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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Core Gift Institute N/A WA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Museum of Natural History N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Fundacion EsLaRed N/A Venezuela Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nebraska Applied Research Institute N/A NE United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Inventors Hall of Fame Inc N/A OH United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Core Gift Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Fundacion EsLaRed N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nebraska Applied Research Institute N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Inventors Hall of Fame Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berthoud Robotics CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Women in Cyber Security TN Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Digital NEST CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
Nebraska Applied Research Institute NE Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Coding It Forward Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
EdBuild, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Core Gift Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Fundacion EsLaRed Venezuela Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nebraska Applied Research Institute United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Inventors Hall of Fame Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.