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
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts 1 $2,000
Maine Seacoast Mission 1 $10,000
Marin Society of Artists Inc 1 $1,000
ME2 ORCHESTRA 1 $1,000
Mexican Museum 1 $3,000
Momentum Unlimited 1 $15,000
Mount Desert Nursing Association 1 $10,000
National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section 1 $2,500
Nevada Humane Society 1 $5,000
New York Botanical Garden 1 $250
Northern Westchester Hospital Center Foundation Inc. 1 $2,000
OneJustice 1 $1,000
Organic Seed Alliance 1 $1,000
Oxbow School 1 $10,000
Packer Collegiate Institute 1 $2,500
Paws for Purple Hearts 1 $180
Pet Network of North Lake Tahoe Inc. AKA Pet Network Humane Society 1 $360
Pomona College 1 $36,000
Progressive Change Institute 1 $7,500
Push-2-Excel 1 $14,400
RARE 1 $200
Redwood City Education Foundation 1 $720
Rex Foundation 1 $100
San Geronimo Valley Community Center 1 $1,250
Sculpture Center, Inc. 1 $15,000
Six Seconds 1 $250
Spondylitis Associations of America 1 $100
St. Peter and Paul Conference Society of St. Vincent de Paul 1 $750
Success Academy Charter Schools 1 $1,000
Sustain Hawaii 1 $1,000
Temple Israel of Great Neck 1 $1,800
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund 1 $500,000
Tom Waddell Urban Health Clinic 1 $34,800
TrevorTCR Inc. 1 $200
United for Respect Education Fund 1 $500,000
University of Louisville Athletic Association Inc. 1 $10,000
University of Wyoming Foundation 1 $5,000
VA Palo Alto Health Care System 1 $100
Virginia Organizing, Inc. 1 $100
Walnut Hills High School ALumni Foundation 1 $100
Wayfinder Family Services FKA Junior Blind of America 1 $200
WestCoast Children's Center 1 $1,000
Women Giving As One Inc. AKA Impact100 Sonoma 1 $1,000
Yoga Foster 1 $5,000
5 Gyres Institute 1 $500
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency 1 $10,000
All Chicago Making Homelessness History 1 $25,000
Alta Vista School Inc. 1 $50,000
American Academy of Dermatology Inc. 1 $5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 1 $500
American Friends of Neve Hanna Inc. 1 $1,000
Animal Welfare Institute 1 $200
Ars Nova 1 $1,500
At the Crossroads 1 $1,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission 1 $300
Beans Cafe, Inc. 1 $250
Berkeley Food Network 1 $100
Beth Am Israel 1 $5,000
B'nai Vail Congregation Inc. 1 $850
Bowdoin College 1 $300
Brown RISD Hillel 1 $360
Cadena Foundation 1 $250
California Music Center 1 $100
CASA of Los Angeles 1 $250
Center for Cultural Innovation 1 $200
Center for Policing Equity 1 $5,000
Chabad Jewish Student Center at UC Santa Cruz 1 $180
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School 1 $180
Children of Shelters 1 $1,000
Coastside Hope 1 $500
Columbia Opportunities Inc 1 $10,000
Community Change 1 $100
Community Services Agency 1 $500
Congregation Agudath Israel of Boro Park 1 $6,800
Cuck Fancer Incorporated 1 $200
Durham - Chapel Hill Jewish Federation 1 $1,800
Easter Seals, Inc. 1 $200
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco 1 $300
Footsteps Inc 1 $10,000
Foundation for Jewish Camp, Inc. 1 $500
Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance AKA FARA 1 $500
GlobalGiving Foundation 1 $1,000
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations 1 $1,000
Green Road Synagogue 1 $100,000
GVNG.org 1 $1,000
Hands Up for Haiti Inc. 1 $1,000
HBCU Foundation Inc 1 $200
Hebrew Free Burial Association 1 $5,000
High Mountain Institute, Inc. 1 $500
Home and Hope 1 $100
Hospice Foundation of America Inc. 1 $1,500
Invisible Theatre 1 $4,000
Issue One 1 $15,000
Jerusalem Chesed Foundation 1 $4,000
Keren-Or, Inc. 1 $100
Land Trust of the Treasure Valley 1 $1,000
LEAD with Horses 1 $15,000
Legal Momentum 1 $250
Little League Baseball Inc. AKA Palo Alto Little League 1 $1,800
Los Angeles Jewish Symphony 1 $2,500

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