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)
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara 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
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
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. N/A TN United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 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
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
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Metro Mothers Network N/A Canada Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Opportunity Junction, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JINC N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 824,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 500
NPO Mama-Work Laboratory N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
StreetWise Partners Incorporated N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Solar Richmond Contra Costa Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 10,000
Opportunity Junction, Inc. Contra Costa Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JINC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 824,550

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Friends of Camp Mather CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American Amputee Soccer Association DE Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Nicolay Dodov Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
CHICAGO RUN IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eluna PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Girls Build OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pivotal Connections CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 251,530

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Novaworks Foundation United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 500
NPO Mama-Work Laboratory Japan Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
StreetWise Partners Incorporated United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Solar Richmond United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 10,000
Opportunity Junction, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JINC Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 824,550

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13280 records found.