Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
314 Action N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A CO United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Child Trends Incorporated N/A MD United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,077,945

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
314 Action N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Child Trends Incorporated N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,077,945

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
SJVRC Organization CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Phu Dong Youth Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vision Now TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Office of Education CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club, Inc. CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 243,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
314 Action United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Child Trends Incorporated United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,077,945

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13110 records found.