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
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute AKA MSRI 1 $512
Scott Street Senior Housing Complex DBA Rhoda Goldman Plaza 1 $518
Green Schools Alliance 1 $525
In Defense of Animals 2 $535
American Humanist Association 2 $535
Jewish Women's Theatre 2 $540
Sogorea Te' Land Trust 1 $540
Public Broadcasting of Colorado Inc. 1 $540
Uri L'Tzedek 1 $540
Lubavitch of Iowa Inc. 1 $540
Stayin' Alive 1 $540
Beate Klarsfeld Foundation 1 $550
Napa County Land Trust 3 $550
Beth Longwell Foundation 2 $550
Waterkeeper Alliance 3 $570
Best Buddies International, Inc. 2 $600
Horace Mann School 2 $600
National Parks Conservation Association 4 $600
Pacific Vision Foundation 2 $600
Walnut Creek Education Foundation K-12 1 $600
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. 2 $600
Sustainable Conservation 2 $600
Highlander Research and Education Ctr. 2 $600
Keter Torah Synagogue 1 $600
Sonoma State University 2 $600
Lifehouse, Inc. 1 $600
Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT) 2 $600
Palo Alto Humane Society 2 $600
Project Hope 2 $600
U.S. Committee Sports for Israel DBA Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel 2 $600
Jewish Congregation of Maui Inc. 1 $600
Vibrant Emotional Health 2 $600
O'Hanlon Center for the Arts 2 $600
Temple Beth El 2 $610
Vintage Computer Federation 1 $640
Jewish Federation of Nashville & Middle Tennessee 3 $640
Curry Senior Center 2 $650
Pink Ribbon Girls Inc. 2 $650
Bay Nature Institute 1 $650
Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment Inc. 2 $650
Museum of Modern Art 2 $680
Nine Lives Foundation 3 $680
Producers Associates 2 $680
Sarah's Circle 3 $700
Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation 3 $700
New York Public Radio 2 $700
Climate Psychiatry Alliance 2 $700
Friends of the Children - SF Bay Area 2 $700
Sister Carmen Community Center Inc. 1 $720
Redwood City Education Foundation 1 $720
Grateful Garment Project 1 $720
Chabad of Sunset Strip 1 $720
Community Food Share 1 $720
Idea Wild 1 $720
When We All Vote 3 $720
Lerner Jewish Community Day School 1 $720
Missionary Athletes International 1 $720
Emergency Family Assistance Association 1 $720
Rocky Mountain Wild 1 $720
Zonta International Foundation 1 $720
Transplant Foundation 1 $720
Helen Keller International, Inc. 3 $735
National Women's Law Center 1 $750
St. Peter and Paul Conference Society of St. Vincent de Paul 1 $750
Childrens Theater Assoc of San Francisco 2 $750
EHF Fund, Inc. 2 $750
H2O For Life 2 $750
Society for Science and the Public 1 $750
Nantucket Musical Arts Society Inc. 1 $750
Rosenberg Fund for Children 2 $750
di Rosa Preserve 2 $750
Jewish World Watch 2 $750
Vermont Organization for Jewish Education Lubavitch 1 $750
Nashuva 2 $750
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security 2 $750
Feed the Hungry San Miguel Inc 2 $750
KehillahSF 1 $750
Ohio State University Foundation 1 $750
Spina Bifida Association of America 3 $750
Temple Bethzion-Beth Israel 3 $766
Trevor Project, Inc. 4 $780
Beyond Nuclear 2 $785
Iraq Veterans Against the War 2 $785
Nuclear Information and Resource Service 2 $785
Starcross Monastic Community 2 $785
Baykeeper 2 $785
Family Link 2 $800
Foundation of Foster City and Mariners Island Rotary dba Rotary Club of Fos 2 $800
KCRW Foundation, Inc. 3 $800
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund 5 $800
Family Dog & Puppy Rescue 3 $800
Adelphi University 1 $800
Naturebridge 4 $830
Consumers' Checkbook 4 $850
B'nai Vail Congregation Inc. 1 $850
Isaiah House 3 $850
San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Foundation 2 $850
Hearing Health Foundation 2 $850
Gunn Senior High School Foundation AKA Gunn Foundation 2 $860
National Museum of Women in the Arts 3 $875

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