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
GreeNest 1 $300
Trout Unlimited 1 $300
1 Grain to 1000 Grains 1 $300
Island Harvest 1 $300
University Club of Palo Alto Scholarship Fund 1 $300
Anti-Recidivism Coalition 1 $300
Jewish Braille Institute 2 $300
Point Lobos Foundation 1 $300
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust 1 $300
Kol HaNeshamah 1 $300
Point Reyes National Seashore Association 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
Our Family Coalition 1 $300
United Service Organizations 2 $300
Asante Africa Foundation, Inc. 1 $300
Israel Children's Cancer Foundation Inc. 1 $300
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation 1 $300
Willow Creek Foundation 1 $300
Amigos de Las Americas 2 $300
JewishGen, Inc. 3 $300
Aurora Singers 1 $300
Dan Foundation Inc. DBA Divers Alert Network 2 $300
Forward Together 1 $300
Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties 1 $300
One Purpose School 1 $300
Chamber Music San Francisco 1 $300
Friends of Yemin Orde, Inc. 1 $300
Halom House 1 $300
International Vision Volunteers 1 $300
Marin Horizon School 1 $300
New Orthodox Minyan DBA Darchei Noam 1 $300
Children's Hospital Corporation DBA Children's Hospital Boston 1 $300
Global Jewish Assistance and Relief Network 1 $300
Israel Special Kids Fund 1 $300
Telluride Mountainfilm LTD 1 $305
Asylum Access 2 $350
CISPES Education Fund 1 $350
Intersection for the Arts 2 $350
Grameen Foundation 3 $350
Lutheran Volunteer Corps 1 $350
Coastside Land Trust 1 $350
Art and Remembrance Inc. 1 $350
International Essential Tremor Foundation 2 $350
Upper East Side Hatzolah, Inc. 1 $350
\National Alliance on Mental Illness 2 $350
La Union Del Pueblo Entero 1 $350
Friends of the River Foundation 2 $350
Greater Boston Legal Services 1 $350
Food Bank of Alaska, Inc. 2 $350
National Sailing Center Hall of Fame & Museum Inc. 2 $350
University of California Irvine Foundation 2 $350
World Resources Institute 1 $350
Marin County Bicycle Coalition 2 $350
Borderlinks 2 $350
Beyond Fistula 1 $350
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation 1 $350
Henry M. Gunn High School Sports Boosters Club 1 $350
American Friends of Likud Inc 1 $360
American Jewish Congress Inc. 1 $360
Step Up Womens Network 1 $360
Advancement Project 1 $360
Center for Creative Change 2 $360
Global Witness Foundation 2 $360
Pet Network of North Lake Tahoe Inc. AKA Pet Network Humane Society 1 $360
Brown RISD Hillel 1 $360
American Friends of Yahad-In Unum Inc 1 $360
Anne Frank House, Inc. 1 $360
Valley Beth Shalom 1 $360
Kiwanis Club of Sebastopol Foundation 1 $360
Los Angeles Residential Community Foundation 1 $360
National Ramah Commission, Inc. 1 $360
Sex Workers Outreach Project 1 $360
Temple Sinai, Oakland 1 $360
Hillsdale High School Foundation Inc. 1 $360
Center for Youth Activities Inc 1 $360
Everyday Zen 1 $360
NECHAMA - Jewish Response to Disaster 1 $360
Allied Media Projects, Inc. 1 $360
Melissa's House 1 $360
North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation 1 $360
Tikva Children's Home 1 $360
Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School Ltd. 1 $360
Algemeinger Inc 1 $360
Chabad Jewish Center of Eugene 1 $360
Carolina for Kibera, Inc 4 $400
Southern Methodist University 1 $400
Environment California Research and Policy Center 2 $400
Cheyanna Foundation for Children 1 $400
San Mateo Public Library Foundation 2 $400
Center for Independent Living, Inc. 1 $400
Critter Lovers at Work DBA CLAW 1 $400
San Francisco Women Artists 1 $400
Pratham USA 1 $400
Foothill Parent-Faculty Association 1 $425
Community Shul of Montecito and Santa Barbara 2 $430
San Francisco Mime Troupe 2 $430
The Freedom Story 1 $439

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