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
Art Works Downtown, Inc. 1 $200
Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation 1 $500
Athlete Ally 1 $10,000
Bay Area Women Leader Network 1 $1,050
Bedford Historical Society 1 $250
Billion Oyster Project 1 $500
Bridging Tech Charitable Fund 1 $3,000
California Policy Center 1 $2,000
Caravan to Class 1 $250
Catapult Film Fund 1 $7,500
Center for Elders Independence 1 $250
CENTROPA - Central Europe Center for Research and Documentation Inc. 1 $1,000
Chabad on Fulton 1 $200
Cheshire Academy 1 $500
Children's Clinic, Serving Children and Their Families 1 $108
City of Hope 1 $100
Cleveland Hillel Foundation 1 $10,000
Commission for Preservation of Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries and Landmarks in t 1 $1,000
Community Foundation for Northern Virginia 1 $5,000
Congregation B'nai Israel - ARK 1 $2,000
Curiodyssey 1 $3,000
David Brower Center 1 $1,000
Desert Jewish Center 1 $40,000
Donna Klein Jewish Academy Inc 1 $1,800
Earth Island Institute Inc. 1 $1,000
Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center-Lucy Moses School for Music and Dance 1 $1,000
Enriching Lives through Music 1 $100
Equamore Foundation 1 $1,000
Fair Fight Action Inc 1 $5,000
Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc. 1 $1,000
Film Collaborative Inc. 1 $1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc 1 $1,000
Friends of San Francisco Animal Care and Control 1 $50,000
Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School 1 $3,000
GLAAD 1 $10,000
Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. 1 $10,000
Hack Foundation 1 $2,250
Harding Fine Arts Academy Foundation 1 $150
Healing Partners of the Central Coast 1 $3,000
Hebrew Institute of White Plains 1 $5,000
Homework Central 1 $200
Idea Wild 1 $720
Institute of Noetic Sciences 1 $100
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation 1 $1,000
Jewish Community Free Clinic 1 $200
Judaism By Choice Inc. 1 $1,000
Katonah Museum of Art Inc. 1 $1,000
Kickstart - International 1 $25,000
Last Chance at Life All Breed Rescue and Adoptions 1 $75,000
Leo Baeck Temple 1 $2,500
Loveland Foundation, Inc. 1 $5,000
Making Headway Foundation, Inc. 1 $500
Marin Audubon Society 1 $2,500
Maui Preparatory Academy 1 $1,000
Mediators Foundation Inc. 1 $1,000
Mercy High School San Francisco 1 $100,000
Monterey Jazz Festival 1 $1,000
Mozilla Foundation 1 $200
National Redistricting Foundation 1 $25,000
New Dawn Guatemala 1 $1,000
North East Exchange Team - San Francisco 1 $200
One Arizona 1 $10,000
Otter Project 1 $250
Pacific Beach Coalition 1 $5,000
Palo Alto History Museum 1 $150
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation 1 $500
Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation 1 $5,000
Philabundance 1 $1,000
Pine Street Foundation 1 $5,000
Point Lobos Foundation 1 $300
Radio Ambulante Studios Inc. 1 $250
Reach Out and Read, Inc. 1 $500
Redwood Justice Fund 1 $250
Research Foundation for the State University of New York 1 $50,000
Richmond-Ermet Foundation 1 $5,000
Rocket Dog Rescue 1 $100
Salk Institute for Biological Studies 1 $200,000
San Francisco Host Committee 1 $2,500
San Francisco Shakespeare Festival 1 $500
San Mateo County Health Foundation 1 $500
Secure Community Network 1 $50,000
Sex Workers Outreach Project 1 $360
Shira Foundation of NJ A NJ Nonprofit Corporation 1 $100
Socrates Sculpture Park 1 $1,800
Sonoma Valley Community Health Center 1 $133,000
St. Andrew's - Sewanee School 1 $10,000
Stand.Earth 1 $36,000
Storyville Center for the Spoken Word Inc. 1 $200
Sun Valley Summer Symphony 1 $1,000
Swarthmore College 1 $35,000
Target Margin Theater Inc 1 $12,000
Temple Sinai, Oakland 1 $360
The Ama Foundation 1 $100
The Philadelphia School 1 $10,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network 1 $250,000
United Plant Savers 1 $10,000
University of Puget Sound 1 $3,000
Upwardly Global 1 $275
Velaslavasay Panorama 1 $12,000
Weld Food Bank 1 $1,000

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