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 ascending Total Amount
H2O For Life 2 $750
Highlander Research and Education Ctr. 2 $600
Institute for Justice 2 $15,000
Iraq Veterans Against the War 2 $785
Jerusalem Foundation, Inc. 2 $900
Legal Services for Children Inc. 2 $10,100
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust Martyrs Memorial 2 $3,800
National Center For Lesbian Rights 2 $8,000
North Bay Organizing Project 2 $21,000
Project Amigo 2 $1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation 2 $1,200
Remembrance Cinema Inc 2 $1,250
Rice University 2 $200
Sacred Heart Community Service 2 $3,000
Shelter Box USA 2 $2,000
Skidmore College 2 $110,000
Western Environmental Law Center 2 $2,085
Year Up Bay Area 2 $51,000
American Associates of the National Theatre 2 $3,500
Bolinas Community Inc. 2 $2,000
Bridge the Gap College Prep 2 $10,500
Case Western Reserve University 2 $5,000
Central Texas Food Bank 2 $3,500
Chabad Lubavitch of Wyoming Inc. 2 $11,500
Democratic Majority for Israel 2 $75,000
Eagle Hill Foundation of Massachusetts Inc. 2 $15,000
Eisenhower Medical Center 2 $98,000
Equal Justice Society 2 $3,000
Factory Farming Awareness Coalition 2 $225
Hebrew Free Loan Society Incorporated 2 $1,720
In Defense of Animals 2 $535
International Essential Tremor Foundation 2 $350
Mishkan Chicago 2 $1,580
New York Community Trust AKA Community Funds Inc 2 $11,000
On Lok Inc. 2 $1,100
Pachamama Alliance 2 $1,350
Park East Synagogue 2 $3,500
Population Media Center 2 $3,800
Ray of Light Theatre 2 $1,000
Remote Area Medical (RAM) 2 $500
Silent Film Festival 2 $5,000
Skirball Cultural Center 2 $105,000
Sonoma Overnight Support Inc. 2 $1,000
Thorn 2 $25,360
Unity Council 2 $1,250
Yolo Food Bank 2 $20,000
YWCA 2 $8,000
\National Alliance on Mental Illness 2 $350
American Friends of the Association for the advancement of Community Center 2 $118,000
American Lung Association 2 $250
Art of Yoga Project 2 $2,300
Berkeley Law Foundation 2 $1,000
Capitol Public Radio 2 $1,500
Center for Responsible Lending 2 $3,000,000
Contra Costa Jewish Community Center 2 $5,360
Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Inc. 2 $85,000
Golden Bridges School 2 $11,000
Har El Institute for Study and Worship 2 $7,700
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 2 $2,000
Incline Village Community Hospital Foundation 2 $2,000
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews 2 $200
Island Conservation 2 $151,000
Marin Agricultural Land Trust 2 $15,500
National Geographic Society 2 $200
National Public Radio, Inc. 2 $15,000
New Conservatory Theatre Center 2 $22,500
New York Public Radio 2 $700
On the Move 2 $6,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. 2 $1,500
Piedmont Educational Foundation 2 $12,500
Rosenberg Fund for Children 2 $750
San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus 2 $2,680
Seva Foundation 2 $3,400
Sonoma State University 2 $600
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County 2 $2,600
Sutter Care at Home 2 $200
The People Concern 2 $30,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust 2 $200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc. 2 $6,000
Women's Action for New Directions Education Fund Inc. 2 $2,835
Yellowhammer Fund 2 $10,100
American Humane 2 $3,600
Battery Foundation 2 $8,000
Camfed USA Foundation 2 $17,000
Campaign Legal Center 2 $1,500,250
Chabad of Charlottesville 2 $51,000
Colby College 2 $1,600
Community Venture Partners Inc. 2 $3,000
Council On Foreign Relations Inc. 2 $10,000
Friends of the River Foundation 2 $350
Housing Industry Foundation 2 $25,000
International Fellowship of Rotary Musicians 2 $1,000
Jewish Book Council 2 $3,300
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund 2 $100,750
Marin Art and Garden Center 2 $1,100
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation 2 $11,000
Moving Traditions 2 $10,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center 2 $200
Parkinson's Foundation Inc. 2 $3,500
Pear Avenue Theatre 2 $2,000

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