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)
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northern Arizona University N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,097
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
W E Upjohn Unemployment Trustee Corporation N/A MI United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 18,141
Stichting Delitelabs N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Knowledge House Fellowship Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Marriott Foundation for People With Disabilities Inc N/A MD United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 44,000
Association NQT N/A France Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 650
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
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 500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Venture For America, Inc. N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 786,638

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northern Arizona University N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,097
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
W E Upjohn Unemployment Trustee Corporation N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 18,141
Stichting Delitelabs N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Knowledge House Fellowship Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Marriott Foundation for People With Disabilities Inc N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 44,000
Association NQT N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 650
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service San Francisco Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Venture For America, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 786,638

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Detroit 300 Conservancy MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 795,833
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 16,666
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
MeWater Foundation Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Camp Maccabi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Casa Q Inc NM Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Ignite Adaptive Sports CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
Page SUM 1,915,499

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northern Arizona University United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
NASSCOM Foundation India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,097
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
W E Upjohn Unemployment Trustee Corporation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 18,141
Stichting Delitelabs Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Knowledge House Fellowship Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Marriott Foundation for People With Disabilities Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 44,000
Association NQT France Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 650
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 786,638

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13280 records found.