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)
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology N/A SD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,800
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Universidad Catolica San Pablo N/A Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 11,600
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Science Friday Initiative Inc N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
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
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tech Lounge Association N/A Romania Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,800
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Universidad Catolica San Pablo N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 11,600
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Science Friday Initiative Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tech Lounge Association N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 1,797,644

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ultimate Impact Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Collective Impact CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
HRJ Charities Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Atherton Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network, Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Cafe Momentum TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 74,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New Orleans Junior Journalism Program LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Beat the Streets Wrestling Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 387,782

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,800
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Universidad Catolica San Pablo Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 11,600
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Science Friday Initiative Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Schmahl Science Workshops United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Schmahl Science Workshops United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tech Lounge Association Romania Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 1,797,644

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13280 records found.