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
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
Curtis School Foundation 1 $1,500
Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS 1 $1,000
Dorot, Inc. 1 $100
ELEM / Youth in Distress in Israel 1 $18,000
Esalen Institute 1 $500
Faith in Action Bay Area 1 $2,500
Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc. 1 $10,000
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 1 $5,000
Friends of Casita Linda Ac 1 $500
Friends of Straus Park Inc. 1 $200
Friends of the Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center 1 $20,000
Gesher Foundation Inc. 1 $100
Golden Gate Symphony and Chorus 1 $7,500
HAI Global 1 $100
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County 1 $500
Hillsdale High School Foundation Inc. 1 $360
Honeymoon Israel Foundation Inc. 1 $15,000
International Myeloma Foundation 1 $100
Israel Cancer Research Fund, Inc. 1 $100
Jacob Burns Film Center Inc. 1 $1,000
Jewish Campus Life Fund Inc. DBA Columbia/Barnard Hillel 1 $500
Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network 1 $5,000
Judicial Watch, Inc. 1 $5,000
Kav L'Noar Foundation 1 $12,000
Kol HaNeshamah 1 $300
Latino Community Foundation 1 $500
Leonard and Susan Fuchs Mizrachi School 1 $15,000
LifeWorks of Sonoma County 1 $500
Living Free Animal Sanctuary 1 $10,000
MacGuffin Theatre and Film Company 1 $20,000
Mamaroneck-Larchmont Student Aid Fund Inc. 1 $500
Marin Center for Independent Living 1 $5,000
MarinLink 1 $100
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation 1 $2,500
MedShare International 1 $250
Midcoast Conservancy 1 $200
Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL) 1 $100
Mpc Legacy Foundation AKA Memorial Presbyterian Church 1 $2,000
Musicalfare Theatre Company Inc. 1 $1,000
Naropa University 1 $250
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women 1 $500
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) 1 $500
Nautilus Music Theater 1 $13,000
New Florida Majority Education Fund Inc. 1 $650,000
New York University Stern School of Business 1 $5,000
North Lake Tahoe Historical Society 1 $2,250
Nurturing Minds, Inc. 1 $461
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation 1 $5,000
One Heart Worldwide 1 $40,000
Operation Freedom Paws 1 $500
Our Family Coalition 1 $300
Pacific Center for Human Growth 1 $250
PEN American Center Inc. AKA PEN America 1 $100
Point San Pedro Road Coalition 1 $1,000
Pristine Mind Foundation 1 $37,000
Public Broadcasting of Colorado Inc. 1 $540
Radiological Society Of North America Inc. 1 $5,000
Rebecca Stenn PerksDanceMusic Theatre Inc. 1 $500
Redwoods - A Community of Seniors 1 $250
Resonance Project 1 $250
San Francisco Center for the Book 1 $180
San Mateo Foster City School Community Education Foundation 1 $5,000
Scattered Among the Nations Inc. 1 $100
Seed Savers Exchange, Inc. 1 $1,000
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab 1 $100
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League 1 $1,000
Slow Money Institute Inc 1 $20,000
Solar Electric Light Fund AKA SELF 1 $100
Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation 1 $20,000
Southwestern Law School 1 $500
Street Life Ministries 1 $1,000
Taube Center for Jewish Studies-Stanford University 1 $1,000
Temple-Tifereth Israel Foundation 1 $2,328
The Campaign Against Hunger 1 $500
Transcendence Theater Company 1 $100

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