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)
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Coding It Forward Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Discovery World, Ltd. N/A WI United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Coding It Forward Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
A Woman's Nation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Discovery World, Ltd. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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
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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Develop It NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Discovery World, Ltd. WI Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Very Large Data Bases CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The FreeBSD Foundation CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Douglas County Museum Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Schmahl Science Workshops United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Coding It Forward Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Astronomical Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Discovery World, Ltd. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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
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13110 records found.