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
Erika Whitmore Godwin Foundation 1 $1,000
Fair Trade USA 1 $20,000
Farm To Fight Hunger 1 $2,000
For-Site Foundation 1 $3,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail 1 $200
Friends of the Rockridge Library 1 $1,000
German Marshall Fund of the United States 1 $750,000
Glasswing International USA 1 $250
Golden Gate Opera 1 $1,000
Greater Boston Legal Services 1 $350
Greenlining Institute 1 $250
Harmony at Home 1 $1,000
Health Connected 1 $1,000
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati 1 $180
Indian Law Resource Center 1 $11,285
Institute of Noetic Sciences 1 $100
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation 1 $1,000
Jewish Community Free Clinic 1 $200
Judaism By Choice Inc. 1 $1,000
Katonah Museum of Art Inc. 1 $1,000
Kickstart - International 1 $25,000
Last Chance at Life All Breed Rescue and Adoptions 1 $75,000
Leo Baeck Temple 1 $2,500
Loveland Foundation, Inc. 1 $5,000
Making Headway Foundation, Inc. 1 $500
Marin Audubon Society 1 $2,500
Maui Preparatory Academy 1 $1,000
Mediators Foundation Inc. 1 $1,000
Mercy High School San Francisco 1 $100,000
Monterey Jazz Festival 1 $1,000
Mozilla Foundation 1 $200
National Redistricting Foundation 1 $25,000
New Dawn Guatemala 1 $1,000
North East Exchange Team - San Francisco 1 $200
One Arizona 1 $10,000
Otter Project 1 $250
Pacific Beach Coalition 1 $5,000
Palo Alto History Museum 1 $150
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation 1 $500
Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation 1 $5,000
Philabundance 1 $1,000
Pine Street Foundation 1 $5,000
Point Lobos Foundation 1 $300
Radio Ambulante Studios Inc. 1 $250
Reach Out and Read, Inc. 1 $500
Redwood Justice Fund 1 $250
Research Foundation for the State University of New York 1 $50,000
Richmond-Ermet Foundation 1 $5,000
Rocket Dog Rescue 1 $100
Salk Institute for Biological Studies 1 $200,000
San Francisco Host Committee 1 $2,500
San Francisco Shakespeare Festival 1 $500
San Mateo County Health Foundation 1 $500
Secure Community Network 1 $50,000
Sex Workers Outreach Project 1 $360
Shira Foundation of NJ A NJ Nonprofit Corporation 1 $100
Socrates Sculpture Park 1 $1,800
Sonoma Valley Community Health Center 1 $133,000
St. Andrew's - Sewanee School 1 $10,000
Stand.Earth 1 $36,000
Storyville Center for the Spoken Word Inc. 1 $200
Sundance Institute 1 $25,000
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund 1 $3,600
Tate Americas Foundation 1 $15,000
Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock 1 $1,375
Temple Sinai, Washington DC 1 $4,000
The Breema Center 1 $500
The Playhouse in San Anselmo 1 $500
Tranqulity Farm 1 $3,000
ULI Foundation 1 $10,000
Vermont Land Trust 1 $1,000
Vote Solar 1 $1,000,000
Wellesley College 1 $1,100
Women's Daytime Drop-In Center 1 $200
YES, Ross Valley Schools Foundation 1 $2,750
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. 1 $100
AICE Inc. 1 $100
Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP) 1 $10,000
American Bach Soloists 1 $1,000
American Friends of Concordia University 1 $6,000
American Idea Foundation 1 $5,000
American Overseas Memorial Day Association Foundation 1 $3,600
Aphasia Center of California 1 $250
Arts Business Collaborative, Inc. 1 $1,000
Associated Catholic Charities, Inc. 1 $1,000
Ballet Austin, Incorporated 1 $2,500
Better Angels Society 1 $500,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust 1 $300
Brain Support Network 1 $5,000
Buffalo Bill Center of the West 1 $250
Caminos de Agua 1 $250
Can Do Canines 1 $100
Catholic Community Foundation of the Diocese of Santa Rosa 1 $5,000
Chabad at USC 1 $250
Chevra Kol Israel 1 $15,000
City of St. Helena 1 $100
Climate Jobs New York Education Fund, Inc. 1 $300,000
Colgate University 1 $2,500
Congregation Shearith Israel in the City of New York 1 $5,000
Covenant House California 1 $100

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