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
Brandeis School of San Francisco 20 $344,280
American Associates Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Inc. (AABGU) 21 $281,900
California Academy of Sciences 21 $75,801
Environmental Defense Fund 21 $62,168
Feeding America 22 $60,610
Ronald McDonald House Charities 22 $182,600
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. 22 $53,050
Beth Jacob Congregation Of Oakland 22 $142,153
Brandeis Hillel Day School - Marin 22 $131,533
Congregation Sherith Israel 22 $44,930
University Of Southern California 22 $56,100
Project Open Hand 22 $99,800
Oakland Hebrew Day School 22 $358,463
Chabad Jewish Center Of Oakland 22 $78,514
LifeMoves 23 $167,980
Israel21C 24 $150,830
San Francisco Ballet Association 24 $182,750
Contra Costa Jewish Day School 24 $167,336
Naral Pro-Choice America Foundation 24 $220,010
Berkeley Repertory Theatre 24 $296,385
Samaritan House 24 $26,992
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice 24 $173,528
San Francisco Opera Association 25 $318,700
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley 25 $162,755
President and Fellows of Harvard College 25 $206,900
Institute on Aging 25 $300,100
Ecumenical Hunger Program 25 $41,600
American Israel Education Foundation, Inc. 25 $1,647,980
Tipping Point Community 25 $663,580
Congregation Kol Shofar 26 $158,945
Bay Area Friendship Circle 26 $73,308
Peninsula Temple Sholom 27 $61,140
International Rescue Committee, Inc. 27 $58,447
Congregation Beth Sholom - San Francisco 28 $74,042
Corporation of Fine Arts Museums 29 $93,099
Friends Of The Israel Defense Forces 30 $222,625
World Central Kitchen, Inc. 30 $64,852
Peninsula Jewish Community Center 31 $79,180
Congregation Beth Abraham of Oakland 31 $159,434
Congregation Rodef Sholom of Marin 31 $246,219
NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund 32 $89,601
Meals on Wheels 32 $52,745
IsraAID 32 $188,890
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 32 $60,015
American Red Cross 32 $94,170
Berkeley Hillel 33 $417,560
Equal Justice Initiative 35 $229,334
Birthright Israel Foundation 35 $246,016
Jewish Community High School Of The Bay 35 $456,010
Jewish LearningWorks 35 $94,880
Chronicle Season Of Sharing Fund 35 $343,530
Urban Adamah 37 $786,640
Jewish National Fund 38 $235,600
Mazon A Jewish Response to Hunger 38 $92,000
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center 39 $194,740
Jewish Film Institute 40 $296,770
American Jewish Committee 40 $186,110
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 40 $274,467
San Francisco Symphony 42 $305,725
Anti-Defamation League 43 $579,860
HIAS Inc. 44 $138,293
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. 44 $132,170
Peninsula Temple Beth-El 45 $145,593
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) 50 $329,450
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Inc. (JDC) 50 $473,600
GLIDE Foundation 50 $496,412
Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay 50 $304,552
P.E.F. Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. 51 $1,838,260
Stanford University 51 $2,317,680
Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) 52 $179,960
Tawonga Jewish Community Corporation 52 $300,470
Congregation Beth Jacob 53 $297,795
American Jewish World Service, Inc. (AJWS) 54 $290,660
Doctors Without Borders USA Inc 55 $77,880
Congregation Kol Emeth 56 $1,025,490
Shalom Bayit 65 $240,187
Voter Participation Center 67 $1,142,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation 73 $607,026
Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc. 74 $182,055
Contemporary Jewish Museum 79 $740,708
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center 80 $650,941
ACLU 80 $2,234,140
Jewish Home And Senior Living Foundation 81 $617,850
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications 81 $186,753
New ISrael Fund 85 $550,410
Congregation Beth Am 95 $598,636
Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) 102 $696,266
Hillel 106 $663,045
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley 107 $410,825
Planned Parenthood 108 $335,808
Congregation Emanu-El 110 $2,837,590
UCSF 122 $9,034,490
KQED Inc. 128 $174,508
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank 142 $552,250
Hebrew Free Loan 159 $5,061,970
Jewish Family and Children's Services 175 $2,756,580
Jewish Community Federation 452 $9,148,020

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