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
Everyday Zen 1 $360
Isralight South Florida 1 $1,800
Kaal Kadosh Mickve Israel 1 $100
San Leandro Hebrew Congregation- Temple Beth Sholom 1 $350
Temple Beth El - Bakersfield 1 $1,000
Temple Shaaray Tefila of Westchester 1 $2,228
ASAP After School Activities Partnerships 1 $1,000
California ChangeLawyers 1 $100
Chicken & Egg Pictures 1 $7,500
Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine & Humanology 1 $1,800
Interfaith Youth Core 1 $1,000
Jewish Communal Fund of New York 1 $3,600
KAHAL: Your Jewish Home Abroad 1 $500
L-Fund 1 $225
Marshall Project 1 $1,000
New Seed Foundation 1 $40,000
One Dollar for Life 1 $500
Pearlstone Conference And Retreat Center 1 $1,000
Project WeHope 1 $150
RIP Medical Debt 1 $1,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission 1 $100
South Coast Children's Services 1 $1,000
Sunday Friends 1 $250
Thorn 1 $1,000
United Way of Central Maryland 1 $10,000
Weekend Backpacks for Homeless Kids 1 $1,000
Youth Community Service 1 $200
Ars Nova 1 $2,500
Avaloch Farm Music Retreat 1 $300,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music 1 $2,000
California Genealogical Society 1 $1,000
CENTROPA - Central Europe Center for Research and Documentation 1 $2,500
Cleveland Institute of Art 1 $500
Golden Gate Blues Society 1 $1,600
Marfa Public Radio Corporation 1 $3,000
Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation 1 $1,000
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Institute 1 $250
Occidental Center for the Arts 1 $180
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association 1 $1,000
Project Healthy Minds Corporation 1 $5,000
Sojourn Project 1 $400
The Field 1 $5,000
University Club of Palo Alto Scholarship Fund 1 $250
Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra 1 $5,000
Aseltine School 1 $2,000
Berkeley Real Estate Forum 1 $25,000
Bring Me a Book Foundation 1 $1,000
Center for Jewish Community Studies 1 $10,000
College of Adaptive Arts 1 $20,000
Friends Central School Corporation 1 $10,000
George Mason University Foundation 1 $500
Haiti Partners 1 $1,000
Homework Central 1 $200
Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School 1 $600,000
Lake Travis High School Parent Teacher Organization 1 $500
Montera Junior High Parent Faculty Student Club 1 $500
Pomona College 1 $5,000
Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School 1 $1,800
Sterne School 1 $6,250
Third Way Institute 1 $100,000
Union College 1 $200
Voice of Witness 1 $1,500
350 Bay Area Climate Education Fund 1 $1,000
Apparel Impact Institute 1 $3,000
California Indian Environmental Alliance 1 $300
Coastside Land Trust 1 $1,000
Defenders of Wildlife 1 $4,000
Equamore Foundation 1 $1,000
Friends of China Camp 1 $1,000
Laguna De Santa Rosa Foundation 1 $500
Marine Mammals of Maine 1 $3,000
Northern Jaguar Project 1 $10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society 1 $500
Save the Waves Coalition 1 $200
Surfrider Foundation 1 $10,000
Urgewald 1 $15,000
Yolo County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 1 $250
American Physicians Fellowship for Medicine in Israel 1 $125
End Well Foundation 1 $500
Global Camps Africa 1 $10,000
Jason Foundation 1 $500
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation 1 $100
National Federation of the Blind 1 $100
On Lok 1 $1,000
Paws for Purple Hearts 1 $100
Roots of Peace 1 $180
Vascular Cures 1 $250
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley 1 $180
Ameinu Our People 1 $5,000
Bizworld Foundation 1 $200
Cambodia Human Rights Task Forces 1 $35,000
Committee to Protect Journalists 1 $500
Consumers Union of United States 1 $100
East Bay Community Law Center 1 $1,000
Fair Work Center 1 $300
Free the Slaves 1 $1,200
Fund for Global Human Rights 1 $1,000
GLAAD 1 $10,000
Hawaii Community Foundation 1 $10,000
JanMitram Kalyan Samiti 1 $35,000

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