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 ascending Total Amount
National Ramah Commission, Inc. 1 $360
Nature Foundation at Wintergreen 1 $8,000
New Creation Community Presbyterian Church 1 $32,000
New York Restoration Project 1 $25,000
North County Junior Golf Association 1 $5,000
Notre Dame High School - San Jose 1 $1,000
On Your Feet Foundation Northern California 1 $250
Open Table Mdi 1 $10,000
Pacific Autism Center For Education 1 $12,000
Portland Animal Welfare Team AKA PAW Team 1 $5,000
Priorities USA Foundation 1 $25,000
Project EZRA 1 $180
R Street Institute 1 $25,000
Re:Store Justice 1 $500
Redwood High School Foundation 1 $3,500
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc. 1 $100,000
San Francisco Beautiful 1 $200
San Francisco SafeHouse 1 $500
Seven Hills School 1 $1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug 1 $2,000
Skysthelimit.org 1 $500
Society St. Vincent De Paul Alameda 1 $1,000
Southern Methodist University 1 $400
St John Paul II 1 $180
Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm 1 $100
SVARA 1 $180
Tannery Pond Concerts Corporation 1 $200
Temple Shalom Inc. 1 $250
The Acting Company 1 $1,000
The Pew Charitable Trusts 1 $15,000
Turning Green 1 $1,000
University Club of Palo Alto Scholarship Fund 1 $300
University of Pittsburgh 1 $200
Upward Scholars 1 $500
Vassar College 1 $1,600
Voices of Music, Inc 1 $2,500
Weekend Backpacks for Homeless Kids 1 $2,500
Western Watersheds Project 1 $2,500
Women's Cancer Resource Center 1 $180
World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Jewish Organizations Inc. 1 $250
YES Nature to Neighborhoods 1 $100
Yom Rishon School 1 $500
1 Grain to 1000 Grains 1 $300
African�American�Policy�Forum� 1 $5,000
Alaska Literacy Program, Inc. 1 $150
Alliance for Climate Education 1 $2,000
Alzheimers Coachella Valley 1 $250
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 1 $5,000
American Friends of Bar-Ilan University Inc 1 $2,500
American Macular Degeneration Foundation Inc. 1 $500
Americans for the Israeli Third Way, Inc. 1 $10,000
Art Works Downtown, Inc. 1 $200
Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation 1 $500
Athlete Ally 1 $10,000
Bay Area Women Leader Network 1 $1,050
Bedford Historical Society 1 $250
Billion Oyster Project 1 $500
Brighthampton Child Care & Recreational Center Inc. 1 $5,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation 1 $200
Caminar 1 $5,000
Campus Election Engagement Project 1 $5,000
Carbon180 1 $50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa 1 $5,000
Ceres, Inc. 1 $1,500
Chabad of Cole Valley 1 $1,000
Chabot Space and Science Center 1 $9,000
Chevra Inc. 1 $5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation 1 $1,000
City of Hope National Medical Center 1 $100
Coleman Children and Youth Services AKA Coleman Advocates for Children and 1 $100
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. 1 $500
Community�Foundation�Santa�Cruz�County 1 $200
Congregation Beth Ami 1 $500
Court Appointed Special Advocates Program of Contra Costa County 1 $4,000
Design History Foundation Inc AKA Places Journal 1 $5,000
Earthdance Creative Living Project, Inc 1 $4,000
Economic Policy Institute 1 $500
Entertainment Industry Foundation 1 $285
Erika Whitmore Godwin Foundation 1 $1,000
Fair Trade USA 1 $20,000
Farm To Fight Hunger 1 $2,000
For-Site Foundation 1 $3,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail 1 $200
Friends of the Rockridge Library 1 $1,000
German Marshall Fund of the United States 1 $750,000
Glasswing International USA 1 $250
Golden Gate Opera 1 $1,000
Greater Boston Legal Services 1 $350
Greenlining Institute 1 $250
Harmony at Home 1 $1,000
Health Connected 1 $1,000
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati 1 $180
Indian Law Resource Center 1 $11,285
Institute of Noetic Sciences 1 $100
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation 1 $1,000
Jewish Community Free Clinic 1 $200
Judaism By Choice Inc. 1 $1,000
Katonah Museum of Art Inc. 1 $1,000
Kickstart - International 1 $25,000
Last Chance at Life All Breed Rescue and Adoptions 1 $75,000

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