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
World Food Program, Inc. 1 $118
Yes We Can World Foundation 1 $2,500
Zeta Beta Tau Foundation Inc. 1 $1,000
A Network for Grateful Living 1 $100
Acterra - Action For A Sustainable Earth 1 $1,000
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Inc. 1 $500
Alzheimer's Disease Research Foundation DBA Cure Alzheimer's Fund 1 $5,000
American Association of University Women Inc. 1 $250
American Friends of the Heschel Center 1 $5,000
American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation 1 $180
Anti-Recidivism Coalition 1 $300
Assisted Living Project 1 $5,000
Baja Coastal Institute Inc. 1 $2,000
Batya-Friends of United Hatzalah Inc. 1 $5,000
Bedford Playhouse Inc. 1 $1,000
Berkeley Partners for Parks 1 $250
Bird Rescue Center 1 $5,000
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
Leo Baeck Temple 1 $2,500
Loveland Foundation, Inc. 1 $5,000
Making Headway Foundation, Inc. 1 $500
Marin Audubon Society 1 $2,500
Maui Preparatory Academy 1 $1,000
Mediators Foundation Inc. 1 $1,000
Mercy High School San Francisco 1 $100,000
Monterey Jazz Festival 1 $1,000
Mozilla Foundation 1 $200
National Redistricting Foundation 1 $25,000
Nautilus Music Theater 1 $13,000
New Florida Majority Education Fund Inc. 1 $650,000
New York University Stern School of Business 1 $5,000
North Lake Tahoe Historical Society 1 $2,250
Opera San Jose Incorporated 1 $250
Ounce of Prevention Fund 1 $1,000
Pacific Cancer Foundation 1 $500
Partners for Progressive Israel 1 $100
Peer Health Exchange Inc. 1 $5,000
Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates 1 $1,000
Pingry School 1 $150
Posh Pets Rescue Inc. 1 $1,000
Project HEAL - Help to Eat, Accept & Live 1 $500
Radio Bilingue, Inc. 1 $100,000
Redwood Symphony 1 $1,000
Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence 1 $20,000
Richstone Center Inc. 1 $5,000
Rocketship Education 1 $50,000
Salmon River Restoration Council 1 $500
Savory Institute 1 $3,000
SEED for Social Innovation 1 $15,000
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States 1 $500
Shirat Hayam 1 $3,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund - SV2 1 $25,000
Slow Food USA Inc 1 $100
Sogorea Te' Land Trust 1 $540
Southwest Harbor Public Library 1 $500
St. Anne's Home - Little Sisters of the Poor 1 $5,000
Straus Historical Society, Inc. 1 $2,500
Sundance Institute 1 $25,000

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