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
Slide Ranch 10 $11,360
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice Inc. 10 $104,230
Canal Alliance 10 $109,700
San Francisco Jazz Organization AKA SFJAZZ 10 $62,380
Tides Foundation 10 $491,700
World Union For Progressive Judaism 10 $63,680
University Of Chicago 10 $22,410
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. 10 $7,400
San Francisco Zoological Society 10 $57,900
Camp Ramah in Northern California 10 $36,360
Oakland Public Education Fund 10 $106,450
Protect Democracy Project 10 $2,185,850
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Foundation 10 $79,200
Aspen Institute Inc. 10 $216,000
CAMERA 10 $23,250
Jewish Funders Network 10 $308,237
HonestReporting USA 11 $11,400
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. 11 $14,850
World Jewish Congress American Section Inc. 11 $14,200
University Of San Francisco 11 $58,750
Compassion and Choices 11 $39,180
Sha'ar Zahav 11 $19,290
URJ - Camp Newman 11 $44,923
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 11 $7,218
Sefaria 11 $10,568
Center for Common Ground 11 $5,980
Menlo School 11 $45,800
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation 11 $29,350
ALS Association 11 $34,650
Facing History and Ourselves Inc. 11 $17,918
Friends Of The Jewish Community Library 11 $6,980
thesecondopinion 11 $21,000
Brown University 11 $34,900
Kitchen Slow Down Jew Up AKA The Kitchen SF 11 $51,613
San Francisco Free Clinic 11 $72,930
Habitat For Humanity 11 $3,350
Homeless Prenatal Program 11 $12,250
Safe & Sound 11 $68,750
St. Anthony's 12 $54,750
San Antonio Community Development Corporation Inc. 12 $12,000
Union For Reform Judaism 12 $27,380
Union of Concerned Scientists 12 $16,300
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation 12 $86,250
Kehillat Etz Chayim 12 $15,596
San Francisco Parks Alliance 12 $246,400
Wilderness Torah 12 $56,850
Richmond Torah Center - Chabad 12 $8,400
Stand With Us 12 $79,020
UNICEF USA 13 $13,865
Beyond Differences 13 $28,680
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health 13 $228,600
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc. 13 $34,250
American Friends of the Tel Aviv University Inc. 13 $703,260
Chabad of San Francisco Inc. 13 $44,029
Oxfam America 13 $8,000
United Way of the Bay Area 13 $25,650
Center For Reproductive Rights 13 $161,330
Save the Redwoods League 13 $90,300
American Friends Of The Hebrew University Inc. 13 $180,050
Washington Institute for Near East Policy 14 $354,750
Stanford Health Care 14 $206,700
Family House, Inc. 14 $73,250
Jewish Study Network Inc. 14 $20,628
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation 14 $72,400
Nature Conservancy of California 14 $130,300
Earthjustice 15 $4,053,750
Partners in Health 15 $221,450
Pro Publica, Inc. 15 $3,055,650
First Hebrew Congregation of Oakland Calif 15 $64,622
Kehillah Jewish High School 15 $1,311,800
Amnesty International 15 $9,865
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School 15 $611,740
Boys & Girls Club 15 $54,150
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano 15 $17,688
J Street Education Fund, Inc. 15 $167,935
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School 16 $47,236
American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc. 16 $86,450
Sierra Club Foundation 16 $3,004,660
Social Good Fund 16 $95,600
Simon Wiesenthal Center 17 $6,275
Friends Of The Fromm Institute For Life-Long Learning 17 $42,550
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America 17 $355,220
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay 17 $210,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom 17 $7,480
Congregation Netivot Shalom 17 $30,105
Nature Conservancy, Inc. 17 $28,150
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy 17 $26,775
Larkin Street Youth Services 17 $111,130
Hadassah the Women's Zionist Organization of America Inc. (New York) 18 $42,080
San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 18 $16,000
Temple Isaiah of Contra Costa County 18 $96,133
Yale University 18 $538,300
Upstart Bay Area 18 $171,983
Alzheimer's Association 18 $32,100
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation 18 $83,030
Bernard Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 19 $158,550
HAMAQOM 19 $126,938
Moishe House 19 $217,668
Peninsula Open Space Trust 19 $194,300
Brandeis School of San Francisco 20 $344,280

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