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)
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Plantrician Project N/A CT United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY 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
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Plantrician Project N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A 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
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Girl Develop It NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
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
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Schmahl Science Workshops United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Schmahl Science Workshops United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Astronomical Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Plantrician Project United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery 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
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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