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 ascending
Truman Center For National Policy 2 $300,250
Institute on Aging 25 $300,100
Wildcoast 1 $300,000
Climate Jobs New York Education Fund, Inc. 1 $300,000
Congregation Beth Jacob 53 $297,795
Jewish Film Institute 40 $296,770
Berkeley Repertory Theatre 24 $296,385
American Jewish World Service, Inc. (AJWS) 54 $290,660
Vote.org 5 $289,000
Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life 5 $287,387
American Associates Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Inc. (AABGU) 21 $281,900
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 40 $274,467
American Friends of the Israel Democracy Institute Inc. 2 $255,000
MDRC 1 $250,000
American Friends of Maoz-Seal Inc. 2 $250,000
Springboard Collaborative 1 $250,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network 1 $250,000
American Oversight 1 $250,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance 12 $246,400
Congregation Rodef Sholom of Marin 31 $246,219
Birthright Israel Foundation 35 $246,016
Shalom Bayit 65 $240,187
Jewish National Fund 38 $235,600
Equal Justice Initiative 35 $229,334
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health 13 $228,600
Schechter Institutes, Inc. 5 $225,658
Friends Of The Israel Defense Forces 30 $222,625
Partners in Health 15 $221,450
American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel 7 $220,880
Naral Pro-Choice America Foundation 24 $220,010
Moishe House 19 $217,668
Aspen Institute Inc. 10 $216,000
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay 17 $210,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College 25 $206,900
Stanford Health Care 14 $206,700
Wildaid Inc. 2 $202,500
Salk Institute for Biological Studies 1 $200,000
Alliance for Israel's Future Inc. 3 $200,000
Management Center 1 $200,000
Rocky Mountain Institute 2 $200,000
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center 39 $194,740
Peninsula Open Space Trust 19 $194,300
IsraAID 32 $188,890
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications 81 $186,753
American Jewish Committee 40 $186,110
San Francisco Ballet Association 24 $182,750
Ronald McDonald House Charities 22 $182,600
Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc. 74 $182,055
American Friends Of The Hebrew University Inc. 13 $180,050
Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) 52 $179,960
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, LA 8 $179,400
KQED Inc. 128 $174,508
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice 24 $173,528
Upstart Bay Area 18 $171,983
Nueva School 7 $171,755
LifeMoves 23 $167,980
J Street Education Fund, Inc. 15 $167,935
Contra Costa Jewish Day School 24 $167,336
REPORT, Inc. 7 $166,500
Wilderness Society 8 $165,735
San Francisco Friends School 6 $165,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley 25 $162,755
Jewish Federation of Cleveland 2 $162,500
Center For Reproductive Rights 13 $161,330
Tourette Association of America 2 $160,000
Congregation Beth Abraham of Oakland 31 $159,434
Congregation Kol Shofar 26 $158,945
Bernard Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 19 $158,550
Bay School Of San Francisco 7 $158,300
Jewish Federations of North America 5 $156,000
ScholarMatch 3 $155,450
Opera Parallele 8 $155,450
Corporation of Haverford College 3 $155,000
Jewish Theological Seminary of America 4 $153,800
Bill Graham Memorial Foundation 1 $152,300
Island Conservation 2 $151,000
Israel21C 24 $150,830
San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium 2 $150,000
Camelback Ventures Inc. 1 $150,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania 8 $145,800
Peninsula Temple Beth-El 45 $145,593
Beth Jacob Congregation Of Oakland 22 $142,153
Congressional Progressive Caucus Center 1 $140,000
HIAS Inc. 44 $138,293
Friends of European Leadership Network 3 $135,000
San Francisco Playhouse 5 $133,500
Sonoma Valley Community Health Center 1 $133,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. 44 $132,170
Brandeis Hillel Day School - Marin 22 $131,533
Nature Conservancy of California 14 $130,300
HAMAQOM 19 $126,938
Georgetown University 5 $126,860
Duke University 6 $125,980
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen 1 $125,000
Blueprint North Carolina 2 $125,000
Fuente Latina 3 $125,000
Mercatus Center Inc 1 $125,000
Energy for Growth Hub 1 $125,000
Lamplighters Yeshivah 1 $120,000
American Friends of the Association for the advancement of Community Center 2 $118,000

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