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
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
282 Parent Teacher Organization, Inc. 1 $30,000
Algemeinger Inc 1 $360
Ashoka 1 $1,000
ASTEME Learning Center Inc. 1 $7,500
Baptist Health South Florida Foundation Inc. 1 $50,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts & Technology AKA BAYCAT 1 $100,000
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Inc. 1 $10,000
Beyond Faces Foundation 1 $1,500
Bloom Marin 1 $1,000
Boston After School & Beyond Inc. 1 $10,000
Burlingame Historical Society 1 $500
California State Wildlife Foundation 1 $1,000
Camp Make-A-Dream 1 $1,000
Carlmont Music Boosters Inc 1 $150
Chabad Jewish Center of Eugene 1 $360
Chamber Music San Francisco 1 $300
Child and Family Guidance Center 1 $1,000
Childrens Hospital Branches Inc. 1 $250
Cityteam Ministries 1 $100
Community Action of Napa Valley 1 $1,000
Compassionate Friends - Marin 1 $250
Congregation Beth Israel, Austin 1 $3,336
Conservation Law Foundation Inc. 1 $13,000
Coral Reef Alliance 1 $5,000
Critter Lovers at Work DBA CLAW 1 $400
Digital Divide Data AKA DDD 1 $2,500
East Bay SPCA FKA Oakland SPCA 1 $3,500
Edible Schoolyard Project 1 $1,000
Empower Yolo, Inc. 1 $1,000
Evidence Action 1 $2,500
Food on Foot 1 $118
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services 1 $100
Friends of Hudson Youth Inc 1 $10,000
Friends of Yemin Orde, Inc. 1 $300
Girl Scouts of Northern California 1 $1,000
Global Glimpse 1 $5,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. (WETA) 1 $200
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc. 1 $100
Halom House 1 $300
Hatikvah, Inc. 1 $2,500
Heart Consciousness Church Inc. 1 $500
Hold On To Your Music, Inc. 1 $18,000
Hope to Haiti Inc. 1 $1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy AKA ICA Cristo Rey 1 $100
Insight Meditation Community of Washington 1 $1,000
Intelligence Squared U.S. Foundation 1 $2,500
International Vision Volunteers 1 $300
Japanese Art & Cultural Center 1 $500
Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh 1 $180
Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and Desert Area 1 $5,000
Jewish Life Center 1 $1,800
JW House 1 $500
Kids V Cancer 1 $100
Lakeview Pantry 1 $250
Lawfare Institute 1 $25,000
LFA International Inc. 1 $25,000
Lindsay Wildlife Museum AKA Lindsay Wildlife Experience 1 $500
Local Initiatives Support Corp. 1 $1,000
Magnes Museum Foundation 1 $5,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation 1 $100
Marin Horizon School 1 $300
Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation 1 $1,000
MayView Community Health Center 1 $100
Metropolitan New York Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty 1 $40,000
Midwest Access Coalition 1 $200
Modest Needs Foundation 1 $1,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association 1 $100
National Academy of Social Insurance 1 $250
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women 1 $200
Nepal Seeds 1 $1,000
New Orthodox Minyan DBA Darchei Noam 1 $300
Northern California Board of Rabbis 1 $100
One Treasure Island 1 $500
Orange County School of the Arts 1 $5,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust 1 $500
Pathways For Kids 1 $2,000
Peninsula Family Connections 1 $50,000

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