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
Youth Spirit Artworks 1 $11,000
42nd Street Moon 1 $100
Advancement Project 1 $360
Alameda County Fair Foundation 1 $1,000
America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Inc. 1 $30,000
American Diabetes Association, Inc. 1 $100
American Friends of United Hatzalah 1 $40,000
Animal Aid Unlimited 1 $2,500
Arnold P. Gold Foundation 1 $1,500
At Home with Growing Older 1 $26,500
Beta Pi Sigma Sorority 1 $2,000
Biblical Archaeology Society 1 $500
B'Nai Jeshurun Congregation 1 $100
Boulder Community Broadcast Association Inc., aka KGNU Radio 1 $500
California Masonic Foundation 1 $2,000
Call to Action of Northern California 1 $180
Canopy Canopy Canopy, Inc. 1 $40,000
Casa de Angeles Foundation 1 $100
charity: water 1 $100
Children's Scholarship Fund 1 $500
City and Country School Inc. 1 $10,000
Coastal Seniors 1 $500
Colorado Sate University 1 $10,000
Community Alliance with Family Farmers Foundation 1 $1,000
Community Resources for Science 1 $300
Consumers Union of United States Inc. 1 $100
Corning Museum of Glass 1 $15,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation 1 $500
Doc Society, Inc. 1 $5,000
Edward Charles Foundation 1 $10,000
End Well Foundation 1 $25,000
Envision Education Inc. 1 $500
Family Independence Initiative 1 $1,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc. 1 $500,000
First Responders Children's Foundation 1 $500
Foothill-DeAnza Community Colleges Foundation 1 $300
Foundation for Animal Care and Education 1 $15,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. 1 $1,000
Friends of John Jay Homestead 1 $250
From the Top 1 $100
George Eastman Museum 1 $1,000
GirlVentures 1 $500
Green Pets America 1 $1,000
Hebrew Congregation of North Tarrytown & Tarrytown Temple Beth Abraham 1 $5,000
Holy Names High School 1 $5,000
Humboldt Area Foundation 1 $1,000
Impact Cubed 1 $1,200
Institute for Jewish Ideas & Ideals Inc. 1 $500
International Campaign for Tibet 1 $250
Inverness Foundation 15 Park Ave 1 $125
Israeli American Council 1 $2,000
Jeff's Place Children's Bereavement Center Inc. 1 $500
Jewish Community Center on the Palisades 1 $3,600
Jewish Family Service of San Diego 1 $5,000
Jewish Resource Center Chabad of Aspen 1 $500
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $50,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabled 1 $1,000
Lamplighters Yeshivah 1 $120,000
Lawyers for Good Government Foundation 1 $100
Legal Insurrection Foundation 1 $2,000
Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls 1 $1,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging 1 $1,000
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts 1 $2,000
Maine Seacoast Mission 1 $10,000
Marin Society of Artists Inc 1 $1,000
ME2 ORCHESTRA 1 $1,000
Mexican Museum 1 $3,000
Momentum Unlimited 1 $15,000
Mount Desert Nursing Association 1 $10,000
National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section 1 $2,500
Nevada Humane Society 1 $5,000
New York Botanical Garden 1 $250
Northern Westchester Hospital Center Foundation Inc. 1 $2,000
OneJustice 1 $1,000
Organic Seed Alliance 1 $1,000
Oxbow School 1 $10,000
Packer Collegiate Institute 1 $2,500
Paws for Purple Hearts 1 $180
Pet Network of North Lake Tahoe Inc. AKA Pet Network Humane Society 1 $360
Pomona College 1 $36,000
Progressive Change Institute 1 $7,500
Push-2-Excel 1 $14,400
RARE 1 $200
Redwood City Education Foundation 1 $720
Rex Foundation 1 $100
San Geronimo Valley Community Center 1 $1,250
Sculpture Center, Inc. 1 $15,000
Six Seconds 1 $250
Spondylitis Associations of America 1 $100
Sterne School 1 $6,250
Temple Or Rishon Sunrise Jewish Congregation 1 $7,612
Texas Public Policy Foundation 1 $20,000
Tom Waddell Urban Health Clinic 1 $34,800
TrevorTCR Inc. 1 $200
United for Respect Education Fund 1 $500,000
University of Louisville Athletic Association Inc. 1 $10,000
University of Wyoming Foundation 1 $5,000
VA Palo Alto Health Care System 1 $100
Virginia Organizing, Inc. 1 $100
Walnut Hills High School ALumni Foundation 1 $100

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