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)
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 500
NPO Mama-Work Laboratory N/A Japan Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
StreetWise Partners Incorporated N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solar Richmond Contra Costa CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited N/A Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
AI4ALL Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Page SUM 911,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service San Francisco Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 500
NPO Mama-Work Laboratory N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
StreetWise Partners Incorporated N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solar Richmond Contra Costa Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
AI4ALL Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Page SUM 911,050

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Playworks Education Energized CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Rancho Cielo Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Norwich Bully-Busters CT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Basketball to Uplift the Youth Inc. DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network, Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Little League Baseball Inc IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 650
North Lawndale Eagles Youth Programs NFP, Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership Inc CT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 181,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Novaworks Foundation United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 500
NPO Mama-Work Laboratory Japan Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
StreetWise Partners Incorporated United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solar Richmond United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
AI4ALL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
San Mateo County Office of Education United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Page SUM 911,050

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13280 records found.