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
Juma Ventures 5 $21,095
National Park Foundation 4 $21,400
Oakland Promise 4 $21,500
Peninsula Humane Society & Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 9 $21,550
Independent Jewish World Cinema 5 $21,750
Redwood Empire Food Bank 20 $21,760
GiveWell 3 $21,800
Huckleberry Youth Programs Inc. 7 $21,900
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum 9 $21,950
San Francisco Art Institute 4 $22,000
SF New Deal 2 $22,000
Santa Clara University 6 $22,010
International Medical Corps 5 $22,300
University Of Chicago 10 $22,410
Accelerate Change, Inc. 3 $22,500
Marin Academy 5 $22,500
New Conservatory Theatre Center 2 $22,500
Puente de la Costa Sur 4 $22,600
Pathways Home Health and Hospice 4 $23,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 8 $23,050
Exploratorium 6 $23,200
CAMERA 10 $23,250
Hudson River Healthcare Foundation 3 $23,500
Mechon Hadar 3 $23,600
Keystone�Research�Center�Inc.� 4 $23,680
Berkeley Public Schools Fund 6 $23,700
At The Well Project 4 $23,850
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation 4 $23,950
FJC - A Foundation of Donor Advised Funds 3 $24,000
ExtraFood Org 9 $24,300
Jewish Community Relations Council - Jewish Coalition for Literacy 6 $24,368
Zioness Movement 3 $24,500
Sutter Bay Hospitals 5 $24,600
California State University, Bakersfield Foundation 1 $25,000
Greater Newark Conservancy Inc. 1 $25,000
Jewish Learning Institute of San Francisco aka Chabad of North Beach 1 $25,000
Regeneration Education 1 $25,000
U.S.-Japan Council 1 $25,000
Outdoor Afro 1 $25,000
Lawfare Institute 1 $25,000
LFA International Inc. 1 $25,000
Sonoma County Bach Society 1 $25,000
University of the People 1 $25,000
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York 1 $25,000
Los Altos Chabad 1 $25,000
Yiddish Farm Education Center 1 $25,000
Education Pioneers, Inc. 1 $25,000
Library of Congress 1 $25,000
End Well Foundation 1 $25,000
Virginia Foodshed Capital 1 $25,000
All Chicago Making Homelessness History 1 $25,000
Capital Stage Company 1 $25,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1 $25,000
Leading Edge Alliance 1 $25,000
Unity Shoppe Inc. 1 $25,000
Housing Industry Foundation 2 $25,000
New York Restoration Project 1 $25,000
Priorities USA Foundation 1 $25,000
R Street Institute 1 $25,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center 2 $25,000
Kickstart - International 1 $25,000
National Redistricting Foundation 1 $25,000
Community-Word Project Inc. 2 $25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund - SV2 1 $25,000
Sundance Institute 1 $25,000
Young Women's Choral Projects 2 $25,000
Center for Humane Technology 1 $25,000
Cystinosis Research Foundation 1 $25,000
More in Common 1 $25,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc 1 $25,000
Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation 1 $25,000
King Baudouin Foundation United States 2 $25,100
Congregation Kehillath Israel 3 $25,150
Diabetic Youth Families 3 $25,200
Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment, Inc. (COPE) 2 $25,250
De Marillac Academy 2 $25,250
Sequoia Hospital Foundation 3 $25,300
Thorn 2 $25,360
University of Washington Foundation 2 $25,500
Breast Cancer Research Foundation 3 $25,540
Columbia University 9 $25,600
United Way of the Bay Area 13 $25,650
Club Z 5 $25,740
Children's Council of San Francisco 6 $25,800
Repair The World 3 $26,000
Register2Vote Fund 5 $26,200
Clean Air Task Force Inc. 3 $26,300
Avenidas 7 $26,350
American Cancer Society, Inc. 9 $26,400
San Francisco Village 1 $26,500
Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity 3 $26,500
At Home with Growing Older 1 $26,500
Congregation B'nai Shalom of Contra Costa County 3 $26,636
Kehilla Community Synagogue and School 4 $26,750
OneTable 4 $26,750
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy 17 $26,775
Aim High for High School 6 $26,930
Samaritan House 24 $26,992
Crowden Music Center 3 $27,000
Congregation Shir Hadash 4 $27,150

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