2020 Grantmaking

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, in 2020 the Federation disbursed 11,838 grants from donor-advised funds and supporting foundations, totaling $180,799,753 to 3,097 nonprofit organizations. The number of grants made increased by 18% over 2019, and we attribute this to the significantly greater health and human services needs that quickly arose out of the COVID-19 pandemic. 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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Arts/Culture/Humanities

1,332 grants totaling $8,610,412

Education

1,788 grants totaling $26,068,449

Environment/Animals

804 grants totaling $17,233,970

Health

1,080 grants totaling $13,924,589

Human Services

2,384 grants totaling $24,828,067

Public/Society Benefit

3,171 grants totaling $83,300,584

Religion

1,334 grants totaling $11,521,195
Grantee name Total Grantssort descending Total Amount
Chabad Israeli Community 1 $100
Chamber Music in Napa Valley 1 $500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation 1 $20,000
Compassionate Friends 1 $250
Congregation Dorshei Tzedek 1 $1,800
Defending Democray Together Institute 1 $100,000
DrawBridge 1 $150
East Bay Innovations Inc. 1 $6,000
Edgewood Center For Children And Families 1 $200
Empower Playgrounds Inc 1 $250
Environmental Health Strategy Center 1 $285
Family Caregiver Alliance 1 $200
Feed El Paso 1 $5,000
First Hebrew Congregation of Alameda AKA Temple Israel of Alameda 1 $1,000
Forward Together 1 $300
Franklin W Olin College of Engineering Inc 1 $1,000
Friends of the Darby Community Public Library Inc. 1 $250
Friends of Yemin Orde Inc. AKA ImpactIsrael 1 $20,000
Gilead House 1 $500
Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties 1 $300
Greater Olean Community Foundation DBA Cattaraugus Region Community Foundat 1 $150
Guardsmen 1 $2,000
Halleck Creek Ranch 1 $2,500
Historic Congregation Kesher Israel 1 $1,000
Hope Rehabilitation Services AKA Hope Services 1 $1,000
Human Rights Voices Inc. 1 $60,000
iMentor 1 $500
International Sephardic Educational and Cultural Center in Jerusalem AKA Se 1 $250
Israel Lacrosse Association Inc. 1 $100
Japan Society of Northern California 1 $3,000
Jewish Circle Theatre 1 $5,000
Jewish Council for Public Affairs 1 $500
JFS of Metrowest 1 $3,600
Junior State of America Foundation 1 $5,000
Kids of Courage 1 $100
Kronos Performing Arts Association 1 $10,000
Lakes Environment Association 1 $250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley 1 $1,500
Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado 1 $1,000
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1 $10,000
Limmud North America 1 $5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen 1 $125,000
Maplight 1 $500
Martis Camp Community Foundation 1 $500
Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City 1 $5,000
Melissa's House 1 $360
Midrasha East Bay Jewish Community High School 1 $1,000
Mobility International USA 1 $5,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center 1 $1,000
Multiple Sclerosis Society Northern California Chapter 1 $100
Mutual Aid Foundation for Students and Trainees 1 $10,000
National Abortion Federation 1 $1,250
NEO Philanthropy, Inc 1 $500,000
New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation 1 $10,000
Niskanen Center Inc. 1 $50,000
North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation 1 $360
One Purpose School 1 $300
Outdoor Afro 1 $25,000
Pathway School 1 $100
Peninsula College Fund 1 $100
Performing Animal Welfare Society 1 $500
Pivotal 1 $1,000
Policy Impact 1 $50,000
Rainforest Foundation Inc. AKA Rainforest Foundation US 1 $100
Recidiviz Inc 1 $5,000
Regeneration Project AKA Interfaith Power & Light 1 $1,000
ReSurge International 1 $500
Rise Together Education Inc 1 $250
San Francisco Village 1 $26,500
Sandisfield Arts & Restoration Committee 1 $100
Scholars for Peace in the Middle East 1 $5,000
Seeds of Peace, Inc. 1 $5,000
Shady Side Academy 1 $5,000
Showing Up for Racial Justice Inc 1 $200
SongwritingWith: Inc. 1 $5,000
SOS-Soldier's Organized Services 1 $1,000
Special Operations Fund 1 $10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City 1 $5,000
Stayin' Alive 1 $540
Strong City Baltimore FKA Greater Homewood Community Corporation 1 $10,000
Sunrise Horse Rescue 1 $1,000
Teach For All 1 $500
Temple Isaiah 1 $1,800
Teneo, Inc. 1 $10,000
The Crucible 1 $5,000
Tikva Children's Home 1 $360
Transplant Foundation 1 $720
Trustees of Deerfield Academy 1 $500
Ubuntu Theater Project Inc 1 $1,000
United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee 1 $5,000
US Cyberdome 1 $10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education 1 $10,000
Water Buffalo Club Inc. 1 $150
West Coast Islands Stewardship & Conservancy Society 1 $10,000
Win Without War Education Fund 1 $285
Womenshelter of Long Beach 1 $5,000
World Vision 1 $100
Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School Ltd. 1 $360
Abrahamic House 1 $5,000
Airlink Inc. 1 $250

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