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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Force 11 N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology N/A SD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Corporate Partners N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo 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
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 400
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Arizou N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Career Accelerator Limited N/A United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,500
Page SUM 1,415,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Force 11 N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Corporate Partners N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 400
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Arizou N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Career Accelerator Limited N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,500
Page SUM 1,415,900

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Libertys Kitchen LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tee Ball Pitching Machine NV Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Sailing Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Winthrop Little League Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pasadena-Foothill Valley YWCA CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Public Allies Silicon Valley WI Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 174,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Force 11 United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Global Witness Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Corporate Partners United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dress for Success Triangle, NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 400
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Stride Center United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Dress for Success Triangle, NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Arizou United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Career Accelerator Limited United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,500
Page SUM 1,415,900

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13280 records found.