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)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 3,176,565

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 3,176,565

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Very Large Data Bases CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
American Society For Microbiology DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Girl Develop It NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 447,846

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 3,176,565

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13110 records found.