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
Rocky Mountain Wild 1 $720
Rotaplast International, Inc. 1 $250
San Francisco Chapter of the Older Women's League 1 $180
San Mateo Park Neighborhood Association 1 $100
SEEDS Community Resolution Center 1 $1,000
Shoresh Inc. 1 $1,000
Silver Creek Alliance Inc. 1 $250
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation 1 $300
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance 1 $1,000
Street Soccer USA Inc. 1 $1,000
Sunday Friends 1 $250
Swim Across America, Inc. 1 $200
The Chatham Synagogue 1 $500
The Spahr Center 1 $200
Transgender Law Center 1 $180
UNC Health Foundation 1 $10,000
Uri L'Tzedek 1 $540
Veterans Education Project 1 $250
Washington University - School of Medicine 1 $500
Wesleyan University 1 $5,000
Willow Creek Foundation 1 $300
Women's Refugee Commission 1 $500
World Resources Institute 1 $350
Yeshiva of Los Angeles Girls High School 1 $3,600
Able Works 1 $250
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation 1 $3,000
Aleph Institute 1 $1,800
Alzheimer's Los Angeles 1 $1,000
American Friends of IDC 1 $20,000
American Institute for Cancer Research 1 $180
American Physicians Fellowship for Medicine in Israel 1 $125
Aragon High School 1 $3,500
Asante Africa Foundation, Inc. 1 $300
Associates of the Osher Map Library 1 $5,000
Baltimore Intergroup Council of Alcoholics Anonymous Inc 1 $5,000
Belvedere Community Foundation 1 $100
Bonta California Progress Foundation 1 $5,000
Bring Me a Book Foundation 1 $1,000
Build Change 1 $10,000
Camp Havaya 1 $1,000
Canary Fund AKA Canary Foundation 1 $1,000
Causa Justa Just Cause 1 $5,000
Center for Independent Documentary 1 $5,000
Center for Youth Activities Inc 1 $360
Chabad House of Harvard Square Inc. 1 $2,000
Challenged Athletes Foundation 1 $1,800
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. 1 $7,500
Children's Heart Foundation 1 $100
Citymeals on Wheels 1 $40,000
Compassion Without Borders 1 $100
Congregation Beth Elohim 1 $3,125
Congregation Dor Hadash 1 $4,900
Congressional Progressive Caucus Center 1 $140,000
Creativity Explored 1 $500
DIABLO REGIONAL ARTS ASSOCIATION 1 $5,000
Emeryville Citizens Assistance Program 1 $2,000
Everyday Zen 1 $360
Family and Children's Law Center 1 $15,000
Fawn Rescue 1 $100
Franklin Education Forum 1 $15,000
GANN Academy - The New Jewish High School of Greater Boston, Inc. 1 $65,000
Global Down Syndrome Foundation 1 $200
Good Sports, Inc. 1 $100
Greater Newark Conservancy Inc. 1 $25,000
Growgood 1 $1,800
Halachic Organ Donor Society 1 $180
Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California 1 $2,500
Hope Ministries 1 $1,500
Imagine LA 1 $500
Integrative Medical Clinic Foundation 1 $250
Jamestown Community Center, Inc. 1 $500
Jewish Child and Family Services AKA JCFS (Chicago) 1 $100
Jewish Congregation of Maui Inc. 1 $600
Jewish Learning Institute of San Francisco aka Chabad of North Beach 1 $25,000
Kids Included Together 1 $100
Lake Travis High School Parent Teacher Organization 1 $250
Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center, Inc. 1 $4,000
Legal Aid Chicago 1 $250
Living-Dying Project 1 $250
Lubavitch of Iowa Inc. 1 $540
Magical Bridge Foundation 1 $500
Maplebrook School, Inc. 1 $10,000
Martha's Village & Kitchen 1 $5,000
Mayers Healthcare Foundation, Inc. 1 $2,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute 1 $1,000
Nathan Balk King 1 $2,500
National Conference of Synagogue Youth 1 $10,000
National Tay-Sachs And Allied Diseases Association 1 $1,000
NECHAMA - Jewish Response to Disaster 1 $360
New Orleans Abortion Fund - National Network of Abortion Funds 1 $10,000
North Star Fund, Inc. 1 $5,000
Oakland Community Land Trust 1 $5,000
One Percent for Education 1 $1,000
Option Institute And Fellowship 1 $50,000
Our Place in New York, Inc. 1 $106
Pacific Environment and Resources Center 1 $2,500
PATH 1 $2,000
People Organized for Westside Renewal 1 $3,000
Pittsburgh Foundation 1 $1,000
Police Athletic League, Inc. 1 $500

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