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

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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
Rising World Incorporation Santa Cruz Community Development Donor Advised 2020 7,900
American National Red Cross Santa Cruz Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 934,307

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Access to Care Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 200,000
ACLU Foundation of Georgia Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Acadia Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Accountability Lab Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 63,000
ACLU Foundation of Georgia Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Acce Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Georgia Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 664,700

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