Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hire Heroes USA N/A GA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Boulder Treasures Inc N/A CO United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement N/A IL United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Spannocchia N/A ME United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Mission Continues N/A MO United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
The Momentum Group N/A ID United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 467,192

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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 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hire Heroes USA N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cooperate Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Cooperate Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Mission Continues N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Momentum Group N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 502,575

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Graduate CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Life Centers of Chicagoland Nfp IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Benicia Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Belvedere Cove Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 454,970

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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 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hire Heroes USA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Mission Continues United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Momentum Group United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Center for Media Change Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 502,575

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13110 records found.