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)
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
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
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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
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
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 969,739

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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
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
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 984,239

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Caramel Connections CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Comp-U-Dopt TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Weston Travel Ball Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Little League Baseball Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Ranch Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
John Lynch Foundation FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greenhouse Scholars CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 2,008,867

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Schmahl Science Workshops United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Coding It Forward Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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
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
J Craig Venter Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 969,739

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13110 records found.