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
Siddhartha School Project 1 $500
St. Luke's Wood River Foundation 1 $500
Temple Israel Foundation Trust Fund 1 $500
Water.org 1 $500
Witness for Peace 1 $500
Wu Yee Children's Services 1 $500
Alight 1 $500
Autism Speaks, Inc. 1 $500
Charities Aid Foundation of America 1 $500
Children Incorporated 1 $500
Community Alliance with Family Farmers 1 $500
Environmental Working Group 1 $500
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation 1 $500
Holy Family Day Homes of San Francisco 1 $500
Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles 1 $500
Lamplighters Music Theatre 1 $500
Organic Farming Research Foundation 1 $500
Pet Adoption Fund 1 $500
Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center 1 $500
Prospera Community Development 1 $500
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation 1 $500
San Francisco Opera Guild 1 $500
Sonoma Equine Rescue Rehab and Adoption Inc. 1 $500
Temple Israel of Alameda Foundation 1 $500
The Mosaic Project 2 $500
Biblical Archaeology Society 1 $500
Boulder Community Broadcast Association Inc., aka KGNU Radio 1 $500
Children's Scholarship Fund 1 $500
Coastal Seniors 1 $500
Daniel Pearl Foundation 1 $500
Envision Education Inc. 1 $500
First Responders Children's Foundation 1 $500
GirlVentures 1 $500
Institute for Jewish Ideas & Ideals Inc. 1 $500
Jeff's Place Children's Bereavement Center Inc. 1 $500
Jewish Resource Center Chabad of Aspen 1 $500
5 Gyres Institute 1 $500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 1 $500
Coastside Hope 1 $500
Community Services Agency 1 $500
Foundation for Jewish Camp, Inc. 1 $500
Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance AKA FARA 1 $500
High Mountain Institute, Inc. 1 $500
Peter's Place Nursery School 1 $500
Poor People's Radio Inc. DBA KPOO FM Radio 2 $500
Rhode Island Hospital Foundation 1 $500
San Francisco First Tee 1 $500
Sierra Watch 1 $500
Avotaynu Foundation 1 $500
Capistrano Valley High School Foundation 1 $500
Clausen House 1 $500
Columbia Riverkeeper 1 $500
Darby Bread Box 1 $500
Endocrine Society 1 $500
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology 1 $500
Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience 1 $500
Population Connection 1 $500
UNRWA USA National Committee 1 $500
92nd Street Y 1 $500
Darby Schools Excellence Fund 1 $500
Great American Songbook Foundation 1 $500
IBD Summer Camp Foundation 1 $500
It's The Journey, Inc. 1 $500
Jewish Federation and Family Services of Orange County 1 $500
Princeton Prospect Foundation 1 $500
Remote Area Medical (RAM) 2 $500
Richmond Art Center 1 $500
Roseland Charter School 1 $500
San Jose Wind Symphony 1 $500
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture 1 $500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy 1 $500
Atherton Police Activities League 1 $500
Bedford 2020 Coalition 1 $500
City of Belvedere 1 $500
Community Foundation for Monterey County 1 $500
Fifty Vanderbilt Foundation Inc 1 $500
Healing Across the Divides Inc 1 $500
Hebrew Institute of Riverdale 1 $500
Mission Create 1 $500
Montera Junior High Parent Faculty Student Club 1 $500
Pacific Art League of Palo Alto 1 $500
Saint Vincent's Day Home 1 $500
Stone Research Foundation for Sports Medicine and Arthritis 1 $500
VMC Foundation 1 $500
American Macular Degeneration Foundation Inc. 1 $500
Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation 1 $500
Billion Oyster Project 1 $500
Cheshire Academy 1 $500
Jewish Graduate Student Initiative, Inc. 1 $500
JTown 1 $500
Maui Food Bank 1 $500
Media Research Center 1 $500
National Hospice Foundation 1 $500
Re:Store Justice 1 $500
San Francisco SafeHouse 1 $500
Saved By Nature 2 $500
Skysthelimit.org 1 $500
Upward Scholars 1 $500
Yom Rishon School 1 $500
Sharsheret, Inc. 3 $510

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