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
Middle East Forum 1 $5,000
Missionary Athletes International 1 $720
MOONLIGHT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 1 $5,000
Musicares Foundation Inc. 1 $10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc. 1 $1,000
National Coalition Against Censorship Inc. 1 $285
National Kidney Foundation Inc. - Northern California/Pacific Northwest 1 $30,000
Naval War College Foundation, Inc. 1 $2,500
New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital 1 $10,000
North Shore Animal League America, Inc. 1 $100
Nurturing Minds, Inc. 1 $461
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation 1 $5,000
One Heart Worldwide 1 $40,000
Operation Freedom Paws 1 $500
Our Family Coalition 1 $300
Pacific Center for Human Growth 1 $250
PEN American Center Inc. AKA PEN America 1 $100
Point San Pedro Road Coalition 1 $1,000
Pro Bono Project 1 $2,000
Project Kesher 1 $250
Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation 1 $25,000
Resources Legacy Fund 1 $500,000
Ridgefield Library Association, Inc. 1 $1,000
Rocky Mountain Wild 1 $720
Rotaplast International, Inc. 1 $250
San Francisco Chapter of the Older Women's League 1 $180
San Mateo Park Neighborhood Association 1 $100
SEEDS Community Resolution Center 1 $1,000
Shoresh Inc. 1 $1,000
Silver Creek Alliance Inc. 1 $250
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation 1 $300
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance 1 $1,000
Street Soccer USA Inc. 1 $1,000
Sunday Friends 1 $250
Swim Across America, Inc. 1 $200
The Chatham Synagogue 1 $500
The Spahr Center 1 $200
Transgender Law Center 1 $180
UNC Health Foundation 1 $10,000
Uri L'Tzedek 1 $540
Veterans Education Project 1 $250
Washington University - School of Medicine 1 $500
Wesleyan University 1 $5,000
Willow Creek Foundation 1 $300
Women's Refugee Commission 1 $500
World Resources Institute 1 $350
Yeshiva of Los Angeles Girls High School 1 $3,600
Able Works 1 $250
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation 1 $3,000
Aleph Institute 1 $1,800
Alzheimer's Los Angeles 1 $1,000
American Friends of IDC 1 $20,000
American Institute for Cancer Research 1 $180
American Physicians Fellowship for Medicine in Israel 1 $125
Aragon High School 1 $3,500
Asante Africa Foundation, Inc. 1 $300
Associates of the Osher Map Library 1 $5,000
Baltimore Intergroup Council of Alcoholics Anonymous Inc 1 $5,000
Belvedere Community Foundation 1 $100
Bonta California Progress Foundation 1 $5,000
Bring Me a Book Foundation 1 $1,000
Build Change 1 $10,000
Camp Havaya 1 $1,000
Catholics for Choice 1 $2,850
Center for Humane Technology 1 $25,000
Center For Young Women's Development DBA Young Women's Freedom Center 1 $8,750
Chabad House Bowery Inc. 1 $10,000
Chez Panisse Foundation AKA Edible Schoolyard Project 1 $5,000
City Schoolyard Garden 1 $12,000
College Is Real, Inc. 1 $1,000
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County 1 $2,000
Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation Inc. 1 $5,000
Creative Growth Art Center 1 $3,000
Cystinosis Research Foundation 1 $25,000
Eden Reforestation Projects 1 $3,055
Emergency Family Assistance Association 1 $720
Environmental and Energy Study Institute 1 $1,500
Etz Chaim Synagogue 1 $118
Fast Forward 1 $1,000
First Descents 1 $100
Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Inc. 1 $10,000
Fortune Society, Inc. 1 $1,000
Friends of China Camp, Inc. 1 $500
Friends of Vancouver Foundation 1 $20,500
Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery 1 $100
Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California 1 $1,000
Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescue 1 $1,000
Imagination Productions 1 $5,000
Instituto Para el Buen Vivir 1 $10,000
Israel Children's Cancer Foundation Inc. 1 $300
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch 1 $5,000
Jewish Center for Justice 1 $100
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit 1 $2,000
JEWISHcolorado 1 $3,000
KCET 1 $200
Kids in Need of Defense 1 $1,000
Lake Roland Nature Council Inc. 1 $1,000
LAvate 1 $5,000
Legal Aid at Work 1 $1,000
Let Grow Inc. 1 $2,000

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