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
Historic Congregation Kesher Israel 1 $1,000
Hope Rehabilitation Services AKA Hope Services 1 $1,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado 1 $1,000
Midrasha East Bay Jewish Community High School 1 $1,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center 1 $1,000
Pivotal 1 $1,000
Public Education Foundation, Inc. AKA South Bend Education Foundation 2 $1,000
Regeneration Project AKA Interfaith Power & Light 1 $1,000
SOS-Soldier's Organized Services 1 $1,000
Syracuse University 2 $1,000
Villa Sinfonia Foundation 1 $1,000
Water for People 1 $1,000
Ashoka 1 $1,000
Bloom Marin 1 $1,000
California State Wildlife Foundation 1 $1,000
Camp Make-A-Dream 1 $1,000
Child and Family Guidance Center 1 $1,000
Community Action of Napa Valley 1 $1,000
Edible Schoolyard Project 1 $1,000
Empower Yolo, Inc. 1 $1,000
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide 2 $1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California 1 $1,000
Hope to Haiti Inc. 1 $1,000
Insight Meditation Community of Washington 1 $1,000
Local Initiatives Support Corp. 1 $1,000
Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation 1 $1,000
Modest Needs Foundation 1 $1,000
Nepal Seeds 1 $1,000
PRASAD Project, Inc. 1 $1,000
Rising International 1 $1,000
United Way for Greater Austin 1 $1,000
Akiva School 1 $1,000
Camp Nebagamon Scholarship Fund 1 $1,000
Cancer Couch Foundation Inc. 1 $1,000
Civil Eats 1 $1,000
Colonel IL James N Pritzker Library for the Citizen Soldier AKA Pritzker Mi 1 $1,000
EdSource Inc. 1 $1,000
Girls Inc of the Central Coast 1 $1,000
Grace Cathedral 1 $1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm 2 $1,000
My Sister's House 1 $1,000
Siskiyou Field Institute 1 $1,000
Theatre Lab (School of the Dramatic Arts) 1 $1,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation 1 $1,000
University of Virginia Medical School Foundation 1 $1,000
Youth Sentencing and Reentry Project Inc. 1 $1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services 3 $1,000
Alia Vita Foundation 1 $1,000
America Needs You 1 $1,000
Asian American LEAD 1 $1,000
Austin Community Foundation 1 $1,000
Bennington College 1 $1,000
Burlingame Soccer Club 1 $1,000
Central American HealthCare Initiative Inc. 1 $1,000
Conservation Through Poverty Alleviation International, Inc. 1 $1,000
Dress For Success 1 $1,000
Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools 1 $1,000
Emunah of America Inc. 1 $1,000
Green Belt Movement International - North America 2 $1,000
Jazz Foundation of America Inc 1 $1,000
John Austin Cheley Foundation 1 $1,000
Lambda Literary Foundation 1 $1,000
Soccer Without Borders 1 $1,000
South Coast Children's Services Inc. 1 $1,000
Xerces Society Inc. 1 $1,000
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Inc. AKA YIVO 1 $1,000
Children's Museum of Sonoma County 1 $1,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Inc. 1 $1,000
Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center 1 $1,000
Dance Training Center-San Francisco 1 $1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis & Tutoring 1 $1,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education 1 $1,000
Fresh Air Fund 1 $1,000
Global Strategies for HIV Prevention 1 $1,000
Hidden Genius Project 1 $1,000
Legal Community Against Violence AKA Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence 1 $1,000
Litquake Foundation 1 $1,000
Maryland State Boychoir Inc 1 $1,000
Neue Galerie New York 1 $1,000
Progress Texas Institute 1 $1,000
Sentencing Project 1 $1,000
Shalom School 1 $1,000
South County Community Health Center, Inc. dba Ravenswood Family Health Cen 1 $1,000
Sustain Hawaii 1 $1,000
The Mussar Institute 1 $1,000
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, Inc. 1 $1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation 1 $1,000
Waterloo Greenway Conservancy 1 $1,000
Women for Women International 1 $1,000
Alameda County Fair Foundation 1 $1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 3 $1,000
Bay Area Outreach Recreation Program 2 $1,000
Community Alliance with Family Farmers Foundation 1 $1,000
Family Independence Initiative 1 $1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. 1 $1,000
George Eastman Museum 1 $1,000
Green Pets America 1 $1,000
Humboldt Area Foundation 1 $1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabled 1 $1,000
Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls 1 $1,000

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