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
San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocate Program 4 $10,000
Carolina for Kibera, Inc 4 $400
Cornelia De Lange Syndrome Foundation 4 $115,610
Direct Relief 4 $16,500
Environmental Volunteers 4 $7,200
Menlo Atherton High School Foundation for the Future 4 $11,800
Oakland Museum of California AKA OMCA 4 $3,550
Ohr HaTorah 4 $17,300
Puente de la Costa Sur 4 $22,600
Rape Trauma Services 4 $3,250
Barack Obama Foundation 4 $1,300
Consumers' Checkbook 4 $850
Girls Middle School 4 $5,750
JDRF 4 $6,658
National Parks Conservation Association 4 $600
Studio 70 4 $38,600
Berkeley Food & Housing Project 4 $6,250
Breast Cancer Action 4 $8,575
Camp Ramah in California, Inc. 4 $32,180
La Casa De Las Madres 4 $5,850
Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel 4 $1,110
North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry Inc. 4 $4,695
Oakland Promise 4 $21,500
Physicians for Human Rights 4 $2,400
Prostate Cancer Foundation 4 $1,100
San Francisco Architectural Heritage 4 $8,600
Shanti Project 4 $1,692
Tom Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice 4 $1,640
Trevor Project, Inc. 4 $780
Utility Reform Network 4 $2,185
American Friends of Yad Eliezer Inc. 4 $10,340
CALMatters 4 $46,000
Jewish Studio Project 4 $19,115
KIPP 4 $406,360
Milo Foundation 4 $1,700
OneTable 4 $26,750
San Francisco Art Institute 4 $22,000
70 Faces Media 4 $10,868
Alameda Emergency Food DBA Alameda Food Bank 4 $3,700
American Friends of Neve Shalom-Wahat Al-Salam Inc. 4 $2,550
Aspen Community Foundation 4 $625,000
At The Well Project 4 $23,850
Cal Performances 4 $27,750
Central Synagogue Congregation Ahavath Chesed Shaar Hashomayin 4 $50,250
Democracy Works, Inc. aka TurboVote 4 $11,900
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. 4 $21,000
La Luz Center 4 $5,000
PlayGround Inc. 4 $7,110
Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation 4 $4,000
Working Group / Not In Our Town 4 $6,460
Children's Book Project 4 $5,000
Jewish Theological Seminary of America 4 $153,800
Shelter Inc. 4 $15,750
SPUR 4 $78,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation 4 $23,950
Clean Water Fund 4 $5,880
Dominican University of California 4 $17,750
Friends of the Oakland Public Library 4 $6,500
Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego 4 $1,650
Keystone�Research�Center�Inc.� 4 $23,680
Mercy Corps 4 $1,550
Music in Schools Today 4 $6,500
Psychoanalytic Institute Of Northern California 4 $90,080
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence 4 $95,300
Foundation of City College of San Francisco 4 $8,700
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation 4 $1,600
Khan Academy Inc. 4 $2,200
Zen Hospice Project 4 $7,200
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation 5 $6,130
International Medical Corps 5 $22,300
Mid Peninsula Boys & Girls Club 5 $7,500
New York University 5 $72,600
Action Against Hunger USA 5 $6,020
Children's Defense Fund 5 $2,450
Fractured Atlas, Inc. 5 $37,250
Glaucoma Research Foundation 5 $5,000
United Religions Initiative 5 $15,300
University of Arizona Foundation 5 $4,100
Whistlestop 5 $3,500
American Friends of the Israel Museum 5 $37,050
Friends of the Arava Institute 5 $31,640
Vote.org 5 $289,000
Washington University 5 $83,000
Children's Health Council Inc. 5 $18,550
Community Initiatives 5 $4,800
Juma Ventures 5 $21,095
Ocean Conservancy 5 $900
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals 5 $1,310
San Francisco Unified School District - KALW 5 $3,450
Schechter Institutes, Inc. 5 $225,658
Commonwealth Club of California 5 $50,000
Friends of Yad Sarah Inc. 5 $11,390
Hasbara Fellowships 5 $32,200
Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind 5 $1,660
National Multiple Sclerosis Society 5 $6,500
Rebuilding Together 5 $10,600
San Francisco University High School 5 $6,600
Branson School 5 $11,900
Chabad Of Noe Valley 5 $10,318
Club Z 5 $25,740

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