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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Better Markets Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 118,100
Digital Nest Inc. N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Australian Business and Community Network Limited N/A Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
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
Access to Business N/A England Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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
ACCION International N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
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
Page SUM 6,508,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Better Markets Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 118,100
Digital Nest Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 500
NPO Mama-Work Laboratory N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
StreetWise Partners Incorporated N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Access to Business N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ACCION International N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Solar Richmond Contra Costa Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 6,508,650

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pivotal Connections CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
School Garden Project of Lane County OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Squash and Education Alliance Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Daly City Community Service Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program MI Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Valkyrie Robotics CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Boys Club of Wake County Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Dev Mission CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Birch Rock Camp ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beat the Streets Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 18,810
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 568,010

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Better Markets Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 118,100
Digital Nest Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 500
NPO Mama-Work Laboratory Japan Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
StreetWise Partners Incorporated United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Access to Business England Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ACCION International United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Solar Richmond United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 6,508,650

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13280 records found.