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
Lakes Environment Association 1 $250
National Academy of Social Insurance 1 $250
Pollinator Partnership 1 $250
Childrens Hospital Branches Inc. 1 $250
Compassionate Friends - Marin 1 $250
Lakeview Pantry 1 $250
National Advocates for Pregnant Women 1 $250
Producers Club of Maryland Inc. 1 $250
Treasure Island Museum Assocation 1 $250
Abused Women's Aid In Crisis Inc. 1 $250
Austin Coming Together 1 $250
Center on Conscience and War 1 $250
Exhale An After-Abortion Counseling Talkline 1 $250
Friends of the El Cerrito Library 1 $250
Humane Farming Association 1 $250
K to College DBA SupplyBank.Org 1 $250
Legal Aid of Sonoma County 1 $250
Mary Sarvis Memorial Fund 1 $250
Mothers Against Drunk Driving 1 $250
National Women's History Museum 1 $250
Progeria Research Foundation 2 $250
West Point Inn Association 1 $250
Alpha Epsilon Pi Foundation, Inc. 1 $250
American Friends of the Re'ut Institute 1 $250
Children for Change 1 $250
Freedom of Religion for Israel Inc. AKA Hiddush - Freedom of Religion for I 1 $250
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. 1 $250
Owens Foundation for Wildlife Conservation, Inc. 1 $250
SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective 1 $250
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund Inc. 1 $250
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A living Memorial to the Holocaust 1 $250
New York Botanical Garden 1 $250
Six Seconds 1 $250
Friends of John Jay Homestead 1 $250
International Campaign for Tibet 1 $250
NAMI Marin Inc. 1 $250
ProsthetiKA Foundation 1 $250
Beans Cafe, Inc. 1 $250
Cadena Foundation 1 $250
CASA of Los Angeles 1 $250
Legal Momentum 1 $250
Menorah Heritage Foundation 1 $250
Northwest Film Forum 1 $250
Search for Common Ground 1 $250
Sustainable Harvest International 1 $250
Vital Arts 1 $250
Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park 1 $250
Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco 1 $250
Lange Foundation 1 $250
Redwood Day School 1 $250
Sukkat Shalom, Inc. 1 $250
"I Have a Dream" Foundation-Idaho Inc. 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
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
Lenox Hill Bikur Cholim, Inc. 1 $250
Michigan Humane Society 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
Making Contact 1 $250
Upwardly Global 1 $275
Global Justice Ecology Project 1 $275
Homeless Garden Project 1 $275
Commonweal 2 $280
Youth Community Service Inc. 2 $280
American Friends of the Open University of Israel, Inc. 2 $280
Rett Syndrome Research Trust, Inc. 2 $280
Entertainment Industry Foundation 1 $285
National Coalition Against Censorship Inc. 1 $285
Win Without War Education Fund 1 $285
Environmental Health Strategy Center 1 $285
Side by Side, formerly Sunny Hills Services 1 $285
Technoserve, Inc. 1 $285
Maine Media Workshops + College 2 $298
Point Lobos Foundation 1 $300
Anti-Recidivism Coalition 1 $300
Jewish Braille Institute 2 $300
Point Reyes National Seashore Association 2 $300
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust 1 $300
Kol HaNeshamah 1 $300
Our Family Coalition 1 $300
United Service Organizations 2 $300
East Bay Bicycle Coalition DBA Bike East Bay 1 $300
Environmental Action Committee of West Marin 3 $300
Francis W. Parker School 2 $300
MEET International 1 $300

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