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)
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Discovery Science Center of Orange County N/A CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berthoud Robotics N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,717,886

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Discovery Science Center of Orange County N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berthoud Robotics N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
CNRS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,717,886

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
J Craig Venter Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Climate Central, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
314 Action DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
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
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
MDRC NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,708,276

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Discovery Science Center of Orange County United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berthoud Robotics United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,717,886

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13110 records found.