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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd. N/A Israel Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A OH United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Page SUM 2,016,500

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Page SUM 2,016,500

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Astronomical Association CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
The Expanding Your Horizons Network CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Tinkermill CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc MA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
J Craig Venter Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Discovery Science Center of Orange County CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,212,129

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd. Israel Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Page SUM 2,016,500

Pages

13110 records found.