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 descending
Vote Smart 2 $450
Trust for Hidden Villa 3 $450
Mayan Hands Foundation Ltd 2 $450
Seeds of Peace 2 $450
Anderson Valley Education Foundation 2 $450
Aish Hatorah 2 $460
Nurturing Minds, Inc. 1 $461
B'nai B'rith International 3 $480
Avotaynu Foundation 1 $500
Capistrano Valley High School Foundation 1 $500
Clausen House 1 $500
Columbia Riverkeeper 1 $500
Darby Bread Box 1 $500
Endocrine Society 1 $500
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology 1 $500
Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience 1 $500
Population Connection 1 $500
UNRWA USA National Committee 1 $500
92nd Street Y 1 $500
Darby Schools Excellence Fund 1 $500
Great American Songbook Foundation 1 $500
IBD Summer Camp Foundation 1 $500
It's The Journey, Inc. 1 $500
Jewish Federation and Family Services of Orange County 1 $500
Princeton Prospect Foundation 1 $500
Remote Area Medical (RAM) 2 $500
Richmond Art Center 1 $500
Roseland Charter School 1 $500
San Jose Wind Symphony 1 $500
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture 1 $500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy 1 $500
Atherton Police Activities League 1 $500
Bedford 2020 Coalition 1 $500
City of Belvedere 1 $500
Community Foundation for Monterey County 1 $500
Fifty Vanderbilt Foundation Inc 1 $500
Healing Across the Divides Inc 1 $500
Hebrew Institute of Riverdale 1 $500
Mission Create 1 $500
Montera Junior High Parent Faculty Student Club 1 $500
Pacific Art League of Palo Alto 1 $500
Saint Vincent's Day Home 1 $500
Stone Research Foundation for Sports Medicine and Arthritis 1 $500
VMC Foundation 1 $500
American Macular Degeneration Foundation Inc. 1 $500
Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation 1 $500
Billion Oyster Project 1 $500
Cheshire Academy 1 $500
Jewish Graduate Student Initiative, Inc. 1 $500
JTown 1 $500
Maui Food Bank 1 $500
Media Research Center 1 $500
National Hospice Foundation 1 $500
Re:Store Justice 1 $500
San Francisco SafeHouse 1 $500
Saved By Nature 2 $500
Skysthelimit.org 1 $500
Upward Scholars 1 $500
Yom Rishon School 1 $500
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Inc. 1 $500
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. 1 $500
Congregation Beth Ami 1 $500
Economic Policy Institute 1 $500
Making Headway Foundation, Inc. 1 $500
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation 1 $500
Reach Out and Read, Inc. 1 $500
San Francisco Shakespeare Festival 1 $500
San Mateo County Health Foundation 1 $500
California Prison Focus 2 $500
Esalen Institute 1 $500
Friends of Casita Linda Ac 1 $500
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County 1 $500
Jewish Campus Life Fund Inc. DBA Columbia/Barnard Hillel 1 $500
Latino Community Foundation 1 $500
LifeWorks of Sonoma County 1 $500
Mamaroneck-Larchmont Student Aid Fund Inc. 1 $500
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women 1 $500
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) 1 $500
Pacific Cancer Foundation 1 $500
Project HEAL - Help to Eat, Accept & Live 1 $500
Salmon River Restoration Council 1 $500
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States 1 $500
Southwest Harbor Public Library 1 $500
The Breema Center 1 $500
The Playhouse in San Anselmo 1 $500
American Friends of Hospice of the Upper Galilee 1 $500
Bonei Olam Inc. 1 $500
Fascioscapulohumeral Society AKA FSH Society 1 $500
Operation Freedom Paws 1 $500
Rebecca Stenn PerksDanceMusic Theatre Inc. 1 $500
Southwestern Law School 1 $500
The Campaign Against Hunger 1 $500
Friends of China Camp, Inc. 1 $500
Market Street Railway Company 1 $500
Nimbus Arts 1 $500
The Chatham Synagogue 1 $500
Washington University - School of Medicine 1 $500
Women's Refugee Commission 1 $500
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering 1 $500
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 1 $500

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