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)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 98,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roca, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,225
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 1,000
Community Habilitation Center Inc N/A FL United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Women Helping Women N/A CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Spannocchia N/A ME United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 122,075

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Measures for Justice Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Venture For America, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Metro Mothers Network N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opportunity Junction, Inc. Contra Costa Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JINC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Four Block Foundation Inc N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Transylvania Vocational Services Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Page SUM 5,526,500

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,500
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Pivotal Connections CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Squashdrive CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
All Our Kids Inc DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Safe Passages CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,200
National Recreation & Park Association VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Cake4kids CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
GirlVentures CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 500
HRJ Charities Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Kyle Pease Foundation Inc GA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 210,000
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 589,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Measures for Justice Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Metro Mothers Network Canada Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opportunity Junction, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JINC Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Four Block Foundation Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Transylvania Vocational Services Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
1951 Coffee Company United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Page SUM 5,526,500

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13280 records found.