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 ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Women Innovators Inc N/A ID United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
Digital NEST N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,563,859

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Women Innovators Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
Digital NEST N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,563,859

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Women Innovators Inc ID Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative OH Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Climate Central, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Coding It Forward Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Page SUM 2,601,812

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Fondazione Bruno Kessler Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Women Innovators Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
Digital NEST United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,563,859

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13110 records found.