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
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church 1 $10,000
Utah Film Center 2 $10,000
Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation of America 1 $10,000
Kimokeo Foundation 1 $10,000
Northern Jaguar Project 1 $10,000
Room to Read 5 $10,000
WESTCHESTER DAY SCHOOL 2 $10,000
City and Country School Inc. 1 $10,000
Colorado Sate University 1 $10,000
Edward Charles Foundation 1 $10,000
Maine Seacoast Mission 1 $10,000
Mount Desert Nursing Association 1 $10,000
Oxbow School 1 $10,000
Plastic Surgery Foundation 1 $10,000
University of Louisville Athletic Association Inc. 1 $10,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency 1 $10,000
Canvas Church of San Francisco 2 $10,000
Clarion Project Inc. 2 $10,000
Columbia Opportunities Inc 1 $10,000
Daraja Education Fund 2 $10,000
Footsteps Inc 1 $10,000
Museum of Performance and Design 2 $10,000
New York Cares, Inc. 1 $10,000
Legal Services for Children Inc. 2 $10,100
Yellowhammer Fund 2 $10,100
Jewish Women's Archive Inc. 2 $10,100
Hamlin School 2 $10,100
The New School of San Francisco 2 $10,100
Downtown Streets Inc. 4 $10,150
Truckee Donner Land Trust 3 $10,200
Adas Torah 3 $10,240
Alliance for Youth Organizing 2 $10,250
Global Fund for Women Inc. 5 $10,250
TOLI 2 $10,250
Chabad of Contra Costa 6 $10,260
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation 3 $10,300
Youth Law Center 3 $10,300
Chabad Of Noe Valley 5 $10,318
American Friends of Yad Eliezer Inc. 4 $10,340
Castilleja School Foundation 3 $10,450
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence 6 $10,450
Bridge the Gap College Prep 2 $10,500
Common Sense Media 4 $10,500
Synergy School 4 $10,500
American Psychological Foundation Inc 2 $10,500
Crisis Text Line 2 $10,500
Andrew Goodman Foundation, Inc. 2 $10,500
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, Inc. 3 $10,500
Sonoma Land Trust 5 $10,550
Sefaria 11 $10,568
Rebuilding Together 5 $10,600
Temple Beth Torah 3 $10,619
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Inc. 7 $10,750
Bay Area Legal Aid 4 $10,750
70 Faces Media 4 $10,868
American Heart Association 5 $10,880
Ikar 2 $10,896
Wilshire Boulevard Temple 2 $10,900
Margaret Jenkins Dance Company 3 $11,000
American Leadership Forum 3 $11,000
New York Community Trust AKA Community Funds Inc 2 $11,000
Golden Bridges School 2 $11,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation 2 $11,000
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, Inc. 2 $11,000
Merola Opera Program 3 $11,000
Eden Village Camp 2 $11,000
Dream Corps 2 $11,000
Grace Science Foundation 2 $11,000
Robin Hood Foundation 2 $11,000
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services 2 $11,000
Youth Spirit Artworks 1 $11,000
Brothers for Life 3 $11,000
Moldaw Residences 6 $11,130
Harold Grinspoon Foundation 3 $11,180
Live Oak, A Learning Center for Children 2 $11,200
Indian Law Resource Center 1 $11,285
Slide Ranch 10 $11,360
Friends of Yad Sarah Inc. 5 $11,390
HonestReporting USA 11 $11,400
Chabad Lubavitch of Wyoming Inc. 2 $11,500
Forward Association, Inc. 2 $11,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters 5 $11,618
Menlo Atherton High School Foundation for the Future 4 $11,800
San Francisco Aids Foundation 7 $11,880
Democracy Works, Inc. aka TurboVote 4 $11,900
Branson School 5 $11,900
New City Arts Initiative 1 $12,000
Leo Baeck Institute Inc. 1 $12,000
Pacific Autism Center For Education 1 $12,000
Target Margin Theater Inc 1 $12,000
Tiba Foundation 3 $12,000
Velaslavasay Panorama 1 $12,000
Kav L'Noar Foundation 1 $12,000
City Schoolyard Garden 1 $12,000
San Antonio Community Development Corporation Inc. 12 $12,000
Palo Alto University, Inc. 2 $12,000
Yesod Foundation 1 $12,000
Homeless Prenatal Program 11 $12,250
Tzedakah Fund 3 $12,340
Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation 1 $12,500

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