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
Union For Reform Judaism 12 $27,380
Chabad of Greater South Bay 8 $27,516
Katherine Delmar Burke School 6 $27,650
Cal Performances 4 $27,750
ALDEA: Advancing Local Development through Empowerment and Action 2 $28,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. 17 $28,150
Kivunim 1 $28,305
Beyond Differences 13 $28,680
Hasidah 5 $28,930
Hand in Hand: American Friends of the Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel 6 $29,300
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation 11 $29,350
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival 8 $29,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections 9 $29,550
Auburn Theological Seminary 2 $30,000
National Kidney Foundation Inc. - Northern California/Pacific Northwest 1 $30,000
Association for the Study 1 $30,000
282 Parent Teacher Organization, Inc. 1 $30,000
Ramah Darom, Inc. 1 $30,000
One Tree Planted Inc. 1 $30,000
Wake Forest University Health Sciences 3 $30,000
Drisha Institute for Jewish Education Inc. 1 $30,000
Trellis Supportive Care 3 $30,000
America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Inc. 1 $30,000
Hazon Inc. 2 $30,000
International Care Ministries 2 $30,000
Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity 1 $30,000
The People Concern 2 $30,000
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Health Care Foundation 1 $30,000
Congregation B'Nai Tikvah 7 $30,075
Congregation Netivot Shalom 17 $30,105
UC Santa Cruz Foundation 3 $30,180
18 Reasons 3 $30,450
Berkeley Music Group 3 $30,500
Color of Change 9 $30,750
Hospice by the Bay 5 $30,780
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, Inc. 2 $31,000
Mission Graduates 3 $31,000
Peninsula Volunteers Inc. 5 $31,000
Friends of the Arava Institute 5 $31,640
New Creation Community Presbyterian Church 1 $32,000
Alzheimer's Association 18 $32,100
Camp Ramah in California, Inc. 4 $32,180
Hasbara Fellowships 5 $32,200
Israel Policy Forum Inc. 4 $32,500
Chinese Progressive Association 3 $32,500
California Jazz Conservatory, Inc. 3 $33,000
Ameinu Our People Inc. 5 $33,100
Ploughshares Fund 5 $33,600
Tides Center 6 $33,930
Keshet Inc. 5 $34,050
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc. 13 $34,250
Feminist Majority Foundation 7 $34,335
ODC 9 $34,350
Wider Bridge 8 $34,380
Sinai Memorial Chapel - Chevra Kadisha 9 $34,600
ALS Association 11 $34,650
Tom Waddell Urban Health Clinic 1 $34,800
Brown University 11 $34,900
Congregation Beth El 9 $34,930
Swarthmore College 1 $35,000
Garrett Moulton Productions 3 $35,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center 2 $35,000
Yeshivat Maharat Inc. 2 $35,250
Cancer Commons 4 $35,430
Stern Grove Festival Association 5 $35,500
Stand.Earth 1 $36,000
EmpowerMed 1 $36,000
Pomona College 1 $36,000
Friends and Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library 9 $36,100
Groundspark 4 $36,250
Camp Ramah in Northern California 10 $36,360
League of Women Voters 10 $36,885
Pristine Mind Foundation 1 $37,000
American Friends of the Israel Museum 5 $37,050
Fractured Atlas, Inc. 5 $37,250
HairToStay 7 $37,800
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco 6 $38,000
Studio 70 4 $38,600
Friends of Zen, Inc 3 $39,000
Compassion and Choices 11 $39,180
UCLA Foundation 9 $39,750
Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care 1 $39,780
One Heart Worldwide 1 $40,000
Citymeals on Wheels 1 $40,000
Bay Area Hybrid College Initiative 1 $40,000
Community Music Center San Francisco 2 $40,000
Metropolitan New York Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty 1 $40,000
New Seed Foundation 1 $40,000
American Friends of United Hatzalah 1 $40,000
Canopy Canopy Canopy, Inc. 1 $40,000
Rashi School, Inc. 1 $40,000
Vital Strategies, Inc. 1 $40,000
Desert Jewish Center 1 $40,000
Adventure Cycling Association 2 $40,100
Ultimate Peace Inc. 2 $40,200
Congregation Shaarey Tikvah 2 $40,400
College of Adaptive Arts 4 $40,500
Food Bank for New York City 2 $41,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State 7 $41,050
East Bay Community Foundation 6 $41,300

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