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)
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
FCL Educational Fund N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Discovery Science Center of Orange County N/A CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,056,790

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
FCL Educational Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Discovery Science Center of Orange County N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,056,790

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative OH Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Develop It NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Very Large Data Bases CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The FreeBSD Foundation CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,064,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
FCL Educational Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Discovery Science Center of Orange County United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,056,790

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13110 records found.