Espiral, Educacio i Tecnologia Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The FreeBSD Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Plantrician Project United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 710,000

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13110 records found.