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)
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,800
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
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,100
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 300
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Measures for Justice Institute N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bayes Impact Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Consorzio ELIS - ASC N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 10,243,970

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,800
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,100
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 300
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Measures for Justice Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bayes Impact Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Consorzio ELIS - ASC N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 10,243,970

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Camp Maccabi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Casa Q Inc NM Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Rehearsal for Life Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 628,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,800
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Witness Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Median Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,100
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 300
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Measures for Justice Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bayes Impact United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Consorzio ELIS - ASC Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 10,243,970

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13280 records found.