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)
Four Block Foundation Inc N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Metropolitan Education District Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Cooperate Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Metropolitan Education District Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,300
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Petit Miracles Interiors N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Cooperate Inc N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Metropolitan Education District Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Austin Science Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 434,750

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Chelmsford Hockey Association Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Mateo Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Projectcsgirls VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,792
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Grant A Wish Inc. IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Wheelchair Basketball Association CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Peace 4 Kids CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Page SUM 272,122

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Four Block Foundation Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Metropolitan Education District Foundation United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Metropolitan Education District Foundation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,300
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Petit Miracles Interiors England Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Metropolitan Education District Foundation United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Austin Science Education Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 434,750

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13280 records found.