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
Theatre Bay Area 3 $2,000
Youth Law Center 3 $10,300
Friends of Zen, Inc 3 $39,000
Gateway Public Schools 3 $51,000
Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity 3 $26,500
Lawfare Project Inc. 3 $15,100
Spina Bifida Association of America 3 $750
Tablet Magazine 3 $5,250
Wake Forest University Health Sciences 3 $30,000
350.Org 3 $20,600
Adolescent Counseling Services 3 $1,000
Center for Biological Diversity Inc. 3 $805,935
Computer History Museum 3 $102,100
Congregation Beth Israel, Carmel 3 $5,700
Congregation Emek Beracha 3 $4,280
First Place for Youth 3 $5,500
Gender Spectrum Charitable Fund 3 $605,000
Metropolitan Opera Guild 3 $1,650
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, Inc. 3 $10,500
Pathways to Peace 3 $2,180
Rural California Broadcasting Corp. KRCB-TV Channel 22 3 $1,500
Trellis Supportive Care 3 $30,000
Tufts University 3 $6,250
UC Santa Cruz Foundation 3 $30,180
Waterkeeper Alliance 3 $570
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. 3 $7,600
Berkeley Community Fund 3 $1,250
B'nai B'rith International 3 $480
Boston University 3 $2,100
Crowden Music Center 3 $27,000
Encounter Programs 3 $4,100
Friends of Jcc Krakow Inc. 3 $1,430
Horizons Foundation 3 $90,000
Institute For Jewish And Community Research 3 $14,118
Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, Inc. 3 $2,500
Mills College 3 $51,000
Oakland Museum of California Foundation 3 $17,700
Spirit Rock Meditation Center 3 $1,700
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation 3 $2,000
Accelerate Change, Inc. 3 $22,500
Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation 3 $700
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 3 $1,000
Brothers for Life 3 $11,000
Center for Peace Communications Inc 3 $60,000
Congregation Kehillath Israel 3 $25,150
Grameen Foundation 3 $350
Kepler's Literary Foundation 3 $2,800
Sarah's Circle 3 $700
Sequoia Hospital Foundation 3 $25,300
Tahoe Fund 3 $15,100
Working Assumptions Foundation 3 $2,400,000
Aspen Art Museum 3 $109,000
Barnard College 3 $8,500
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners 3 $57,950
City and County of San Francisco 3 $12,500
Coro Northern California 3 $50,500
Felton Institute 3 $1,300
FJC - A Foundation of Donor Advised Funds 3 $24,000
Friends of Lubavitch Inc. 3 $3,520
Fuente Latina 3 $125,000
George Mark Children's Fund 3 $16,136
Impact Fund 3 $6,750
Johns Hopkins University 3 $3,750
KALW Public Media, Inc. 3 $2,200
La Cocina Inc 3 $1,250
Life Lab Science Program 3 $100,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc. 3 $5,000
National Peace Corps Association 3 $12,750
Native American Rights Fund 3 $1,635
Physicians for Social Responsibility San Francisco Bay Area Chapter 3 $1,885
San Jose Museum Of Art Association 3 $21,000
Sharsheret, Inc. 3 $510
Breast Cancer Research Foundation 3 $25,540
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. 3 $6,100
GLSEN 3 $3,900
Headlands Center for the Arts 3 $5,000
ImpactAssets 3 $726,800
Itrek FKA Israel & Co. 3 $20,200
Jewish Community Council of Winston-Salem AKA Winston-Salem United Jewish A 3 $5,200
Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School 3 $1,136,000
Kara 3 $2,000
Life Learning Academy 3 $8,500
Lutheran World Relief 3 $1,500
Margaret Jenkins Dance Company 3 $11,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 3 $2,150
Rose Foundation 3 $4,850
Seti Institute 3 $2,200
St. Theresa Catholic Church & School 3 $45,000
American Friends of Alyn Hospital, Inc. 3 $51,200
American Leadership Forum 3 $11,000
B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California 3 $5,600
Center For Domestic Peace 3 $4,000
Chinati Foundation 3 $43,500
City Harvest Inc. 3 $2,200
Clean Air Task Force Inc. 3 $26,300
Congregation B'nai B'rith Corporation 3 $7,477
Congregation Ner Tamid 3 $2,100
Corporation of Haverford College 3 $155,000
GiveWell 3 $21,800
Head-Royce School 3 $360,000

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