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
Public Advocates, Inc. 2 $1,200
Rossmoor Fund 2 $250
San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Foundation 2 $850
Sonoma Valley Education Foundation 2 $50,000
Tiburon Peninsula Foundation 2 $3,500
Truman Center For National Policy 2 $300,250
Tuskegee Airmend National Historical Museum 2 $200
University of Rochester 2 $3,500
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, Inc. 2 $11,000
You Can Vote 2 $2,000
ALDEA: Advancing Local Development through Empowerment and Action 2 $28,000
American Friends of the Israel Democracy Institute Inc. 2 $255,000
AmeriCares 2 $250
Atma Connect 2 $3,500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative Inc. 2 $4,000
Beit T'Shuvah 2 $1,000
Berkeley Public Library Foundation 2 $1,250
Brigid Alliance Inc. 2 $6,000
California Film Institute 2 $7,500
California Prison Focus 2 $500
Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT) 2 $600
Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture 2 $200
Chochmat HaLev 2 $3,600
Community-Word Project Inc. 2 $25,000
Congregation Beth David 2 $5,720
Convergence Center for Policy Resolution 2 $5,500
Environment California Research and Policy Center 2 $400
Food Bank for New York City 2 $41,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. 2 $200
Greater Chicago Food Depository 2 $7,600
Ikar 2 $10,896
Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles 2 $1,200
Jewish Women's Theatre 2 $540
Lafayette Partners in Education 2 $8,300
Mercy Ships 2 $1,285
One Family Fund 2 $1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society 2 $600
Positive Coaching Alliance 2 $7,650
Project Hope 2 $600
Ride And Tie Association 2 $10,000
Rocky Mountain Institute 2 $200,000
Rotacare Bay Area, Inc. 2 $5,100
SF New Deal 2 $22,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop 2 $14,000
Sundara Fund Inc. 2 $15,000
Sweetwater Spectrum, Inc. 2 $2,600
Ultimate Peace Inc. 2 $40,200
United Service Organizations 2 $300
White Oak Farm and Education Center 2 $20,000
Williams College 2 $6,000
Young Women's Choral Projects 2 $25,000
Alder Graduate School of Education 2 $20,000
Alliance for School Choice Inc. DBA American Federation for Children Growth 2 $15,000
American Camping Association 2 $1,700
Apparel Impact Institute 2 $8,000
Auburn Theological Seminary 2 $30,000
Carey School 2 $8,000
Choral Singers of Marin aka SingersMarin 2 $2,000
Craig Hospital Foundation 2 $50,150
DC Central Kitchen, Inc. 2 $1,100
di Rosa Preserve 2 $750
Food Bank of Alaska, Inc. 2 $350
Francis W. Parker School 2 $300
Giants Community Fund 2 $1,100
Haight Ashbury Food Program 2 $1,350
Illuminate the Arts 2 $15,000
Jewish World Watch 2 $750
Lowell High School PTSA 2 $2,000
Mt Tamalpais Primary School Elementary 2 $3,500
National Sailing Center Hall of Fame & Museum Inc. 2 $350
People for the American Way Foundation 2 $250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation 2 $4,000
Pink Ribbon Girls Inc. 2 $650
Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services 2 $5,180
Spark SF Public Schools 2 $4,000
St. Baldrick's Foundation 2 $3,000
Ten Strands 2 $5,250
U.S. Committee Sports for Israel DBA Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel 2 $600
University of California Irvine Foundation 2 $350
Whitney Museum of American Art 2 $5,100
Zohar Dance Company 2 $1,100
142 Throckmorton Theatre 2 $2,000
Actors Fund of America, DBA The Actors Fund 2 $2,680
Alliance for Smiles International, Inc. 2 $5,200
Bay Area Discovery Museum 2 $2,000
BeWell in School 2 $1,100
Black Girls Code, Inc. 2 $4,500
Canal Welcome Center Inc. AKA Multicultural Center of Marin 2 $3,500
Caring for Children, Inc. 2 $2,500
Climate Psychiatry Alliance 2 $700
Commonweal 2 $280
De Marillac Academy 2 $25,250
Faith In Practice 2 $1,250
Francisco Park Conservancy 2 $115,000
Gan Israel Preschool 2 $2,160
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance 2 $3,950
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco 2 $6,000
Harvard Magazine, Inc. 2 $1,100
International Refugee assistance project 2 $1,200
Lilith Publications, Inc. 2 $1,500

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