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
UJA-Federation of New York 2 $15,500
Compass Family Services 7 $15,500
Temple Beth Elohim 3 $15,430
826 5 $15,360
United Religions Initiative 5 $15,300
Day Worker Center of Mountain View 3 $15,200
Congregation Beth Israel, Berkeley 8 $15,140
Lawfare Project Inc. 3 $15,100
Tahoe Fund 3 $15,100
Palo Alto Partners In Education 6 $15,060
Holocaust Memorial Center 1 $15,007
The Tech Interactive 2 $15,000
Family and Children's Law Center 1 $15,000
Franklin Education Forum 1 $15,000
Limmud Bay Area 2 $15,000
Amigos del Museo del Barrio 1 $15,000
Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) 1 $15,000
Wild Earth Allies, Inc. 1 $15,000
Spikenard Farm, Inc. 1 $15,000
Kurts Fund aka Kurt + Peter Foundation 1 $15,000
Public Health Institute 1 $15,000
Smuin Ballet 2 $15,000
Steinberg Institute 1 $15,000
Maine Jewish Film Festival 1 $15,000
Pandemonium Aviaries 1 $15,000
Red Bridge Education 2 $15,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region 1 $15,000
OneGoal 1 $15,000
Corning Museum of Glass 1 $15,000
Foundation for Animal Care and Education 1 $15,000
Marfa Public Radio Corporation 2 $15,000
Momentum Unlimited 1 $15,000
Sculpture Center, Inc. 1 $15,000
Teen Success Inc. 2 $15,000
Issue One 1 $15,000
LEAD with Horses 1 $15,000
Maitri Charitable Trust 2 $15,000
AFP Golden Gate Chapter 2 $15,000
Friends of the Jewish Culture Festival Society, Inc. 1 $15,000
Institute for Justice 2 $15,000
Eagle Hill Foundation of Massachusetts Inc. 2 $15,000
Bridgehampton Volunteer Fire Department 1 $15,000
Fundacja Greenmind (Greenmind Foundation) 1 $15,000
National Public Radio, Inc. 2 $15,000
The Pew Charitable Trusts 1 $15,000
Buen Dia Corporation 2 $15,000
Chevra Kol Israel 1 $15,000
Honeymoon Israel Foundation Inc. 1 $15,000
Leonard and Susan Fuchs Mizrachi School 1 $15,000
SEED for Social Innovation 1 $15,000
Tate Americas Foundation 1 $15,000
Alliance for School Choice Inc. DBA American Federation for Children Growth 2 $15,000
Illuminate the Arts 2 $15,000
Sundara Fund Inc. 2 $15,000
NCGA Foundation BDA Youth on Course 1 $15,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. 11 $14,850
OutRight Action International 2 $14,704
We the Protesters Inc 6 $14,665
California Trout 7 $14,550
Claremont McKenna College 2 $14,500
Leukemia And Lymphoma Society 8 $14,470
Push-2-Excel 1 $14,400
UC Davis Foundation 5 $14,300
World Jewish Congress American Section Inc. 11 $14,200
Institute For Jewish And Community Research 3 $14,118
Coaching Corps 6 $14,100
Phillips Brooks School 3 $14,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop 2 $14,000
Working America Education Fund 7 $13,950
UNICEF USA 13 $13,865
Yosemite Conservancy 7 $13,680
PD Active 3 $13,500
Forging Opportunities for Refugees in America, Inc. NFP 3 $13,500
National Center for Youth Law 3 $13,500
EcoPeace Middle East Environmental NGO Forum 3 $13,500
American Indian College Fund 9 $13,410
Rodeph Shalom Congregation 2 $13,250
Life School Foundation 3 $13,215
National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Inc. 5 $13,040
Conservation Law Foundation Inc. 1 $13,000
Youth Speaks, Inc. 2 $13,000
Doctors Outreach Clinics Inc. 2 $13,000
Facing Hunger Food Bank 1 $13,000
Nautilus Music Theater 1 $13,000
National Peace Corps Association 3 $12,750
Congregation Beth Shalom of Napa Valley 9 $12,600
Chabad of the East Bay 7 $12,600
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc. 3 $12,500
Delivering Good, Inc. 8 $12,500
First Nations Development Institute 2 $12,500
Hawaii Community Foundation 2 $12,500
United Way of Central Maryland Inc. 1 $12,500
Gen�Next�Foundation� 1 $12,500
Hide and Seek Foundation 2 $12,500
City and County of San Francisco 3 $12,500
Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation 1 $12,500
Piedmont Educational Foundation 2 $12,500
Kiddo! The Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation 3 $12,500
Tzedakah Fund 3 $12,340
Homeless Prenatal Program 11 $12,250

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