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
Camp Ramah in the Berkshires Inc. 1 $1,000
Capistrano Valley High School Foundation 1 $500
Center for Public Integrity 1 $1,000
Chabad Lubavitch of Upper Montgomery County Inc. 1 $100
Chabad of Southern Nevada Inc. 1 $1,000
Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic 1 $200
Children's Aid Society 1 $10,000
Chilis On Wheels 1 $7,500
Clausen House 1 $500
Coastside Land Trust 1 $350
Columbia Riverkeeper 1 $500
Community Entry Services, Inc. 1 $5,000
Congregation Ahavas Israel 1 $1,000
Contra Costa Animal Services 1 $3,500
Darby Bread Box 1 $500
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation 1 $1,000
EIS Council 1 $100,000
Endocrine Society 1 $500
Facing Hunger Food Bank 1 $13,000
Family Promise of Sacramento 1 $2,500
Florence Fuller Child Development Centers Inc 1 $1,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology 1 $500
Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity 1 $30,000
Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park 1 $250
Friends of the Jewish Culture Festival Society, Inc. 1 $15,000
Grateful Garment Project 1 $720
Green Schools Alliance 1 $525
Hanna Boys Center 1 $1,000
Homeless Garden Project 1 $275
Hospice Maui Inc. 1 $1,000
I Grow Chicago 1 $150
International Community Foundation 1 $1,000,000
Jewish Family Service of the Desert 1 $1,000
Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco 1 $250
Lange Foundation 1 $250
Little Village Foundation 1 $10,000
Make the Road New York 1 $100
Mechanics Institute 1 $1,000
MEOR Inc. 1 $5,000
Minds Matter 1 $5,000
Montana Land Reliance 1 $10,000
Mountain Play Association 1 $1,085
Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience 1 $500
NAMI San Francisco 1 $100
National Federation of the Blind, Inc. 1 $100
National Physicians Alliance Foundation, Inc. 1 $180
New Ashkenaz Minyan 1 $3,000
New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, Inc. 1 $2,500
Northwest Film Forum 1 $250
Oakland School for the Arts Charter High School 1 $10,000
Om Free Inc. 1 $1,000
ONG SOS-For�ts 1 $7,500
Orion Magazine 1 $100
Palm Springs Friends of the Philharmonic 1 $1,500
Park Avenue Synagogue 1 $2,948
PBS SoCal 1 $200
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association 1 $1,000
Pets for Vets Inc. 1 $180
Pi Lambda Phi Educational Foundation 1 $5,000
Population Connection 1 $500
Princess Project 1 $1,000
Queens College Foundation Inc. 1 $150
Redwood Cooperative School 1 $10,000
Rock Point School 1 $10,000
San Francisco Arts Education Project 1 $5,000
San Jose Public Library Foundation 1 $100
Search for Common Ground 1 $250
Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation 1 $1,000
Society for Science and the Public 1 $750
Sonoma Mountain Zen Center 1 $5,000
Southern California PGA Foundation 1 $10,000
Springboard Collaborative 1 $250,000
Stinson Beach Community Center 1 $100
Sukkat Shaleym Inc. 1 $18,000
Sustainable Harvest International 1 $250
Teleosis Foundation AKA Teleosis Institute 1 $5,000
Temple Shaaray Tefila NYC 1 $4,945
Thacher School, Inc. 1 $1,000
The Oakland Reach 1 $1,500
Third Way Institute 1 $100,000
Tommie Smith Youth Initiative -TSYI Inc. 1 $1,000
Trips for Kids Marin 1 $180
Tuleyome 1 $1,000
United Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit 1 $100
United Way of the Wine Country 1 $1,000
University of Massachusetts Lowell 1 $2,800
UNRWA USA National Committee 1 $500
Vajrayana Foundation 1 $2,000
Vital Arts 1 $250
Walt Disney Family Museum 1 $10,000
Wayzata Community Chruch 1 $100
Women Make Movies 1 $100
Yolo Community Care Continuum 1 $1,000
YRC Alumni Association 1 $180
Alternate Roots Inc. 1 $10,000
American Fox Terrier Rescue Inc. 1 $180
American Friends of Yahad-In Unum Inc 1 $360
American Kidney Fund 1 $100
Anne Frank House, Inc. 1 $360
Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass 1 $1,200

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