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
GiveDirectly, Inc. 8 $41,360
Ecumenical Hunger Program 25 $41,600
Hadassah the Women's Zionist Organization of America Inc. (New York) 18 $42,080
Friends Of The Fromm Institute For Life-Long Learning 17 $42,550
Audubon Canyon Ranch, Inc. 4 $43,200
Chinati Foundation 3 $43,500
Chabad of San Francisco Inc. 13 $44,029
No Kid Hungry by Share Our Strength 8 $44,600
American Friends of Leket Israel, Inc. 5 $44,850
URJ - Camp Newman 11 $44,923
Congregation Sherith Israel 22 $44,930
St. Theresa Catholic Church & School 3 $45,000
Menlo School 11 $45,800
CALMatters 4 $46,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School 5 $46,100
10,000 Degrees 4 $47,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School 16 $47,236
Planet Word Museum 2 $47,500
UC Hastings Foundation 7 $49,250
Commonwealth Club of California 5 $50,000
Option Institute And Fellowship 1 $50,000
Niskanen Center Inc. 1 $50,000
Policy Impact 1 $50,000
Peninsula Family Connections 1 $50,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker 2 $50,000
Baptist Health South Florida Foundation Inc. 1 $50,000
Girls Leadership Institute Inc. 1 $50,000
Texas 2036 1 $50,000
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $50,000
Alta Vista School Inc. 1 $50,000
Fair Count Inc. 1 $50,000
A Home Within 1 $50,000
Friends of San Francisco Animal Care and Control 1 $50,000
Carbon180 1 $50,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York 1 $50,000
Secure Community Network 1 $50,000
Rocketship Education 1 $50,000
Sonoma Valley Education Foundation 2 $50,000
Opportunity Trust 1 $50,000
Student Press Law Center, Inc. 2 $50,100
Craig Hospital Foundation 2 $50,150
Central Synagogue Congregation Ahavath Chesed Shaar Hashomayin 4 $50,250
Democracy Now Productions Inc 2 $50,300
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 3 $50,400
Polyphony Foundation 6 $50,430
Coro Northern California 3 $50,500
Chabad Jewish Student Center at Berkeley Inc. 2 $50,800
Voter Registration Project 2 $51,000
Teach for America, Bay Area 2 $51,000
Gateway Public Schools 3 $51,000
Mills College 3 $51,000
Year Up Bay Area 2 $51,000
Chabad of Charlottesville 2 $51,000
Homeward Bound of Marin 3 $51,100
American Friends of Alyn Hospital, Inc. 3 $51,200
Kitchen Slow Down Jew Up AKA The Kitchen SF 11 $51,613
Meals on Wheels 32 $52,745
Psychotherapy Institute 2 $53,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. 22 $53,050
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music DBA Freight and 6 $53,250
Boys & Girls Club 15 $54,150
St. Anthony's 12 $54,750
VoteAmerica Inc. 3 $55,180
University Of Southern California 22 $56,100
Wilderness Torah 12 $56,850
JIMENA Inc. 9 $57,200
San Francisco Zoological Society 10 $57,900
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners 3 $57,950
The Abraham Initiatives 5 $58,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. 27 $58,447
HealthRight 360 6 $58,500
University Of San Francisco 11 $58,750
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association 8 $58,950
California Homebuilding Foundation 2 $60,000
University of California San Diego Foundation 3 $60,000
Human Rights Voices Inc. 1 $60,000
Center for Peace Communications Inc 3 $60,000
Endaoment 2 $60,000
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 32 $60,015
Feeding America 22 $60,610
American Himalayan Foundation 7 $61,100
Peninsula Temple Sholom 27 $61,140
Jewish Federation Of Silicon Valley 5 $61,550
Cleveland Kids Book Bank 2 $62,000
Environmental Defense Fund 21 $62,168
San Francisco Jazz Organization AKA SFJAZZ 10 $62,380
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley 4 $63,156
Arthritis Foundation - Northern California Office 6 $63,600
World Union For Progressive Judaism 10 $63,680
First Hebrew Congregation of Oakland Calif 15 $64,622
World Central Kitchen, Inc. 30 $64,852
GANN Academy - The New Jewish High School of Greater Boston, Inc. 1 $65,000
Unitarian Church of All Souls 2 $65,000
Cornell University 7 $65,050
Human Rights Campaign Foundation 2 $65,118
Alonzo King Lines Ballet 2 $66,000
Kulanu, Inc. 4 $66,573
Safe & Sound 11 $68,750
Seacology 6 $69,500
Jewish Jumpstart 4 $70,000

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