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 Grants Total Amountsort descending
Make the Road New York 1 $100
NAMI San Francisco 1 $100
National Federation of the Blind, Inc. 1 $100
Orion Magazine 1 $100
San Jose Public Library Foundation 1 $100
Stinson Beach Community Center 1 $100
United Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit 1 $100
Wayzata Community Chruch 1 $100
Women Make Movies 1 $100
American Kidney Fund 1 $100
Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia 1 $100
Boy Scouts of America 1 $100
Chabad Lubavitch of Upper Montgomery County Inc. 1 $100
Florida Health Justice Project 1 $100
Forests Forever Foundation 1 $100
Friends and Foundation, St. Helena Public Library 1 $100
Friends of Pinnacle Peak Park 1 $100
Hospital De La Familia Foundation 1 $100
Institute for the Next Jewish Future INJF 1 $100
Jester & Pharley Phund 1 $100
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey County 1 $100
Tali Fund Inc. 1 $100
Wardrobe for Opportunity 1 $100
Western Sonoma County Swimmers 1 $100
Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley 1 $100
Cheetah Conservation Fund 1 $100
Livable City 1 $100
Palo Alto Community Child Care 1 $100
Population Services International 1 $100
San Francisco Rescue Mission 1 $100
Yolo Land Trust 1 $100
Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition 1 $100
Beth El Congregation, Baltimore 1 $100
Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America Inc. 1 $100
Buck Institute for Research on Aging 1 $100
El Camino Hospital Foundation 1 $100
Enriching Lives through Music 1 $100
Institute of Current World Affairs Inc. 1 $100
Labs 2 Love Rescue Inc. 1 $100
Live In Peace 1 $100
National Center for Transgender Equality 1 $100
Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm 1 $100
YES Nature to Neighborhoods 1 $100
City of Hope 1 $100
Institute of Noetic Sciences 1 $100
Rocket Dog Rescue 1 $100
Shira Foundation of NJ A NJ Nonprofit Corporation 1 $100
The Ama Foundation 1 $100
A Network for Grateful Living 1 $100
City of Hope National Medical Center 1 $100
Coleman Children and Youth Services AKA Coleman Advocates for Children and 1 $100
Gesher Foundation Inc. 1 $100
HAI Global 1 $100
International Myeloma Foundation 1 $100
Israel Cancer Research Fund, Inc. 1 $100
MarinLink 1 $100
Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL) 1 $100
Partners for Progressive Israel 1 $100
Slow Food USA Inc 1 $100
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. 1 $100
AICE Inc. 1 $100
Can Do Canines 1 $100
City of St. Helena 1 $100
Covenant House California 1 $100
Dorot, Inc. 1 $100
Greater Lansing Food Bank 1 $100
Honor Flight Bay Area Foundation 1 $100
Jewish Federation of Greater Washington 1 $100
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center 1 $100
Living New Deal 1 $100
North Shore Animal League America, Inc. 1 $100
PEN American Center Inc. AKA PEN America 1 $100
Scattered Among the Nations Inc. 1 $100
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab 1 $100
Solar Electric Light Fund AKA SELF 1 $100
Transcendence Theater Company 1 $100
Ballotpedia 1 $100
California Public Interest Research Education Fund Inc. 1 $100
Chabad of Downtown, Inc. 1 $100
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 1 $100
First Descents 1 $100
Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery 1 $100
Jewish Center for Justice 1 $100
Mei Fong and Associates DBA Asian Women's Shelter 1 $100
San Mateo Park Neighborhood Association 1 $100
Belvedere Community Foundation 1 $100
Fawn Rescue 1 $100
Good Sports, Inc. 1 $100
Jewish Child and Family Services AKA JCFS (Chicago) 1 $100
Kids Included Together 1 $100
SOS Children's Village - USA 1 $100
Aurora School Inc 1 $100
Children's Heart Foundation 1 $100
Compassion Without Borders 1 $100
Israel Lacrosse Association Inc. 1 $100
Kids of Courage 1 $100
Multiple Sclerosis Society Northern California Chapter 1 $100
Pathway School 1 $100
Peninsula College Fund 1 $100
Rainforest Foundation Inc. AKA Rainforest Foundation US 1 $100

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