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
Ohio State University Foundation 1 $750
One Tree Planted Inc. 1 $30,000
Outwords Archive 1 $1,800
Pescadero Education Foundation 1 $2,500
Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization 1 $20,000
Plan International USA, Inc. DBA Plan USA 1 $2,000
Pratham USA 1 $400
Producers Club of Maryland Inc. 1 $250
ProLiteracy Worldwide 1 $100
Public Health Institute 1 $15,000
Rector and Visitors of The University of Virginia DBA The University of Vir 1 $500
Rethink the Conversation Ltd. 1 $500
Rufus Porter Museum Inc. 1 $150
San Diego Junior Golf Association 1 $5,000
San Francisco Zen Center 1 $5,000
Science Friday Initiative Inc. 1 $200
Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness 1 $100
Siskiyou Field Institute 1 $1,000
Sonoma County Change Program 1 $100
Soul Shoppe Programs 1 $2,000
Steinberg Institute 1 $15,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. 1 $1,850
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities 1 $1,500
Syzygy Dance Project 1 $1,500
Team Prime Time Inc. 1 $100
Temple Israel (Stockton, CA) 1 $200
TexARTS 1 $200
Treasure Island Museum Assocation 1 $250
TSNE MissionWorks 1 $10,000
United Way for Greater Austin 1 $1,000
USA Cycling Development Foundation 1 $5,000
Vilna Project Inc. 1 $100
Voyageur Outward Bound School 1 $7,695
Water Mission 1 $500
Wild Salmon Center 1 $500
Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Inc. 1 $500
Wood River Women's Foundation 1 $1,100
Yesod Foundation 1 $12,000
350 Vermont aka 350VT 1 $5,000
Abused Women's Aid In Crisis Inc. 1 $250
Adelphi University 1 $800
Akiva School 1 $1,000
Ali Forney Center 1 $180
America Gives 1 $4,000
American Friends of LIBI, Inc. 1 $10,000
Architectural Foundation of San Francisco 1 $3,000
Ashreichem Yisrael 1 $18,000
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice 1 $3,500
Austin Coming Together 1 $250
Bar Harbor Firefighters Association 1 $5,000
Beyond Fistula 1 $350
Blue Card, Inc. 1 $5,000
Boston Impact Initiative Fund 1 $1,200
Bread for the World Institute Inc. 1 $150
Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service 1 $5,000
Burlingame Library Foundation 1 $100
California Lawyers for the Arts 1 $100
California Supreme Court Historical Society 1 $100
Camp Nebagamon Scholarship Fund 1 $1,000
Cancer Couch Foundation Inc. 1 $1,000
Carmel Art Association 1 $150
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation 1 $350
Center on Conscience and War 1 $250
Chabad of Northern Nevada Inc. 1 $3,600
Changing Leads Foundation Inc. 1 $2,000
Child Mind Institute Inc. 1 $5,000
Children's Hospital Corporation DBA Children's Hospital Boston 1 $300
CILS Benefactors Inc. 1 $100
Civil Eats 1 $1,000
Coalition for Rainforest Nations Secretariat 1 $100
Colonel IL James N Pritzker Library for the Citizen Soldier AKA Pritzker Mi 1 $1,000
Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County 1 $100
Compassionate Listening Project 1 $180
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York 1 $25,000
Cornelia Connelly Center for Education 1 $180
Digital Nest Inc. 1 $100
DreamCatchers, Inc. 1 $200
East Oakland Youth Development Center 1 $5,000
EdSource Inc. 1 $1,000
EmpowerMed 1 $36,000
Exhale An After-Abortion Counseling Talkline 1 $250
Food Outreach, Inc. 1 $500
Foster Care Counts 1 $5,000
Freedom for Immigrants 1 $100
Friends of Ir David Inc. 1 $2,500
Friends of the El Cerrito Library 1 $250
Girls Inc of the Central Coast 1 $1,000
Global Jewish Assistance and Relief Network 1 $300
Grace Cathedral 1 $1,000
Green Acres School Inc. 1 $100
Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) Youth Inc. 1 $500
Henry M. Gunn High School Sports Boosters Club 1 $350
Hole Food Rescue Corp. 1 $5,000
Humane Farming Association 1 $250
Immaterial 1 $75,000
Israel Special Kids Fund 1 $300
Jewish Community Center of Long Beach AKA Alpert JCC 1 $5,000
Jewish Federation of the East Bay 1 $5,000
Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Inc. 1 $180
John Austin Cheley Foundation 1 $1,000

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