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
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
DonorsChoose 4 $113,200
Electronic Frontier Foundation Inc. 4 $5,400
Hillsborough Schools Foundation 4 $8,500
Naturebridge 4 $830
Town School For Boys 4 $1,300
10,000 Degrees 4 $47,000
CARE 4 $16,000
Chai Lifeline Inc. 4 $3,340
Common Cause Education Fund 4 $1,780
Indiana University Foundation 4 $1,000
Lowell Alumni Association 4 $1,950
National Jewish Health 4 $16,300
People for Open Space/Greenbelt Alliance 4 $8,200
Center for Victims of Torture 4 $5,885
Chabad Center at University of Colorado, Inc. 4 $6,510
Collat Jewish Family Services 4 $3,180
Common Sense Media 4 $10,500
Salvation Army 4 $2,750
The Reutlinger Community 4 $20,400
amfAR 4 $6,100
Challenge Success 4 $3,350
CHP 11-99 Foundation 4 $6,050
Congregation Shir Hadash 4 $27,150
Downtown Streets Inc. 4 $10,150
Friends of the Cameo 4 $8,250
Groundspark 4 $36,250
Innocence Project, Inc. 4 $900
Jewish Jumpstart 4 $70,000
KPFA Radio 4 $1,150
SFFILM 4 $7,500
Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture 4 $94,833
United States Association for UNHCR 4 $3,500
Amherst College Trustees 4 $5,050
Audubon Canyon Ranch, Inc. 4 $43,200
Christian Action Life Line 4 $1,300
College of Adaptive Arts 4 $40,500
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network Inc. 4 $85,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International 4 $3,200
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization 4 $1,780
College Preparatory School 4 $20,500
Congregation Beth Emek 4 $8,580
Conservation International Foundation 4 $4,700
Food for Thought 4 $1,860
Kehilla Community Synagogue and School 4 $26,750
Marin General Hospital Foundation 4 $16,250
Synergy School 4 $10,500
18Doors 4 $20,400
American Committee For Shaare Zedek Medical Center In Jerusalem 4 $2,600
Belvedere Tiburon Library Foundation 4 $19,500
Cancer Commons 4 $35,430
Delancey Street Foundation 4 $16,100
ForWords Inc. 4 $2,350
Israel Policy Forum Inc. 4 $32,500
Kulanu, Inc. 4 $66,573
Mother Jones 4 $2,530
Pacific Legal Foundation 4 $16,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley 4 $63,156
Wood River Jewish Community Inc. 4 $9,200
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. 4 $17,750
Environmental Traveling Companions 4 $2,600
Hopewell Fund 4 $1,626,000
Jobtrain, Inc. 4 $1,850
National Park Foundation 4 $21,400
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 4 $1,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice 4 $23,000
San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocate Program 4 $10,000
American Friends of the Rambam Health Care Campus 4 $112,900

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