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)
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Visual Communications Media N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MDRC N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,250,408

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
Asapbio San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Visual Communications Media N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 653,058

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Economic Policy Institute DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
314 Action DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Astronomical Association CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
The Expanding Your Horizons Network CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Tinkermill CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,860,740

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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 Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mathematical Sciences Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
Asapbio United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Visual Communications Media United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 749,249

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13110 records found.