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
International Documentary Association 1 $5,000
Los Angeles Jewish Symphony 1 $1,800
National Novel Writing Month 1 $20,000
Northern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1 $1,000
Palm Springs Friends of the Philharmonic 1 $1,500
Play It Forward Music Foundation 1 $2,500
Rhythmix Cultural Works 1 $2,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles 1 $250
Silicon Valley FACES 1 $2,500
Straus Historical Society 1 $2,500
Theatre Ventures International 1 $800
Vintage Computer Federation 1 $640
Youth in Arts 1 $350
Allegheny College 1 $50,000
American Jewish University 1 $1,000
BASIC Fund 1 $250
Boston University Hillel, 1 $360
Coney Island Prep Builders 1 $1,000
Friends of the Martell School House 1 $2,000
Institute for Shipboard Education 1 $100
Libforall Foundation 1 $25,000
Murray Bowen Archives Project 1 $2,500
Phillips Brooks School 1 $1,500
ProLiteracy Worldwide 1 $100
Regents of the University of Michigan 1 $250
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States 1 $500
Southwest Harbor Public Library 1 $500
University of California San Francisco 1 $10,000
West Contra Costa Public Education Fund 1 $500
Berkeley East Bay Humane Society 1 $108
Conservation Society of California 1 $100
Humane Society of Pagosa Springs 1 $540
Nature Foundation at Wintergreen 1 $5,000
Performing Animal Welfare Society 1 $500
Trap Free Montana 1 $2,000
Action on Smoking and Health 1 $180
American Friends of Hospice of the Upper Galilee 1 $500
Boston MedFlight 1 $2,500
Clinic by the Bay 1 $100
Desert AIDS Project 1 $500
Fanconi Anemia Research Fund 1 $1,000
Huntington's Disease Society of America 1 $1,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - San Diego/Hawaii Chapter 1 $100
Mayers Healthcare Foundation 1 $1,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association 1 $100
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association 1 $2,500
Radiological Society Of North America 1 $5,000
Alameda Community Fund 1 $4,000
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy 1 $500,000
Center for State-Led National Debt Solutions 1 $2,500
City of Richmond, California 1 $250
Community Foundation of New Jersey 1 $1,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates Program of Contra Costa County 1 $3,205
Energy for Growth Hub 1 $125,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail 1 $200
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations 1 $750
HipHopForChange 1 $4,000
Jewish Community Center on the Palisades 1 $1,800
Jewish Federation of St. Louis 1 $250
Local Futures / ISEC 1 $5,000
Palo Alto Forward 1 $300
Philanthropy Workshop 1 $250
Rising International 1 $1,000
SaverLife FKA EARN 1 $2,000
Society for Science and the Public 1 $500
Take Back the Court Foundation 1 $25,000
Veterans Education Project 1 $250
Youth Law Center 1 $7,500
Chabad on Fulton 1 $100
Congregation Emanuel 1 $250
Congregation Shearith Israel in the City of New York 1 $5,000
Harvard Hillel 1 $3,000
Jewish Family Services 1 $500
Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church Foundation 1 $2,500
New Life Church of Alamo 1 $5,000
Society Hill Synagogue 1 $118
THe Mussar Institute 1 $1,000
Adopt-A-Family of Marin 1 $500
Bananas 1 $150
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless 1 $540
Camp Possibilities Foundation 1 $2,000
Century Villages at Cabrillo 1 $50,000
Christian Action Life Line 1 $500
Covenant House California 1 $100
East Bay Innovations 1 $10,000
Freedom Service Dogs 1 $500
Housing Industry Foundation 1 $20,000
Jewish Federation of Arkansas 1 $3,000
Ma Ka Hana Ka Ike Building Program 1 $1,000
National Ramah Commission 1 $1,800
North East Exchange Team - San Francisco 1 $200
Pact an Adoption Alliance 1 $6,000
Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center 1 $500
Reach for Home 1 $250
Solar Cookers International 1 $500
St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room 1 $1,000
Transgender Law Center 1 $180
American Friends of Batsheva Dance Company 1 $1,500
Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee 1 $10,000
Boston Symphony Orchestra 1 $35,000

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