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)
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 650
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
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 75,000
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
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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 250
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Solar Richmond Contra Costa CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Spark Program Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
FaithActs N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Hi 5 Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 935,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Knowledge House Fellowship Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service San Francisco Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 500
NPO Mama-Work Laboratory N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
StreetWise Partners Incorporated N/A Workforce Development Corporate 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
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
Solar Richmond Contra Costa Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Spark Program Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
FaithActs N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Hi 5 Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 935,200

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
All American Youth Football & Drill Team Inc. TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Braven Incorporated IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
EDGE Youth Leadership CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Movement Strategy Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Santa Clara Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Stephen J. Wampler Foundation, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Youth Advance Incorporated MD Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Victory Ranch Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 765,932

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACCION International United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Roca, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,225
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roca, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Habilitation Center Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Women Helping Women United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Singapore Children's Society Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 37,500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,800
Page SUM 288,475

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13280 records found.