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)
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
418 Project Santa Cruz CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200,000
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
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
418 Project Santa Cruz CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
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
Kuumbwa Jazz Society Santa Cruz CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Association Santa Cruz CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County 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 10,000
418 Project Santa Cruz CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 4,400
Rising World Incorporation Santa Cruz CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Assist International, Inc. Santa Cruz CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc Santa Cruz CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 4,300
Page SUM 641,557

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
418 Project Santa Cruz Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200,000
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
Playful People Productions Santa Cruz Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
U C Santa Cruz Foundation Santa Cruz Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
418 Project Santa Cruz Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Lookout Local, Inc. Santa Cruz Other Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Rising World Incorporation Santa Cruz Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Kuumbwa Jazz Society Santa Cruz Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Association Santa Cruz Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Playful People Productions Santa Cruz Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
418 Project Santa Cruz Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 4,400
Rising World Incorporation Santa Cruz Community Development Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Assist International, Inc. Santa Cruz International Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc Santa Cruz Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 4,300
Page SUM 641,557

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2020 36,036
Wormfarm Institute Incorperated WI Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 50,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2020 12,834
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 228
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 525,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 300
Page SUM 781,848

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 36,036
Wormfarm Institute Incorperated United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 50,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 12,834
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 228
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 525,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 400
Page SUM 781,948

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14797 records found.