2019 Grantmaking

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, in 2019 the Federation disbursed 10,050 grants from donor-advised funds and supporting foundations, totaling $175,078,668 to 2,985 nonprofit organizations. Putting these assets into community reflects the Jewish values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (taking care of the needy), kehillah (community), and tzedek (pursuing justice). These four values underpin and guide our philanthropic work, which supports a wide range of Jewish and broader causes, across local, national and international organizations.

For a summary of our collective impact, view the infographic.

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All 2019 grants are listed in the searchable database:

Arts/Culture/Humanities

1,294 grants totaling $9,388,906

Education

1,641 grants totaling $27,569,564

Environment/Animals

744 grants totaling $17,698,729

Health

1,054 grants totaling $15,279,197

Human Services

1,511 grants totaling $11,768,076

Public/Society Benefit

2,598 grants totaling $79,923,414

Religion

1,208 grants totaling $13,450,797
Grantee name Total Grantssort ascending Total Amount
YES Nature to Neighborhoods 3 $3,485
American Humane 3 $3,200
Humane Society of Silicon Valley 3 $15,700
American Friends of the Rambam Health Care Campus 3 $107,900
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation 3 $5,700
Middle East Forum 3 $52,860
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust 3 $2,150
Scholars for Peace in the Middle East 3 $7,100
Ikar 3 $15,360
Faith in Action Network 3 $1,020,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth 3 $1,500
NCGA Foundation BDA Youth on Course 3 $18,300
American Friends of the Israel Museum 3 $130,000
Garrett Moulton Productions 3 $22,000
Headlands Center for the Arts 3 $11,250
PlayGround 3 $4,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation 3 $750
Cornell University 3 $3,350
East Palo Alto Tennis & Tutoring 3 $3,400
Palo Alto Partners In Education 3 $12,200
Ten Strands 3 $20,250
San Mateo County Health Foundation 3 $400
Zen Hospice Project 3 $4,200
Jewish Federation of the East Bay 3 $8,500
League of Women Voters Education Fund 3 $25,300
Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture 3 $13,500
United Nations Watch - USA 3 $10,500
Chabad of Contra Costa 3 $6,400
Congregation Beth Israel, Carmel 3 $4,900
Association of Israel's Decorative Arts 3 $4,500
Museum of Fine Arts 3 $28,000
Smithsonian 3 $10,300
Syzygy Dance Project 3 $9,142
Corporation of Haverford College 3 $55,000
Global Citizen Year 3 $12,500
Kiddo! The Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation 3 $10,500
Piedmont Educational Foundation 3 $13,800
Pets in Need 3 $568
Truckee Donner Land Trust 3 $10,200
Fistula Foundation 3 $650
International Medical Corps 3 $2,500
National Center for Youth Law 3 $11,250
Rosenberg Fund for Children 3 $1,250
Women for Women International 3 $700
Jewish Life Center 3 $6,540
Nepal Youth Foundation 3 $1,200
Forward Association 3 $11,600
Metropolitan Museum of Art 3 $5,700
Polyphony Foundation 3 $25,250
Tablet Magazine 3 $2,750
CLAL - National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership 3 $2,900
Pets Lifeline 3 $2,700
B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California 3 $5,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 3 $900
Charities Aid Foundation of America 3 $11,830
Learning Policy Institute 3 $3,800,000
Chochmat HaLev 3 $3,040
Alameda Meals on Wheels 3 $8,000
Collat Jewish Family Services 3 $4,050
Project Avary 3 $4,600
Berkeley Music Group 3 $25,000
Museum of Performance and Design 3 $6,500
Smuin Ballet 3 $20,500
18 Reasons 3 $36,950
Brandeis University 3 $1,300
ForWords 3 $1,700
Yeshiva University of Los Angeles Boys High School 3 $8,200
Sequoia Hospital Foundation 3 $1,700
California Police Activities League 3 $700
SPUR 3 $21,000
Central Synagogue Congregation Ahavath Chesed Shaar Hashomayin 3 $46,200
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun 3 $4,000
Jewish Theological Seminary of America 3 $151,180
Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America 3 $16,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center 3 $42,000
CARE 3 $1,300
Eden Village Camp 3 $10,860
Jobtrain 3 $20,300
The Mosaic Project 3 $750
UNICEF USA 3 $1,250
American Friends of Bar-Ilan University 3 $55,200
Colby College 3 $1,700
Jewish Community Relations Council - Jewish Coalition for Literacy 3 $2,250
University of Michigan 3 $9,500
Breakthrough Institute 3 $375,000
National Audubon Society 3 $1,100
Foundation Fighting Blindness 3 $1,500
United Service Organizations 3 $400
Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center 3 $3,160
Temple Or Rishon Sunrise Jewish Congregation 3 $9,412
ALDEA: Advancing Local Development Through Empowerment and Action 3 $14,500
Jewish Book Council 3 $3,600
Imagination Productions 3 $22,500
Lilith Publications 3 $1,800
Castilleja School Foundation 3 $15,250
National Alliance on Mental Illness - San Fernando Valley 3 $1,660
Shanti Project 3 $550
American Friends of the Israel Democracy Institute 3 $272,000
GiveDirectly 3 $6,273
Itrek FKA Israel & Co. 3 $23,600

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