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
Kehillat Etz Chayim 12 $15,596
Shelter Inc. 4 $15,750
Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc. 5 $15,930
American Jewish University 2 $16,000
San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 18 $16,000
CARE 4 $16,000
Israel Center for Excellence through Education 3 $16,000
Restaurant Workers Community Foundation Inc 2 $16,000
Pacific Legal Foundation 4 $16,000
Museum of Craft and Design 2 $16,000
Delancey Street Foundation 4 $16,100
Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy DBA SAR Academy 6 $16,110
George Mark Children's Fund 3 $16,136
Marin General Hospital Foundation 4 $16,250
National Jewish Health 4 $16,300
Trust For Public Land 9 $16,300
Union of Concerned Scientists 12 $16,300
Direct Relief 4 $16,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School 7 $16,500
AMCHA Initiative 8 $16,880
Camfed USA Foundation 2 $17,000
Or Shalom Jewish Community 2 $17,000
Ohr HaTorah 4 $17,300
Inquiring Systems, Inc. 2 $17,500
That Man May See Inc. 5 $17,600
Marine Mammal Center 9 $17,600
Jewish Federation of Chicago AKA Jewish United Fund 3 $17,680
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano 15 $17,688
Oakland Museum of California Foundation 3 $17,700
Dominican University of California 4 $17,750
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. 4 $17,750
Facing History and Ourselves Inc. 11 $17,918
Hamilton Families 7 $18,000
Wildcare 5 $18,000
Sukkat Shaleym Inc. 1 $18,000
Marin Theatre Company 5 $18,000
Jewish Academy of Orlando 1 $18,000
ELEM / Youth in Distress in Israel 1 $18,000
Yeshiva Day School of Silicon Valley 1 $18,000
Hold On To Your Music, Inc. 1 $18,000
Ashreichem Yisrael 1 $18,000
KlezCalifornia, Inc. 3 $18,150
Music in the Vineyards Inc. 6 $18,500
Children's Health Council Inc. 5 $18,550
Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America 5 $18,652
Peninsula Bridge Program 8 $18,750
Jewish Studio Project 4 $19,115
Sha'ar Zahav 11 $19,290
Pilchuck Glass School 3 $19,400
Foundation for Students Rising Above 6 $19,450
Belvedere Tiburon Library Foundation 4 $19,500
Peninsula Sinai Congregation 9 $19,657
Princeton University 3 $19,700
Academy at Charlemont 1 $20,000
Felidae Conservation Fund 1 $20,000
BVM Capacity Building Institute Inc. 2 $20,000
Texas Public Policy Foundation 1 $20,000
ACCION 2 $20,000
All Nations Gathering Center 2 $20,000
Yolo Food Bank 2 $20,000
American Society of the University of Haifa 1 $20,000
University of Pennsylvania 1 $20,000
MedGlobal, Inc. 1 $20,000
Project Glimmer 2 $20,000
Fair Trade USA 1 $20,000
Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence 1 $20,000
Friends of the Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center 1 $20,000
MacGuffin Theatre and Film Company 1 $20,000
Slow Money Institute Inc 1 $20,000
Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation 1 $20,000
White Oak Farm and Education Center 2 $20,000
Alder Graduate School of Education 2 $20,000
Camp Augusta Incorporated 1 $20,000
Himalayan Cataract Project Inc. 1 $20,000
American Friends of IDC 1 $20,000
Magain David Sephardim Congregation 1 $20,000
Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation 1 $20,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation 1 $20,000
Friends of Yemin Orde Inc. AKA ImpactIsrael 1 $20,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula 2 $20,000
Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization 1 $20,000
Itrek FKA Israel & Co. 3 $20,200
Bay Area Children's Theatre 3 $20,200
Friends Of The Earth 6 $20,300
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 7 $20,350
California Historical Society 3 $20,350
The Reutlinger Community 4 $20,400
18Doors 4 $20,400
Friends of Vancouver Foundation 1 $20,500
College Preparatory School 4 $20,500
350.Org 3 $20,600
Jewish Study Network Inc. 14 $20,628
San Jose Museum Of Art Association 3 $21,000
thesecondopinion 11 $21,000
North Bay Organizing Project 2 $21,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. 4 $21,000
Buckelew Programs 3 $21,000
AHA Foundation Inc. 3 $21,000
National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership 2 $21,000
Wassaic Project Inc. 1 $21,000

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