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)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Python Software Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Peter G Peterson Institute for International Economics N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Hiller Aviation Institute San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
Core Gift Institute N/A WA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
I-Com-Unity O.S. N/A Czech Republic Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 4,654,447

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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 25,000
Python Software Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Peter G Peterson Institute for International Economics N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Hiller Aviation Institute San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
EdBuild, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
Core Gift Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
I-Com-Unity O.S. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 4,654,447

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Disc Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Mid Peninsula Athletic Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Quicksilver Swimming CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Merrimack Valley Robotics Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
Special Hoop Camp Incorporated OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 662,425

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Python Software Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
EdBuild, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Peter G Peterson Institute for International Economics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Hiller Aviation Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
EdBuild, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
J Craig Venter Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
Core Gift Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Mathematical Sciences Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Simprints England Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
I-Com-Unity O.S. Czech Republic Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 4,654,447

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13280 records found.