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)
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
St Louis Science Center Foundation N/A MO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Women in Cyber Security N/A TN United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 830
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Science Friday Initiative Inc N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Collective Heritage Institute San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
USENIX Association Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
Belgian IT Academy Support Center N/A Belgium Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Universidad Catolica San Pablo N/A Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 11,600
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A ME United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 2,122,155

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
St Louis Science Center Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Women in Cyber Security N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 830
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Science Friday Initiative Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Collective Heritage Institute San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
USENIX Association Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
Belgian IT Academy Support Center N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Universidad Catolica San Pablo N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 11,600
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 2,122,155

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass Metrowest Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Greater Flint Hockey Association MI Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
John Burton Advocates for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
No Bully CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Playworks Education Energized CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,600
San Mateo County Office of Education CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Page SUM 577,625

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
NASSCOM Foundation India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd. Israel Sciences Donor Advised 2019 384,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
NASSCOM Foundation India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
RBK For Training Jordan Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 89,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
NASSCOM Foundation India Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 727,250

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13280 records found.