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)
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Center for Advancing Innovation Inc N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 350
Digital Nest Inc. N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for Higher Education Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 77,404
Better Markets Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Center for Advancing Innovation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 350
Digital Nest Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for Higher Education Policy N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 77,404
Better Markets Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Page SUM 11,956,024

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Epic Transitions CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Friends of Explorer Post 58 OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
Red Hook Initiative NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
HRJ Charities Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Kyle Pease Foundation Inc GA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 350,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ice Hockey In Harlem Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Playworks Education Energized CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Colorado Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 607,680

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Digital Nest Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Center for Advancing Innovation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 350
Digital Nest Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The FreeBSD Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for Higher Education Policy United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 77,404
Better Markets Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Page SUM 11,956,024

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13280 records found.