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)
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Very Large Data Bases N/A CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany N/A Hungary Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,864,221

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Technologies for Kids - UTK N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Very Large Data Bases N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 2,824,221

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
FCL Educational Fund CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc DC Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
Page SUM 777,175

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Technologies for Kids - UTK Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Fondazione Bruno Kessler Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Very Large Data Bases United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany Hungary Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 2,824,221

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13110 records found.