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 Grantssort descending Total Amount
Grateful Garment Project 1 $720
Green Schools Alliance 1 $525
Hanna Boys Center 1 $1,000
Hospital De La Familia Foundation 1 $100
IBD Summer Camp Foundation 1 $500
Institute for the Next Jewish Future INJF 1 $100
It's The Journey, Inc. 1 $500
Jester & Pharley Phund 1 $100
Jewish Federation and Family Services of Orange County 1 $500
Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale 1 $1,000
Karmaspirit 1 $5,000
Keter Torah Synagogue 1 $600
Kivunim 1 $28,305
La Raza Centro Legal--San Francisco 1 $250
Larchmont-Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force Inc 1 $10,000
Leadership Institute 1 $200
Lenity Project Inc. 1 $1,000
Little Wishes 1 $250
Los Angeles Pet Rescue 1 $5,000
Lycee Francais de San Francisco 1 $2,500
Make-A-Wish America 1 $7,500
Marin Villages 1 $5,000
Matat Mordechai 1 $250
Mercatus Center Inc 1 $125,000
Michiana Jewish Historical Society Inc. 1 $250
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation 1 $1,000
Nantucket Musical Arts Society Inc. 1 $750
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 1 $180
National Public Education Support Fund 1 $400,000
New City Arts Initiative 1 $12,000
Oakland Symphony 1 $5,000
Onggi River Movement 1 $10,000
Princeton Prospect Foundation 1 $500
Project AVARY Inc. 1 $1,500
Provide, Inc. 1 $1,000
Quilliam Foundation 1 $10,000
Redwood Day School 1 $250
Richmond Art Center 1 $500
Rock the Vote 1 $5,000
Roseland Charter School 1 $500
San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department 1 $1,000
San Jose Wind Symphony 1 $500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, Inc. 1 $1,000
Seton Hall University 1 $1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey County 1 $100
Southern California Public Radio 1 $200
St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church 1 $1,000
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture 1 $500
Sukkat Shalom, Inc. 1 $250
Tali Fund Inc. 1 $100
Telluride Mountainfilm LTD 1 $305
Temple Shaaray Tefila of Westchester 1 $2,228
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy 1 $500
Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation 1 $12,500
Tri-Valley Montessori School 1 $1,750
Tulsa Jewish Retirement Foundation DBA Zarrow Pointe 1 $4,000
United Nations Foundation 1 $118
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1 $25,000
Upper East Side Hatzolah, Inc. 1 $350
Valley Beth Shalom 1 $360
Vital Strategies, Inc. 1 $40,000
Wardrobe for Opportunity 1 $100
Western Sonoma County Swimmers 1 $100
Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley 1 $100
Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent 1 $200
World Affairs Council of Northern CA 1 $5,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. 1 $180
"I Have a Dream" Foundation-Idaho Inc. 1 $250
92nd Street Y 1 $500
African American Arts and Culture Complex 1 $4,000
Alameda Family Services 1 $1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. 1 $150
Alum Rock Counseling Center 1 $100,000
American Friends of Rabin Medical Center Inc. 1 $1,000
American Society of the University of Haifa 1 $20,000
Anshe Emunah Moses Montefiore Hebrew Congregation 1 $1,250
Art and Remembrance Inc. 1 $350
Athena Academy Inc. 1 $1,000
Barth Syndrome Foundation 1 $1,000
Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee 1 $10,000
Beaumont Health Foundation 1 $4,000
Beth David Synagogue 1 $1,100
Big Sur Land Trust 1 $1,250
Bryn Mawr College 1 $5,000
Caliber Public Schools 1 $10,000
Camelback Ventures Inc. 1 $150,000
Camp Ramah in Wisconsin Inc. 1 $1,000
Capital Stage Company 1 $25,000
Chabad of Sunset Strip 1 $720
Cheetah Conservation Fund 1 $100
Code for America Labs Inc. 1 $5,000
Community Food Share 1 $720
Community Tech Network 1 $7,484
Congregation Bet Haverim Jewish Fellowship of Davis 1 $200
Contra Costa Interfaith Transitional Housing, Inc. DBA Hope Solutions 1 $10,000
Culture for One 1 $2,000
Darby Schools Excellence Fund 1 $500
Dog Is My CoPilot 1 $2,500
Ebony Anglers 1 $225
Energy for Growth Hub 1 $125,000

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