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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Housing Matters Santa Cruz CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 450
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Santa Cruz CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 400
Community Bridges Santa Cruz CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Twin Lakes Baptist Church, Inc. Santa Cruz CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Coastal Watershed Council Santa Cruz CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Assist International, Inc. Santa Cruz CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
PSFC Santa Cruz CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Foundation Santa Cruz CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Community Bridges Santa Cruz CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Coastal Watershed Council Santa Cruz CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Assist International, Inc. Santa Cruz CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue Santa Cruz CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 250
Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Foundation Santa Cruz CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 500
Bonny Doon Community School Foundation Santa Cruz CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation Santa Cruz CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 610,100

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,250
Community Bridges Santa Cruz Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Coastal Watershed Council Santa Cruz Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,500
418 Project Santa Cruz Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 4,400
Housing Matters Santa Cruz Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 450
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Santa Cruz Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 400
Community Bridges Santa Cruz Human Services Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Twin Lakes Baptist Church, Inc. Santa Cruz Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Coastal Watershed Council Santa Cruz Environment Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
PSFC Santa Cruz Health Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Foundation Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Community Bridges Santa Cruz Human Services Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Coastal Watershed Council Santa Cruz Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz Food Security Donor Advised 2020 250
Page SUM 611,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yaya Foundation for 4H Leukodystrophy MN Health Donor Advised 2020 450,000
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yaya Foundation for 4H Leukodystrophy MN Health Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2020 250,000
Yes on 18 - Vote for Our Future CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 10,000
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Young 1ove Foundation TX Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Page SUM 874,100

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yaya Foundation for 4H Leukodystrophy United States Health Donor Advised 2020 450,000
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yaya Foundation for 4H Leukodystrophy United States Health Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 250,000
Yes on 18 - Vote for Our Future United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 10,000
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Young 1ove Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Page SUM 874,100

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14797 records found.