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)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
314 Action N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada N/A ON Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International FIRST Committee Association N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Economic Policy Institute N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,450,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
314 Action N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Woman's Nation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International FIRST Committee Association N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Economic Policy Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,450,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island HI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shane's Inspiration CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Elite Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Napa Junior Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 373,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
314 Action United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International FIRST Committee Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Economic Policy Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,450,450

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13110 records found.