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
Vote Smart 2 $450
Trust for Hidden Villa 3 $450
Mayan Hands Foundation Ltd 2 $450
Seeds of Peace 2 $450
Anderson Valley Education Foundation 2 $450
Aish Hatorah 2 $460
Nurturing Minds, Inc. 1 $461
B'nai B'rith International 3 $480
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. 1 $500
Congregation Beth Ami 1 $500
Economic Policy Institute 1 $500
Making Headway Foundation, Inc. 1 $500
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation 1 $500
Reach Out and Read, Inc. 1 $500
San Francisco Shakespeare Festival 1 $500
San Mateo County Health Foundation 1 $500
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Inc. 1 $500
California Prison Focus 2 $500
Esalen Institute 1 $500
Friends of Casita Linda Ac 1 $500
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County 1 $500
Jewish Campus Life Fund Inc. DBA Columbia/Barnard Hillel 1 $500
Latino Community Foundation 1 $500
LifeWorks of Sonoma County 1 $500
Mamaroneck-Larchmont Student Aid Fund Inc. 1 $500
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women 1 $500
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) 1 $500
Pacific Cancer Foundation 1 $500
Project HEAL - Help to Eat, Accept & Live 1 $500
Salmon River Restoration Council 1 $500
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States 1 $500
Southwest Harbor Public Library 1 $500
The Breema Center 1 $500
The Playhouse in San Anselmo 1 $500
Bonei Olam Inc. 1 $500
Fascioscapulohumeral Society AKA FSH Society 1 $500
Operation Freedom Paws 1 $500
Rebecca Stenn PerksDanceMusic Theatre Inc. 1 $500
Southwestern Law School 1 $500
The Campaign Against Hunger 1 $500
American Friends of Hospice of the Upper Galilee 1 $500
Friends of China Camp, Inc. 1 $500
Market Street Railway Company 1 $500
Nimbus Arts 1 $500
The Chatham Synagogue 1 $500
Washington University - School of Medicine 1 $500
Women's Refugee Commission 1 $500
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 1 $500
Bayanihan Clinic 1 $500
Creativity Explored 1 $500
Imagine LA 1 $500
Jamestown Community Center, Inc. 1 $500
Magical Bridge Foundation 1 $500
Police Athletic League, Inc. 1 $500
Special Olympics Northern California 3 $500
The Creekside School 1 $500
Tikkun 1 $500
Transistion US 1 $500
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering 1 $500
Burlingame High School Parents Group Inc. 1 $500
Chamber Music in Napa Valley 1 $500
Gilead House 1 $500
iMentor 1 $500
Jewish Council for Public Affairs 1 $500
Maplight 1 $500
Martis Camp Community Foundation 1 $500
Performing Animal Welfare Society 1 $500
ReSurge International 1 $500
Teach For All 1 $500
Trustees of Deerfield Academy 1 $500
Burlingame Historical Society 1 $500
Heart Consciousness Church Inc. 1 $500
Henry M. Gunn High School 2 $500
Japanese Art & Cultural Center 1 $500
JW House 1 $500
Lindsay Wildlife Museum AKA Lindsay Wildlife Experience 1 $500
One Treasure Island 1 $500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust 1 $500
Rethink Food NYC Inc. 1 $500
Ruby Habitat Foundation 1 $500
Tikvah Fund 1 $500
West Los Angeles Little League 1 $500
Youth in Arts 1 $500
Food Outreach, Inc. 1 $500
Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) Youth Inc. 1 $500
Listening for a Change 1 $500
Oakland Leaf Foundation 1 $500
Rector and Visitors of The University of Virginia DBA The University of Vir 1 $500
Rethink the Conversation Ltd. 1 $500
Water Mission 1 $500
Wild Salmon Center 1 $500
Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Inc. 1 $500
Brooklyn College Foundation 1 $500
Dance Palace 1 $500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute 1 $500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area 1 $500
McKenzie River Clinic 1 $500
My Stuff Bags Foundation 1 $500
Regional Parks Foundation 1 $500
Rivers School Corp. 1 $500

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