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
Can Do Canines 1 $100
City of St. Helena 1 $100
Covenant House California 1 $100
Dorot, Inc. 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
Ballotpedia 1 $100
California Public Interest Research Education Fund Inc. 1 $100
Chabad of Downtown, Inc. 1 $100
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 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
Belvedere Community 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
Aurora School Inc 1 $100
Children's Heart Foundation 1 $100
Compassion Without Borders 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
Chabad Israeli Community 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
Sandisfield Arts & Restoration Committee 1 $100
World Vision 1 $100
Cityteam Ministries 1 $100
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services 1 $100
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc. 1 $100
Immaculate Conception Academy AKA ICA Cristo Rey 1 $100
Kids V Cancer 1 $100
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation 1 $100
MayView Community Health Center 1 $100
Muscular Dystrophy Association 1 $100
Northern California Board of Rabbis 1 $100
Performing Artists Coalition for Theater DBA Main Stage West 1 $100
ROFEH Inc. 1 $100
Sicha 1 $100
St. Helena Farmers Market 1 $100
University of Chicago Hospitals 1 $100
US Supporters of the Lone Soldier Center in Memory of Michael Levin 1 $100
Winters Friends of the Library 1 $100
Burlingame Library Foundation 1 $100
California Lawyers for the Arts 1 $100
California Supreme Court Historical Society 1 $100
CILS Benefactors Inc. 1 $100
Coalition for Rainforest Nations Secretariat 1 $100
Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County 1 $100
Digital Nest Inc. 1 $100
Freedom for Immigrants 1 $100
Green Acres School Inc. 1 $100
March of Dimes Foundation 1 $100
Mendocino Land Trust 1 $100
ProLiteracy Worldwide 1 $100
Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness 1 $100
Sonoma County Change Program 1 $100
Team Prime Time Inc. 1 $100
Vilna Project Inc. 1 $100
Our Place in New York, Inc. 1 $106
Children's Clinic, Serving Children and Their Families 1 $108
United Nations Foundation 1 $118
World Food Program, Inc. 1 $118
Etz Chaim Synagogue 1 $118
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty 1 $118
Food on Foot 1 $118
Conard House 1 $125
Inverness Foundation 15 Park Ave 1 $125
American Physicians Fellowship for Medicine in Israel 1 $125
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. 1 $150
Heart to Heart International Children's Medical Alliance 1 $150
Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust 1 $150
I Grow Chicago 1 $150
Queens College Foundation Inc. 1 $150
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. 1 $150
Tamid Israel Investment Group Ltd. 1 $150
Temple Shalom 1 $150

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