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)
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A ME United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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 1,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited N/A Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Roca, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,225
Page SUM 2,583,122

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
ACCION International N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Roca, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,225
Page SUM 2,583,122

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jakara Movement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Role Model Movement Inc. Nfp IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
EDGE Youth Leadership CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 548,775

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
J Craig Venter Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Mathematical Sciences Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Simprints England Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
ACCION International 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
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dress for Success Triangle, NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
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
Page SUM 2,583,122

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13280 records found.