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)
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partnership For A New American Economy Research Fund Inc N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 1,060
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Womens Bean Project N/A CO United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACCION International N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Upwardly Global San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
W E Upjohn Unemployment Trustee Corporation N/A MI United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 18,141
The Knowledge House Fellowship Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 443,101

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partnership For A New American Economy Research Fund Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 1,060
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Womens Bean Project N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACCION International N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Upwardly Global San Francisco Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
W E Upjohn Unemployment Trustee Corporation N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 18,141
The Knowledge House Fellowship Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 443,101

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Casa Valentina Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Torrey Pines Docent Society CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Chicago Freedom School IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 165,000
Waterside Workshops CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 847,900

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute of Noetic Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partnership For A New American Economy Research Fund Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
NASSCOM Foundation India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 1,060
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Womens Bean Project United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACCION International United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Upwardly Global United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
W E Upjohn Unemployment Trustee Corporation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 18,141
The Knowledge House Fellowship Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Novaworks Foundation United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 443,101

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13280 records found.