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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lookout Local, Inc. Santa Cruz CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 230,000
Rising World Incorporation Santa Cruz CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 7,900
418 Project Santa Cruz CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society Santa Cruz CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Playful People Productions Santa Cruz CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society Santa Cruz CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
U C Santa Cruz Foundation Santa Cruz CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Lookout Local, Inc. Santa Cruz CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Rising World Incorporation Santa Cruz CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
418 Project Santa Cruz CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc Santa Cruz CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 4,300
Unitarian Universalist Association Santa Cruz CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Playful People Productions Santa Cruz CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Rising World Incorporation Santa Cruz CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 3,000
418 Project Santa Cruz CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Unitarian Universalist Association Santa Cruz CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 7,000
Playful People Productions Santa Cruz CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 10,000
Shakespeare Play On Santa Cruz CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Rising World Incorporation Santa Cruz CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
418 Project Santa Cruz CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Page SUM 653,700

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz Food Security Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Santa Cruz Sciences Donor Advised 2020 5,000
U C Santa Cruz Foundation Santa Cruz Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Bonny Doon Volunteer Fire-Rescue Inc Santa Cruz Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Tierra Pacifica Charter School Santa Cruz Education Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation Santa Cruz Education Donor Advised 2020 250
New Way Homes Inc Santa Cruz Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 15,000
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc Santa Cruz International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Santa Cruz Sciences Donor Advised 2020 100,000
U C Santa Cruz Foundation Santa Cruz Education Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Lookout Local Santa Cruz Other Donor Advised 2020 450,000
Rising World Incorporation Santa Cruz Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Tierra Pacifica Charter School Santa Cruz Education Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Jewel Theatre Company Santa Cruz Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc Santa Cruz International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Santa Cruz Sciences Donor Advised 2020 500
U C Santa Cruz Foundation Santa Cruz Education Donor Advised 2020 41,957
Lookout Local, Inc. Santa Cruz Other Donor Advised 2020 230,000
American National Red Cross Santa Cruz Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Rising World Incorporation Santa Cruz Community Development Donor Advised 2020 7,900
Page SUM 934,307

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,800
Accelerate Change Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Achieve Tahoe United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
ACTAsia for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Action for India, USA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Accelerate Change Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
ACRONYM United States Unknown Donor Advised 2020 500,000
ActBlue Charities Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Activate Global Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Accelerate Change Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Abantu International United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Page SUM 1,098,050

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