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
Swim Across America, Inc. 1 $200
The Spahr Center 1 $200
Global Down Syndrome Foundation 1 $200
Mesorah Heritage Foundation 2 $200
Shotgun Players, Inc. 1 $200
University of Sydney USA Foundation 1 $200
Edgewood Center For Children And Families 1 $200
Family Caregiver Alliance 1 $200
Showing Up for Racial Justice Inc 1 $200
Feed the Children, Inc. 2 $200
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. (WETA) 1 $200
Midwest Access Coalition 1 $200
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women 1 $200
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players 1 $200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation 1 $200
Theater Barn Inc. 1 $200
DreamCatchers, Inc. 1 $200
Family Foundation Charitable Trust 2 $200
Northern California Community Loan Fund 1 $200
Science Friday Initiative Inc. 1 $200
Temple Israel (Stockton, CA) 1 $200
TexARTS 1 $200
Community Alliance for Special Education 1 $200
Friends�of�the�Marin�County�Free�Library 1 $200
Institute for Food and Development Policy AKA Food First 2 $200
Surfrider Foundation 1 $200
Team Rubicon 2 $200
Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma 2 $200
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights 2 $200
Riverside Park Conservancy Inc. 1 $200
Walk With Austin Inc 1 $200
Chabad of Palm Springs, Inc. 1 $200
RARE 1 $200
United Way of Jackson County 1 $200
Cuck Fancer Incorporated 1 $200
Easter Seals, Inc. 1 $200
HBCU Foundation Inc 1 $200
San Francisco Performances, Inc. 2 $200
TrevorTCR Inc. 1 $200
Wayfinder Family Services FKA Junior Blind of America 1 $200
Animal Welfare Institute 1 $200
Center for Cultural Innovation 1 $200
Ebony Anglers 1 $225
Factory Farming Awareness Coalition 2 $225
Save a Child's Heart Foundation U.S., Inc. 2 $244
Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park 1 $250
Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco 1 $250
Lange Foundation 1 $250
Northwest Film Forum 1 $250
Search for Common Ground 1 $250
Sustainable Harvest International 1 $250
Vital Arts 1 $250
GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer 1 $250
La Raza Centro Legal--San Francisco 1 $250
Little Wishes 1 $250
Matat Mordechai 1 $250
Michiana Jewish Historical Society Inc. 1 $250
Redwood Day School 1 $250
Sukkat Shalom, Inc. 1 $250
"I Have a Dream" Foundation-Idaho Inc. 1 $250
Lenox Hill Bikur Cholim, Inc. 1 $250
Michigan Humane Society 1 $250
Peace Appeal Foundation 1 $250
Society of Israel Philatelists 1 $250
Western States Center 1 $250
All Ways Up Foundation 1 $250
American Lung Association 2 $250
CALICO Center 1 $250
Cherry Creek School District Parent Teacher Community Council Inc. 1 $250
Making Contact 1 $250
On Your Feet Foundation Northern California 1 $250
Temple Shalom Inc. 1 $250
World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Jewish Organizations Inc. 1 $250
Alzheimers Coachella Valley 1 $250
Bedford Historical Society 1 $250
Caravan to Class 1 $250
Center for Elders Independence 1 $250
Glasswing International USA 1 $250
Greenlining Institute 1 $250
Otter Project 1 $250
Radio Ambulante Studios Inc. 1 $250
Redwood Justice Fund 1 $250
American Association of University Women Inc. 1 $250
Berkeley Partners for Parks 1 $250
MedShare International 1 $250
Naropa University 1 $250
Opera San Jose Incorporated 1 $250
Rossmoor Fund 2 $250
AmeriCares 2 $250
Aphasia Center of California 1 $250
Buffalo Bill Center of the West 1 $250
Caminos de Agua 1 $250
Chabad at USC 1 $250
Golden Oak Montessori of Hayward Charter School 1 $250
Hudson Bend Middle School Parent Teacher Organization 1 $250
Pacific Center for Human Growth 1 $250
People for the American Way Foundation 2 $250
Redwoods - A Community of Seniors 1 $250
Resonance Project 1 $250
World Monuments Fund 1 $250

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