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 descending Total Amount
Headstrong Project 1 $2,000
Livestrong Foundation 1 $200
MedShare International 1 $1,000
NAMI California 1 $3,000
Neuro Challenge Foundation 1 $100
Save a Child's Heart Foundation U.S. 1 $100
St. James Infirmary 1 $100
American Friends of Darche Noam 1 $3,600
American Oversight 1 $250,000
Association for Women in Science 1 $200
California Lawyers for the Arts 1 $100
Center for Civilians in Conflict 1 $1,000
Center on Conscience and War 1 $250
Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center 1 $500
Equal Justice Society 1 $500
Fortune Society 1 $1,000
Friends of the High Line 1 $100
Girls of Alameda County 1 $100
Honor Flight Bay Area Foundation 1 $100
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region 1 $11,000
Lutheran Volunteer Corps 1 $350
Parkinson's Foundation 1 $1,000
R Street Institute 1 $25,000
Science History Institute 1 $5,000
Virgie Giles Foundation 1 $2,000
Beloved Builders 1 $5,000
Catholics for Choice 1 $2,840
Chevra Kol Israel 1 $5,000
Congregation Shomrei Torah 1 $5,000
Hebrew Institute of Riverdale 1 $1,000
Lubavitch of Iowa 1 $540
Rodeph Shalom Congregation 1 $19,075
Amigos de Las Americas 1 $200
Bay Area Rescue Mission 1 $200
Brigid Alliance 1 $1,500
Canal Alliance 1 $20,000
Challah for Hunger 1 $1,000
Dancing While Cancering 1 $1,200
Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans Beit Halochem 1 $4,000
Ingles Sin Limites 1 $1,080
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice 1 $1,800
Legal Aid Chicago 1 $100
Midrasha East Bay Jewish Community High School 1 $180
Netherland-America Foundation 1 $100
Oakes Children's Center 1 $3,000
Para Los Ninos 1 $180
Reel Fathers 1 $5,000
San Diego Junior Golf Association 1 $5,000
Senior Adults Legal Assistance 1 $100
SOS-Soldier's Organized Services 1 $1,000
Story Works Alaska 1 $200
The Mission Continues 1 $720
Trustees of Reservations 1 $25,000
Volunteers of America 1 $100
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation 1 $2,000
Alameda High School Boosters 1 $1,000
American Friends of the Toronto International Film Festival 1 $1,635
Association pour le Retablissement des Institutions et Oeuvres Israelites en France 1 $2,000
Berkeley High Jazz Association 1 $3,000
Castro Organ Devotees Association 1 $5,000
Creative Capital 1 $5,000
Earthdance Creative Living Project, 1 $1,000
George Bush Presidential Library Foundation 1 $2,500
Ignite Adaptive Sports 1 $540
Lamplighters Music Theatre 1 $500
MacGuffin Theatre and Film Company 1 $10,000
Nevada City School of the Arts 1 $3,500
Paul Taylor American Modern Dance 1 $1,000
Salvation Computer 1 $1,000
San Francisco Museum and Historical Society 1 $2,500
Santa Fe Opera 1 $1,000
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture 1 $5,000
Town Hall Theatre Company 1 $1,000
Walt Disney Family Museum 1 $10,000
American Association of University Women 1 $250
Bentley School 1 $5,000
CreaTV 1 $1,500
Edible Schoolyard Project 1 $5,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology 1 $500
Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library 1 $360
Global Glimpse 1 $5,000
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati 1 $180
Jewish Academy of Orlando 1 $18,000
Kids Included Together 1 $100
Literacyworks 1 $180
Marin County Library Foundation 1 $100
National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership 1 $20,000
Panetta Institute for Public Policy 1 $1,000
Pilchuck Glass School 1 $7,500
Rice University 1 $100
SHE-CAN GLobal 1 $150
St. Andrew's - Sewanee School 1 $15,000
Thacher School 1 $1,000
Williams Memorial Institute 1 $250
Yeshiva University 1 $10,000
Blue Water Baltimore 1 $250
Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture 1 $100
Environmental and Energy Study Institute 1 $4,000
Forest Park Conservancy 1 $5,000
Global Alliance forinerator Alternatives 1 $15,000

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