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
Oregon State University Foundation 1 $100
PRC (Positive Resource Center) 1 $100
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society 1 $100
Carter Center, Inc. 1 $100
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern California aka Carecen 1 $100
Chabad Jewish Center of Richmond 1 $100
Dementia Society of America 1 $100
Djerassi Resident Artists Program 1 $100
Family Housing and Adult Resources, Inc. 1 $100
Impact Bay Area 1 $100
Interlochen Center for the Arts 1 $100
Marin Shakespeare Company 1 $100
Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation 1 $100
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated - Washington, DC 1 $100
Paralyzed Veterans of America 1 $100
Russian River Jewish Community 1 $100
San Francisco Early Music Society 1 $100
42nd Street Moon 1 $100
American Diabetes Association, Inc. 1 $100
B'Nai Jeshurun Congregation 1 $100
Casa de Angeles Foundation 1 $100
charity: water 1 $100
Consumers Union of United States Inc. 1 $100
From the Top 1 $100
Lawyers for Good Government Foundation 1 $100
Rex Foundation 1 $100
Spondylitis Associations of America 1 $100
VA Palo Alto Health Care System 1 $100
Virginia Organizing, Inc. 1 $100
Walnut Hills High School ALumni Foundation 1 $100
Berkeley Food Network 1 $100
California Music Center 1 $100
Community Change 1 $100
Home and Hope 1 $100
Keren-Or, Inc. 1 $100
Northwell Health Foundation 1 $100
Sacramento Loaves and Fishes 1 $100
Southern California Council for Soviet Jews 1 $100
United Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit 1 $100
Wayzata Community Chruch 1 $100
Women Make Movies 1 $100
American Kidney Fund 1 $100
Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia 1 $100
Boy Scouts of America 1 $100
Chabad Lubavitch of Upper Montgomery County Inc. 1 $100
Make the Road New York 1 $100
NAMI San Francisco 1 $100
National Federation of the Blind, Inc. 1 $100
Orion Magazine 1 $100
San Jose Public Library Foundation 1 $100
Stinson Beach Community Center 1 $100
Tali Fund Inc. 1 $100
Wardrobe for Opportunity 1 $100
Western Sonoma County Swimmers 1 $100
Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley 1 $100
Cheetah Conservation Fund 1 $100
Florida Health Justice Project 1 $100
Forests Forever Foundation 1 $100
Friends and Foundation, St. Helena Public Library 1 $100
Friends of Pinnacle Peak Park 1 $100
Hospital De La Familia Foundation 1 $100
Institute for the Next Jewish Future INJF 1 $100
Jester & Pharley Phund 1 $100
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey County 1 $100
Yolo Land Trust 1 $100
Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition 1 $100
Beth El Congregation, Baltimore 1 $100
Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America Inc. 1 $100
Buck Institute for Research on Aging 1 $100
El Camino Hospital Foundation 1 $100
Livable City 1 $100
Palo Alto Community Child Care 1 $100
Population Services International 1 $100
San Francisco Rescue Mission 1 $100
Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm 1 $100
YES Nature to Neighborhoods 1 $100
City of Hope 1 $100
Enriching Lives through Music 1 $100
Institute of Current World Affairs Inc. 1 $100
Labs 2 Love Rescue Inc. 1 $100
Live In Peace 1 $100
National Center for Transgender Equality 1 $100
Our Place in New York, Inc. 1 $106
Children's Clinic, Serving Children and Their Families 1 $108
World Food Program, Inc. 1 $118
Etz Chaim Synagogue 1 $118
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty 1 $118
Food on Foot 1 $118
United Nations Foundation 1 $118
American Physicians Fellowship for Medicine in Israel 1 $125
Conard House 1 $125
Inverness Foundation 15 Park Ave 1 $125
Palo Alto History Museum 1 $150
Pingry School 1 $150
Water Buffalo Club Inc. 1 $150
DrawBridge 1 $150
Greater Olean Community Foundation DBA Cattaraugus Region Community Foundat 1 $150
Sunrise Movement Education Fund 1 $150
Terwilliger Nature Education Legacy 1 $150
Carlmont Music Boosters Inc 1 $150

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