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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry N/A OR United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Innovators Inc N/A ID United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
RBK For Training N/A Jordan Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 78,000
IGEM Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society For Microbiology N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Innovators Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
RBK For Training N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 78,000
IGEM Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society For Microbiology N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
Child Trends Incorporated MD Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mathematical Sciences Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Inventors Hall of Fame Inc OH Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Philippine Development Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women Innovators Inc ID Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 296,796

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Innovators Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
RBK For Training Jordan Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 78,000
IGEM Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society For Microbiology United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
Page SUM 1,239,671

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13110 records found.