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, and corporate 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)
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
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
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
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tinkermill N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Digital NEST N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,868,210

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tinkermill N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Digital NEST N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,868,210

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
FCL Educational Fund CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Wagner Society of Northern California CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wagner Society of Northern California CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc MA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Museum of Natural History NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 574,925

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tinkermill United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Digital NEST United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,868,210

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13110 records found.