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
Montana Wilderness School 6 $99,000
San Francisco Friends School 6 $165,500
We the Protesters Inc 6 $14,665
Bail Project 6 $5,850
Futures Without Violence 6 $73,000
Katherine Delmar Burke School 6 $27,650
Music in the Vineyards Inc. 6 $18,500
Palo Alto Community Fund 6 $3,300
Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy DBA SAR Academy 6 $16,110
T'ruah 6 $5,982
Americans United for Separation of Church and State 7 $41,050
Yosemite Conservancy 7 $13,680
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation 7 $91,800
Congregation B'Nai Tikvah 7 $30,075
Huckleberry Youth Programs Inc. 7 $21,900
Nueva School 7 $171,755
Compass Family Services 7 $15,500
Friends of the Urban Forest 7 $4,110
Maven Project 7 $6,250
Bay School Of San Francisco 7 $158,300
HairToStay 7 $37,800
Middle East Media Research Institute Inc. 7 $80,860
Reboot, Inc. 7 $117,750
Smile Train, Inc. 7 $1,850
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Inc. 7 $10,750
National Wildlife Federation 7 $2,000
BBYO 7 $84,598
UC Hastings Foundation 7 $49,250
California Trout 7 $14,550
Hamilton Families 7 $18,000
National Council of Jewish Women - San Francisco Section 7 $8,985
New Venture Fund 7 $3,325,250
Cornell University 7 $65,050
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law 7 $521,580
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 7 $20,350
San Francisco Aids Foundation 7 $11,880
Crystal Springs Uplands School 7 $16,500
Working America Education Fund 7 $13,950
YMCA 7 $71,430
American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel 7 $220,880
Avenidas 7 $26,350
Institute For Jewish Spirituality Inc. 7 $2,870
American Society for Yad Vashem Inc. 7 $4,610
Feminist Majority Foundation 7 $34,335
American Himalayan Foundation 7 $61,100
Chabad of the East Bay 7 $12,600
Summer Search 7 $76,000
Greenlight Clinic 7 $8,800
REPORT, Inc. 7 $166,500
Opera Parallele 8 $155,450
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival 8 $29,500
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, LA 8 $179,400
Mission Hospice & Home Care 8 $3,400
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights 8 $6,365
Chabad of Greater South Bay 8 $27,516
Brandeis University 8 $7,330
Leukemia And Lymphoma Society 8 $14,470
Peninsula Bridge Program 8 $18,750
Wider Bridge 8 $34,380
AMCHA Initiative 8 $16,880
Camp Kesem National 8 $7,000
Human Rights Watch Inc. 8 $2,010,080
No Kid Hungry by Share Our Strength 8 $44,600
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania 8 $145,800
Congregation Beth Israel, Berkeley 8 $15,140
Delivering Good, Inc. 8 $12,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association 8 $58,950
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 8 $23,050
Wounded Warrior Project Inc. 8 $5,600
American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Inc. 8 $9,800
Wilderness Society 8 $165,735
GiveDirectly, Inc. 8 $41,360
Save the Bay 8 $2,850
Jewish Foundation for the Righteous Inc. 8 $1,230
Northwestern University 8 $80,530
Silicon Valley Community Foundation 8 $9,850
Bay Area Cancer Connections 9 $29,550
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum 9 $21,950
American Indian College Fund 9 $13,410
Congregation Beth El 9 $34,930
New Georgia Project Incorporated 9 $505,000
American Cancer Society, Inc. 9 $26,400
California State Parks Foundation 9 $9,450
Trust For Public Land 9 $16,300
ODC 9 $34,350
JIMENA Inc. 9 $57,200
Sinai Memorial Chapel - Chevra Kadisha 9 $34,600
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc. 9 $6,280
Color of Change 9 $30,750
Food Runners 9 $5,900
Peninsula Humane Society & Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 9 $21,550
ExtraFood Org 9 $24,300
Congregation Beth Shalom of Napa Valley 9 $12,600
Peninsula Sinai Congregation 9 $19,657
UCLA Foundation 9 $39,750
Friends and Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library 9 $36,100
Columbia University 9 $25,600
Save the Children Federation 9 $4,200
Marine Mammal Center 9 $17,600
League of Women Voters 10 $36,885

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