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)
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
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
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 150,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 98,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
INRIA N/A France Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Marine Biological Laboratory N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 583,307
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,650,304

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
A Woman's Nation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
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
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,655,047

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jakara Movement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
7Element Atheletics Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Role Model Movement Inc. Nfp IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
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
My Digital Tat2 Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Merrimack Valley Robotics Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
Page SUM 216,200

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,100
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 300
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
JIMENA, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Measures for Justice Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Associacio Espiral Educacio i Tecnologia Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 21,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for Scientific Exploration United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 16,827,400

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