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)
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church N/A United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Launchcode Foundation N/A MO United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Clothes Campaign N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative N/A OH United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fitted for Work N/A VIC Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
JINC N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 660,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Launchcode Foundation N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Clothes Campaign N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fitted for Work N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
JINC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 660,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 22,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Service Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
No Means No Worldwide VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit of Morgan Hill CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Page SUM 203,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Media Change Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Stride Center United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Launchcode Foundation United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Clothes Campaign Netherlands Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Novaworks Foundation United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
JINC Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 660,500

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13110 records found.