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 2018 10,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Coding It Forward Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 878,000

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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 2018 10,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Coding It Forward Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
A Woman's Nation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 878,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gals of Cabrillo College CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
USTA Player Development Incorporated FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Community Cycling Center OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc GA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Teens for Food Justice NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Boy Scouts of America CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
New York Road Runners Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Boy Scouts of America MO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 427,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Schmahl Science Workshops United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Coding It Forward Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Astronomical Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 878,000

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13110 records found.