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 2019, as well as the four 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 represents nearly $1.26 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2019 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)
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
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd. N/A Israel Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Associacio Espiral, Educacio i Tecnologia N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 4,810,680

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CNRS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -88
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Camas Robotics Booster Club N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Asapbio San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Fundacion EsLaRed N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 691,677

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Schmahl Science Workshops CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
IGEM Foundation Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Climate Central, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Page SUM 3,016,877

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fondazione Bruno Kessler Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Discovery Science Center of Orange County United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Society For Microbiology United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
The FreeBSD Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berthoud Robotics United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Plantrician Project United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coding It Forward Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Digital NEST United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
Page SUM 1,185,956

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13110 records found.