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
College of Adaptive Arts 4 $40,500
Congregation Shaarey Tikvah 2 $40,400
Ultimate Peace Inc. 2 $40,200
Adventure Cycling Association 2 $40,100
American Friends of United Hatzalah 1 $40,000
Canopy Canopy Canopy, Inc. 1 $40,000
Rashi School, Inc. 1 $40,000
Vital Strategies, Inc. 1 $40,000
Desert Jewish Center 1 $40,000
One Heart Worldwide 1 $40,000
Citymeals on Wheels 1 $40,000
Bay Area Hybrid College Initiative 1 $40,000
Community Music Center San Francisco 2 $40,000
Metropolitan New York Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty 1 $40,000
New Seed Foundation 1 $40,000
Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care 1 $39,780
UCLA Foundation 9 $39,750
Compassion and Choices 11 $39,180
Friends of Zen, Inc 3 $39,000
Studio 70 4 $38,600
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco 6 $38,000
HairToStay 7 $37,800
Fractured Atlas, Inc. 5 $37,250
American Friends of the Israel Museum 5 $37,050
Pristine Mind Foundation 1 $37,000
League of Women Voters 10 $36,885
Camp Ramah in Northern California 10 $36,360
Groundspark 4 $36,250
Friends and Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library 9 $36,100
Pomona College 1 $36,000
Stand.Earth 1 $36,000
EmpowerMed 1 $36,000
Stern Grove Festival Association 5 $35,500
Cancer Commons 4 $35,430
Yeshivat Maharat Inc. 2 $35,250
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center 2 $35,000
Swarthmore College 1 $35,000
Garrett Moulton Productions 3 $35,000
Congregation Beth El 9 $34,930
Brown University 11 $34,900
Tom Waddell Urban Health Clinic 1 $34,800
ALS Association 11 $34,650
Sinai Memorial Chapel - Chevra Kadisha 9 $34,600
Wider Bridge 8 $34,380
ODC 9 $34,350
Feminist Majority Foundation 7 $34,335
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc. 13 $34,250
Keshet Inc. 5 $34,050
Tides Center 6 $33,930
Ploughshares Fund 5 $33,600
Ameinu Our People Inc. 5 $33,100
California Jazz Conservatory, Inc. 3 $33,000
Chinese Progressive Association 3 $32,500
Israel Policy Forum Inc. 4 $32,500
Hasbara Fellowships 5 $32,200
Camp Ramah in California, Inc. 4 $32,180
Alzheimer's Association 18 $32,100
New Creation Community Presbyterian Church 1 $32,000
Friends of the Arava Institute 5 $31,640
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, Inc. 2 $31,000
Mission Graduates 3 $31,000
Peninsula Volunteers Inc. 5 $31,000
Hospice by the Bay 5 $30,780
Color of Change 9 $30,750
Berkeley Music Group 3 $30,500
18 Reasons 3 $30,450
UC Santa Cruz Foundation 3 $30,180
Congregation Netivot Shalom 17 $30,105
Congregation B'Nai Tikvah 7 $30,075
Wake Forest University Health Sciences 3 $30,000
Trellis Supportive Care 3 $30,000
Drisha Institute for Jewish Education Inc. 1 $30,000
America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Inc. 1 $30,000
Hazon Inc. 2 $30,000
International Care Ministries 2 $30,000
Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity 1 $30,000
The People Concern 2 $30,000
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Health Care Foundation 1 $30,000
Auburn Theological Seminary 2 $30,000
National Kidney Foundation Inc. - Northern California/Pacific Northwest 1 $30,000
Association for the Study 1 $30,000
282 Parent Teacher Organization, Inc. 1 $30,000
Ramah Darom, Inc. 1 $30,000
One Tree Planted Inc. 1 $30,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections 9 $29,550
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival 8 $29,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation 11 $29,350
Hand in Hand: American Friends of the Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel 6 $29,300
Hasidah 5 $28,930
Beyond Differences 13 $28,680
Kivunim 1 $28,305
Nature Conservancy, Inc. 17 $28,150
ALDEA: Advancing Local Development through Empowerment and Action 2 $28,000
Cal Performances 4 $27,750
Katherine Delmar Burke School 6 $27,650
Chabad of Greater South Bay 8 $27,516
Union For Reform Judaism 12 $27,380
Congregation Shir Hadash 4 $27,150
Crowden Music Center 3 $27,000
Samaritan House 24 $26,992

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