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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society for Scientific Exploration N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 8,000
JIMENA, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Measures for Justice Institute N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Genetics Society of America Incorporated N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Better Markets Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Measures for Justice Institute N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,800
Economic Policy Institute N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 16,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
SilverLining, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Better Markets Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Civic Foundation for Innovation N/A Nigeria Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,981,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 300
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Measures for Justice Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 550,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for Scientific Exploration N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 8,000
JIMENA, Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Measures for Justice Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Genetics Society of America Incorporated N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Better Markets Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 12,005,300

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Playworks Education Energized CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Rancho Cielo Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Norwich Bully-Busters CT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network, Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Little League Baseball Inc IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 650
North Lawndale Eagles Youth Programs NFP, Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership Inc CT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
No Bully CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 199,300

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 550,000
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for Scientific Exploration United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 8,000
JIMENA, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Measures for Justice Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Genetics Society of America Incorporated United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Better Markets Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Measures for Justice Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,800
Page SUM 12,108,800

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13280 records found.