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
Hasidah 5 $28,930
Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life 5 $287,387
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the U.S. 5 $3,200
Branson School 5 $11,900
Chabad Of Noe Valley 5 $10,318
Club Z 5 $25,740
UC Davis Foundation 5 $14,300
United Synagogue Of Conservative Judaism 5 $73,300
Ameinu Our People Inc. 5 $33,100
American Friends of Leket Israel, Inc. 5 $44,850
Archbishop Riordan High School 5 $10,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind Inc. 5 $3,680
Jewish Federation Of Silicon Valley 5 $61,550
Lambda Legal 5 $82,500
Marin Humane Society 5 $3,180
Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc. 5 $15,930
Peninsula Family Service 5 $9,250
Ritter Center 5 $3,300
Sempervirens Fund 5 $1,850
San Francisco Day School 5 $2,100
Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America 5 $18,652
Humane Society 5 $8,540
Register2Vote Fund 5 $26,200
Wildcare 5 $18,000
Burning Man Project 5 $9,060
Hospice by the Bay 5 $30,780
Jewish Federations of North America 5 $156,000
Room to Read 5 $10,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School 5 $46,100
Stern Grove Festival Association 5 $35,500
Sonoma Land Trust 5 $10,550
Big Brothers Big Sisters 5 $11,618
Keshet Inc. 5 $34,050
Marin Theatre Company 5 $18,000
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
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
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
The Abraham Initiatives 5 $58,000
United Nations Watch - USA 5 $85,450
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project 5 $105,000
Americans for Peace Now, Inc. 5 $5,250
Bolinas Community Land Trust 5 $112,150
Independent Jewish World Cinema 5 $21,750
Peninsula Volunteers Inc. 5 $31,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation 5 $1,050
United Negro College Fund, Inc. 5 $1,310
Center for Science in the Public Interest 5 $7,135
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc. 6 $5,910
University Corporation San Francisco State 6 $93,000
Arthritis Foundation - Northern California Office 6 $63,600
California College of the Arts 6 $102,000
Children's Council of San Francisco 6 $25,800
Chabad of Contra Costa 6 $10,260
Community Gatepath 6 $10,000
HealthRight 360 6 $58,500
Heifer Project International, Inc. 6 $2,760
Jewish Community Relations Council - Jewish Coalition for Literacy 6 $24,368
Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs 6 $117,750
Tides Center 6 $33,930
Aim High for High School 6 $26,930
Berkeley Public Schools Fund 6 $23,700
East Bay Community Foundation 6 $41,300
Palo Alto Partners In Education 6 $15,060
Salvation Army - Golden State Division 6 $4,350
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence 6 $10,450
Muttville 6 $7,380
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music DBA Freight and 6 $53,250
Cityside Journalism Initiative 6 $3,790
Friends Of The Earth 6 $20,300
Coaching Corps 6 $14,100
Conservation Society of California 6 $3,850
Polyphony Foundation 6 $50,430
Regents of the University of Michigan 6 $7,550
Santa Clara University 6 $22,010
Exploratorium 6 $23,200
Moldaw Residences 6 $11,130
Asylum Arts 6 $111,212
Duke University 6 $125,980
Hand in Hand: American Friends of the Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel 6 $29,300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc. 6 $2,600
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies North America Inc. 6 $4,440
San Francisco Education Fund 6 $881,123
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco 6 $38,000
Seacology 6 $69,500
Leadership Conference Education Fund, Inc. 6 $4,350,350
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research 6 $2,180
Foundation for Students Rising Above 6 $19,450

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