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 descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
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
Institute of Innovation Digital N/A Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Women in Cyber Security N/A TN United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
iHub Limited N/A Kenya Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,238,970

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Institute of Innovation Digital N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Associacio Espiral, Educacio i Tecnologia N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women in Cyber Security N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
iHub Limited N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,238,970

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Plutus Foundation Inc. PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ALearn CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior Achievement USA CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 698,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Institute of Innovation Digital Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Associacio Espiral, Educacio i Tecnologia Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women in Cyber Security United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
iHub Limited Kenya Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,238,970

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13110 records found.