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)
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology N/A SD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry N/A OR United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wilsonville Robotics Stewardship Group N/A OR United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Consorzio ELIS - ASC N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry N/A OR United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,350
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,107,594

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wilsonville Robotics Stewardship Group N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Consorzio ELIS - ASC N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,350
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,107,594

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohio Morgan Horse Association OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
7Element Atheletics Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Alliance for Youth Organizing DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Chicago Freedom School IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 165,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Watson CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Girl Scouts of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
She Wins A NJ Nonprofit Corporation NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 764,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Witness Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wilsonville Robotics Stewardship Group United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Schmahl Science Workshops United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Consorzio ELIS - ASC Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,350
Schmahl Science Workshops United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
NASSCOM Foundation India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,107,594

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13280 records found.