b'LETTER FROM LEADERSHIPDear friends, The past twelve months stand as a true testament to the resilience of our Jewish Bay Area community.This year we found renewed power in connectedness, during a time defined by distance. We came together to address and overcome our communitys challenges, no matter the state of the world. We are in this for the long haul and will continue to be here to support our community members near and far.In our continued response to COVID-19, we launched new and innovative models for philanthropy, which have allowed us to take immediate action in a time of tremendous need. We relieved financial hardship from COVID-19 for families, small businesses, and synagogues at risk of closing. During quarantine, programs like PJ Library have enabled human connection where it was sorely lacking. To fight the repercussions of social distancing, we created gateways for people to express their identities and their Jewish values in ways that were personally meaningful. With generous funding for comprehensive COVID-19 testing, we helped open camps for children and teens, when they needed camp more than anything. We planted roots for a strong and growing shared society with our Israeli partner organizations. We found new and better ways to make change, where the value of a dollar is amplified and circulates through the community to help many. These are just some of the many examples of our impact over the past twelve months. In this annual report, you will read stories of how all this work positively impacted our community and its individuals in the face of unprecedented challenges. We could not have done this work without you. You helped us to enable access to Jewish experiences, strengthen the security of Jewish life, and build more inclusive communities. With your help we were able to connect people and families to each other; we were able to help people find purpose. Our endless gratitude goes out to the donors that have made it possible to accomplish so much over the past year. We are incredibly inspired by the continued investments that our community members make for the greater good of our community and the people in it. As we move forward, we will continue to focus on learning what our community needs and the best ways we can help address what our community is facing, and will face in the future. We will continue to help heal. Despite social isolation and uncertainty about the present and future, we did exactly what Federations were made to do, and we will continue our commitment to making our diverse Jewish Bay Area a place where everyone is secure, inspired, and engaged. From all of us at the Federation, thank you for your generosity and partnership in tumultuous and peaceful times, alike.In great appreciation,Danny GrossmanArthur SlepianCEO Board Chair3'