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)
American Museum of Natural History N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry N/A OR United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,350
Digital Nest Inc. N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A CO United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd. N/A Israel Sciences Donor Advised 2019 384,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mozilla Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 560,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,350
Digital Nest Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
NASSCOM Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 384,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mozilla Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
NASSCOM Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 560,600

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teens for Food Justice NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Asn CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Team Esface Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Junior State of America Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 66,500
Cafe Momentum TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 16,666
Epic Transitions CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 390,366

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,350
Digital Nest Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
NASSCOM Foundation India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd. Israel Sciences Donor Advised 2019 384,000
Digital Nest Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
NASSCOM Foundation India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 560,600

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13280 records found.