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
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association 2 $2,100
The New School of San Francisco 2 $10,100
Tule Elk Park Early Education School Family Council, Inc. 2 $4,000
Youth Tennis Advantage 2 $1,100
Access Institute for Psychological Services 2 $105,000
Adventure Cycling Association 2 $40,100
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. 3 $6,100
GLSEN 3 $3,900
Headlands Center for the Arts 3 $5,000
ImpactAssets 3 $726,800
Itrek FKA Israel & Co. 3 $20,200
Jewish Community Council of Winston-Salem AKA Winston-Salem United Jewish A 3 $5,200
Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School 3 $1,136,000
Kara 3 $2,000
Life Learning Academy 3 $8,500
Lutheran World Relief 3 $1,500
Margaret Jenkins Dance Company 3 $11,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 3 $2,150
Rose Foundation 3 $4,850
Seti Institute 3 $2,200
St. Theresa Catholic Church & School 3 $45,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation 3 $25,540
Center For Domestic Peace 3 $4,000
Chinati Foundation 3 $43,500
City Harvest Inc. 3 $2,200
Clean Air Task Force Inc. 3 $26,300
Congregation B'nai B'rith Corporation 3 $7,477
Congregation Ner Tamid 3 $2,100
Corporation of Haverford College 3 $155,000
GiveWell 3 $21,800
Head-Royce School 3 $360,000
Isaiah House 3 $850
Life School Foundation 3 $13,215
Mechon Hadar 3 $23,600
Music & Memory Inc. 3 $2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation 3 $1,700
PD Active 3 $13,500
Pie Ranch 3 $105,000
American Friends of Alyn Hospital, Inc. 3 $51,200
American Leadership Forum 3 $11,000
B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California 3 $5,600
Castilleja School Foundation 3 $10,450
Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc. 3 $100,513
Food & Water Watch 3 $2,185
Homeward Bound of Marin 3 $51,100
Hostelling International USA 3 $2,360
Lark Theater 3 $6,150
Oberlin College 3 $8,666
Princeton University 3 $19,700
Repair The World 3 $26,000
San Leandro Hebrew Congregation- Temple Beth Sholom 3 $5,450
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County 3 $3,150
Chinese Progressive Association 3 $32,500
Ecology Center 3 $2,000
Forging Opportunities for Refugees in America, Inc. NFP 3 $13,500
Jewish Federation of Chicago AKA Jewish United Fund 3 $17,680
Mission Graduates 3 $31,000
Napa County Land Trust 3 $550
Other Road Foundation 3 $4,500
Pilchuck Glass School 3 $19,400
Shining Hope for Communities Inc. 3 $1,500
Threshold Choir, Executive Director 3 $2,250
Washington Center for Equitable Growth 3 $2,500,000
A Little 4 A Lot DBA Beyond Fistula 3 $1,700
Berkeley Music Group 3 $30,500
Bolinas Museum 3 $3,600
Buckelew Programs 3 $21,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley dba Napa Valley Community Foundatio 3 $5,000
Congregation B'nai Shalom of Contra Costa County 3 $26,636
Contra Costa Midrasha 3 $5,500
Gabriel Project Mumbai 3 $4,000
KlezCalifornia, Inc. 3 $18,150
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation 3 $900
National Center for Youth Law 3 $13,500
Prison University Project Inc. 3 $1,250
Temple Beth Elohim 3 $15,430
Tiba Foundation 3 $12,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust 3 $10,200
When We All Vote 3 $720
AHA Foundation Inc. 3 $21,000
Alliance for Israel's Future Inc. 3 $200,000
American Friends of Combatants for Peace, Inc. 3 $3,750
Day Worker Center of Mountain View 3 $15,200
EcoPeace Middle East Environmental NGO Forum 3 $13,500
FINCA International Inc. 3 $1,385
Harold Grinspoon Foundation 3 $11,180
Kiddo! The Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation 3 $12,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe 3 $5,600
Occidental College 3 $5,400
Reading Partners 3 $7,000
San Francisco International Boogie Woogie Festival 3 $3,100
Zioness Movement 3 $24,500
AARP Foundation 3 $1,600
Environmental Action Committee of West Marin 3 $300
Faith in Action Network 3 $1,605,000
Israel Center for Excellence through Education 3 $16,000
Learning Policy Institute 3 $3,800,000
MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving 3 $1,250
Merola Opera Program 3 $11,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research and Education 3 $8,000

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