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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz Santa Cruz CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,422,913
Playful People Productions Santa Cruz CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 556
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School Santa Cruz CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Cabrillo College Foundation Santa Cruz CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 166,000
Playful People Productions Santa Cruz CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Qualia Research Institute Santa Cruz CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Institute of HeartMath Santa Cruz CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Cabrillo College Foundation Santa Cruz CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Hospice of Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Watsonville Film Festival Santa Cruz CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Cabrillo College Foundation Santa Cruz CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
New Teacher Center Santa Cruz CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 275,000
Imagine Supported Living Services Santa Cruz CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 180,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Cruz CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 5,077,719

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Environment Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz Education Donor Advised 2020 2,422,913
Playful People Productions Santa Cruz Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 556
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School Santa Cruz Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Cabrillo College Foundation Santa Cruz Education Donor Advised 2020 166,000
Playful People Productions Santa Cruz Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Qualia Research Institute Santa Cruz Sciences Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Institute of HeartMath Santa Cruz Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Cabrillo College Foundation Santa Cruz Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Hospice of Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Watsonville Film Festival Santa Cruz Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Cabrillo College Foundation Santa Cruz Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
New Teacher Center Santa Cruz Education Donor Advised 2020 275,000
Imagine Supported Living Services Santa Cruz Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz Education Donor Advised 2020 180,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Cruz Other Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 5,077,719

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14797 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 2,000
A Khmer Buddhist Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 10,000,000
Aalto University Foundation sr Finland Education Donor Advised 2020 243,100
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,500
A Khmer Buddhist Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 23,759,980
Aalto University Foundation sr Finland Education Donor Advised 2020 172,700
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 300
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
A New Way of Life Reentry Project United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
A New Way of Life Reentry Project United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 40,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 123,500
Abada-Capoeira San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 45,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Page SUM 34,631,730

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14797 records found.