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.

View 2019 grants

View 2018 Grants

Contact us for questions about the grants.

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
San Francisco Symphony 42 $305,725
Jewish Funders Network 10 $308,237
San Francisco Opera Association 25 $318,700
Breakthrough Institute 1 $325,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) 50 $329,450
Planned Parenthood 108 $335,808
Chronicle Season Of Sharing Fund 35 $343,530
Brandeis School of San Francisco 20 $344,280
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation 2 $350,000
Luria Academy of Brooklyn 1 $350,000
Washington Institute for Near East Policy 14 $354,750
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America 17 $355,220
Oakland Hebrew Day School 22 $358,463
Head-Royce School 3 $360,000
American Israel Public Affairs Committee 3 $361,000
National Constitution Center 2 $385,000
National Public Education Support Fund 1 $400,000
KIPP 4 $406,360
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley 107 $410,825
Berkeley Hillel 33 $417,560
Jewish Community High School Of The Bay 35 $456,010
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Inc. (JDC) 50 $473,600
Tides Foundation 10 $491,700
GLIDE Foundation 50 $496,412
Better Angels Society 1 $500,000
Resources Legacy Fund 1 $500,000
NEO Philanthropy, Inc 1 $500,000
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy 1 $500,000
Civil Rights Corps 1 $500,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund 1 $500,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc. 1 $500,000
United for Respect Education Fund 1 $500,000
Rockefeller Family Fund Inc. 1 $500,000
New Georgia Project Incorporated 9 $505,000
Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis 2 $505,000
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law 7 $521,580
Yale University 18 $538,300
Voto Latino Inc. 2 $550,000
New ISrael Fund 85 $550,410
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank 142 $552,250
Anti-Defamation League 43 $579,860
Congregation Beth Am 95 $598,636
Gender Spectrum Charitable Fund 3 $605,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation 73 $607,026
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School 15 $611,740
Jewish Home And Senior Living Foundation 81 $617,850
Aspen Community Foundation 4 $625,000
New Florida Majority Education Fund Inc. 1 $650,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center 80 $650,941
Hillel 106 $663,045
Tipping Point Community 25 $663,580
Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) 102 $696,266
American Friends of the Tel Aviv University Inc. 13 $703,260
ImpactAssets 3 $726,800
Contemporary Jewish Museum 79 $740,708
German Marshall Fund of the United States 1 $750,000
Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland 1 $750,000
Urban Adamah 37 $786,640
Center for Biological Diversity Inc. 3 $805,935
San Francisco Education Fund 6 $881,123
Vote Solar 1 $1,000,000
Indivisible Civics 1 $1,000,000
International Community Foundation 1 $1,000,000
Congregation Kol Emeth 56 $1,025,490
Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School 3 $1,136,000
Voter Participation Center 67 $1,142,000
Kehillah Jewish High School 15 $1,311,800
Campaign Legal Center 2 $1,500,250
Chabad of North Peninsula 3 $1,502,200
Faith in Action Network 3 $1,605,000
Hopewell Fund 4 $1,626,000
American Israel Education Foundation, Inc. 25 $1,647,980
New Virginia Majority Education Fund 2 $1,700,000
P.E.F. Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. 51 $1,838,260
Human Rights Watch Inc. 8 $2,010,080
Protect Democracy Project 10 $2,185,850
ACLU 80 $2,234,140
Oceana, Inc. 2 $2,250,000
Stanford University 51 $2,317,680
Working Assumptions Foundation 3 $2,400,000
Democracy Forward Foundation 2 $2,500,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth 3 $2,500,000
Jewish Family and Children's Services 175 $2,756,580
Congregation Emanu-El 110 $2,837,590
Center for Responsible Lending 2 $3,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation 16 $3,004,660
Pro Publica, Inc. 15 $3,055,650
New Venture Fund 7 $3,325,250
Learning Policy Institute 3 $3,800,000
Center for American Progress 2 $4,000,000
Earthjustice 15 $4,053,750
Leadership Conference Education Fund, Inc. 6 $4,350,350
Luminate Projects Limited 2 $5,000,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 2 $5,000,000
Hebrew Free Loan 159 $5,061,970
UCSF 122 $9,034,490
Jewish Community Federation 452 $9,148,020

Pages