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
YMCA 7 $71,430
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation 14 $72,400
New York University 5 $72,600
San Francisco Free Clinic 11 $72,930
Futures Without Violence 6 $73,000
Family House, Inc. 14 $73,250
United Synagogue Of Conservative Judaism 5 $73,300
Bay Area Friendship Circle 26 $73,308
Congregation Beth Sholom - San Francisco 28 $74,042
Immaterial 1 $75,000
Libforall Foundation 2 $75,000
Democratic Majority for Israel 2 $75,000
Last Chance at Life All Breed Rescue and Adoptions 1 $75,000
California Academy of Sciences 21 $75,801
Summer Search 7 $76,000
Doctors Without Borders USA Inc 55 $77,880
SPUR 4 $78,000
Chabad Jewish Center Of Oakland 22 $78,514
Stand With Us 12 $79,020
Peninsula Jewish Community Center 31 $79,180
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Foundation 10 $79,200
Friends of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism 2 $80,000
Achieve Tahoe 5 $80,300
Northwestern University 8 $80,530
Middle East Media Research Institute Inc. 7 $80,860
Lambda Legal 5 $82,500
Washington University 5 $83,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation 18 $83,030
BBYO 7 $84,598
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network Inc. 4 $85,000
Henry Jackson Society Inc. 3 $85,000
Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Inc. 2 $85,000
Center for Technology and Civic Life 2 $85,000
United Nations Watch - USA 5 $85,450
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation 12 $86,250
American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc. 16 $86,450
NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund 32 $89,601
Horizons Foundation 3 $90,000
Psychoanalytic Institute Of Northern California 4 $90,080
Save the Redwoods League 13 $90,300
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation 7 $91,800
Mazon A Jewish Response to Hunger 38 $92,000
University Corporation San Francisco State 6 $93,000
Corporation of Fine Arts Museums 29 $93,099
American Red Cross 32 $94,170
Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture 4 $94,833
Jewish LearningWorks 35 $94,880
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence 4 $95,300
Social Good Fund 16 $95,600
Temple Isaiah of Contra Costa County 18 $96,133
Eisenhower Medical Center 2 $98,000
Montana Wilderness School 6 $99,000
Project Open Hand 22 $99,800
Power Shift Network 1 $100,000
SilverLining Inc 2 $100,000
Smith College 1 $100,000
Defending Democray Together Institute 1 $100,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts & Technology AKA BAYCAT 1 $100,000
Philos Project Inc. 1 $100,000
StrongMinds, Inc. 1 $100,000
Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation 1 $100,000
Social Finance, Inc. 1 $100,000
Avaloch Farm Music Retreat, Inc. 2 $100,000
Green Road Synagogue 1 $100,000
Life Lab Science Program 3 $100,000
EIS Council 1 $100,000
Third Way Institute 1 $100,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center 1 $100,000
Festival Napa Valley 1 $100,000
IYYUN Inc. 1 $100,000
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc. 1 $100,000
Mercy High School San Francisco 1 $100,000
Radio Bilingue, Inc. 1 $100,000
Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc. 3 $100,513
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund 2 $100,750
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County 2 $101,000
California College of the Arts 6 $102,000
Computer History Museum 3 $102,100
Communities for a Better Environment 3 $103,350
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice Inc. 10 $104,230
Access Institute for Psychological Services 2 $105,000
Pie Ranch 3 $105,000
Skirball Cultural Center 2 $105,000
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project 5 $105,000
Oakland Public Education Fund 10 $106,450
Aspen Art Museum 3 $109,000
Canal Alliance 10 $109,700
Skidmore College 2 $110,000
Larkin Street Youth Services 17 $111,130
Asylum Arts 6 $111,212
Bolinas Community Land Trust 5 $112,150
American Friends of the Rambam Health Care Campus 4 $112,900
DonorsChoose 4 $113,200
Francisco Park Conservancy 2 $115,000
Cornelia De Lange Syndrome Foundation 4 $115,610
Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs 6 $117,750
Reboot, Inc. 7 $117,750
American Friends of the Association for the advancement of Community Center 2 $118,000
Lamplighters Yeshivah 1 $120,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen 1 $125,000

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