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 ascending
Mei Fong and Associates DBA Asian Women's Shelter 1 $100
SOS Children's Village - USA 1 $100
Aurora School Inc 1 $100
Children's Heart Foundation 1 $100
Compassion Without Borders 1 $100
Fawn Rescue 1 $100
Good Sports, Inc. 1 $100
Jewish Child and Family Services AKA JCFS (Chicago) 1 $100
Kids Included Together 1 $100
Rainforest Foundation Inc. AKA Rainforest Foundation US 1 $100
Sandisfield Arts & Restoration Committee 1 $100
World Vision 1 $100
Chabad Israeli Community 1 $100
Israel Lacrosse Association Inc. 1 $100
Kids of Courage 1 $100
Multiple Sclerosis Society Northern California Chapter 1 $100
Pathway School 1 $100
Peninsula College Fund 1 $100
ROFEH Inc. 1 $100
Sicha 1 $100
St. Helena Farmers Market 1 $100
University of Chicago Hospitals 1 $100
US Supporters of the Lone Soldier Center in Memory of Michael Levin 1 $100
Winters Friends of the Library 1 $100
Cityteam Ministries 1 $100
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services 1 $100
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc. 1 $100
Immaculate Conception Academy AKA ICA Cristo Rey 1 $100
Kids V Cancer 1 $100
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation 1 $100
MayView Community Health Center 1 $100
Muscular Dystrophy Association 1 $100
Northern California Board of Rabbis 1 $100
Performing Artists Coalition for Theater DBA Main Stage West 1 $100
ProLiteracy Worldwide 1 $100
Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness 1 $100
Sonoma County Change Program 1 $100
Team Prime Time Inc. 1 $100
Vilna Project Inc. 1 $100
Burlingame Library Foundation 1 $100
California Lawyers for the Arts 1 $100
California Supreme Court Historical Society 1 $100
CILS Benefactors Inc. 1 $100
Coalition for Rainforest Nations Secretariat 1 $100
Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County 1 $100
Digital Nest Inc. 1 $100
Freedom for Immigrants 1 $100
Green Acres School Inc. 1 $100
March of Dimes Foundation 1 $100
Mendocino Land Trust 1 $100
PRC (Positive Resource Center) 1 $100
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society 1 $100
The Marsh, A Breeding Ground for New Performance 1 $100
Areyvut 1 $100
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund 1 $100
Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity 1 $100
Humane League 1 $100
Kuumbwa Jazz Society 1 $100
Library Foundation of Los Angeles 1 $100
Motion Picture and Television Fund 1 $100
National Park Trust, Inc. 1 $100
Oregon State University Foundation 1 $100
Russian River Jewish Community 1 $100
San Francisco Early Music Society 1 $100
Carter Center, Inc. 1 $100
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern California aka Carecen 1 $100
Chabad Jewish Center of Richmond 1 $100
Dementia Society of America 1 $100
Djerassi Resident Artists Program 1 $100
Family Housing and Adult Resources, Inc. 1 $100
Impact Bay Area 1 $100
Interlochen Center for the Arts 1 $100
Marin Shakespeare Company 1 $100
Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation 1 $100
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated - Washington, DC 1 $100
Paralyzed Veterans of America 1 $100
Rex Foundation 1 $100
Spondylitis Associations of America 1 $100
42nd Street Moon 1 $100
American Diabetes Association, Inc. 1 $100
B'Nai Jeshurun Congregation 1 $100
Casa de Angeles Foundation 1 $100
charity: water 1 $100
Consumers Union of United States Inc. 1 $100
From the Top 1 $100
Lawyers for Good Government Foundation 1 $100
Sacramento Loaves and Fishes 1 $100
Southern California Council for Soviet Jews 1 $100
VA Palo Alto Health Care System 1 $100
Virginia Organizing, Inc. 1 $100
Walnut Hills High School ALumni Foundation 1 $100
Berkeley Food Network 1 $100
California Music Center 1 $100
Community Change 1 $100
Home and Hope 1 $100
Keren-Or, Inc. 1 $100
Northwell Health Foundation 1 $100

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