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
Town School For Boys 4 $1,300
10,000 Degrees 4 $47,000
DonorsChoose 4 $113,200
Electronic Frontier Foundation Inc. 4 $5,400
Hillsborough Schools Foundation 4 $8,500
Naturebridge 4 $830
People for Open Space/Greenbelt Alliance 4 $8,200
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
Salvation Army 4 $2,750
The Reutlinger Community 4 $20,400
amfAR 4 $6,100
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
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
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
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International 4 $3,200
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization 4 $1,780
Christian Action Life Line 4 $1,300
College of Adaptive Arts 4 $40,500
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network Inc. 4 $85,000
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
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
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
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
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
Bay Area Legal Aid 4 $10,750
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
San Francisco Day School 5 $2,100
Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America 5 $18,652
Register2Vote Fund 5 $26,200
Wildcare 5 $18,000
Burning Man Project 5 $9,060
Humane Society 5 $8,540
Room to Read 5 $10,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School 5 $46,100
Stern Grove Festival Association 5 $35,500
Hospice by the Bay 5 $30,780
Jewish Federations of North America 5 $156,000
Sonoma Land Trust 5 $10,550
Big Brothers Big Sisters 5 $11,618
San Francisco Playhouse 5 $133,500
826 5 $15,360
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council 5 $2,550
CASA of San Mateo County 5 $3,500
Keshet Inc. 5 $34,050
Marin Theatre Company 5 $18,000
ORT America Inc. (New York) 5 $4,170
Pets in Need 5 $2,618
Ploughshares Fund 5 $33,600
Sutter Bay Hospitals 5 $24,600
That Man May See Inc. 5 $17,600
Achieve Tahoe 5 $80,300
American Heart Association 5 $10,880
Georgetown University 5 $126,860
Happy Shalom School Inc. 5 $6,800
Marin Academy 5 $22,500
National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Inc. 5 $13,040
North Beach Citizens 5 $8,150
The Abraham Initiatives 5 $58,000

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