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
PFLAG National 2 $1,500
Point Blue Conservation Science 2 $1,600
Psychotherapy Institute 2 $53,000
Ross Police Officers Association 2 $1,100
Saved By Nature 2 $500
Sonoma Valley Authors Festival 2 $1,100
Storahtelling Lab Shul Inc. 2 $10,000
Temple Beth El 2 $610
Tourette Association of America 2 $160,000
UFW Foundation AKA United Farm Workers Foundation 2 $5,250
Wildlife Conservation Society 2 $1,100
American Humanist Association 2 $535
Athletic Scholars Advancement Program 2 $5,500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center 2 $25,000
Beth Longwell Foundation 2 $550
Bolinas-Stinson Beach School Foundation 2 $1,000
Buen Dia Corporation 2 $15,000
Center for Election Innovation & Research 2 $1,200
Center for Technology and Civic Life 2 $85,000
Cleveland Kids Book Bank 2 $62,000
Congregation Shaarey Tikvah 2 $40,400
Curry Senior Center 2 $650
Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust 2 $2,000
Filoli Center 2 $1,500
Food Bank for Monterey County 2 $2,850
Foundation of Foster City and Mariners Island Rotary dba Rotary Club of Fos 2 $800
Friends of Asor Fund USA, Inc. 2 $2,000
Hualalai 'Ohana Foundation 2 $6,000
Ignite 2 $3,350
Jewish Braille Institute 2 $300
Jewish Federation of Cleveland 2 $162,500
Jewish Women's Archive Inc. 2 $10,100
Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation 2 $10,000
Live Oak, A Learning Center for Children 2 $11,200
MacDowell Colony 2 $6,000
Mission High Foundation 2 $3,000
Music of Remembrance 2 $3,350
National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership 2 $21,000
Nuclear Information and Resource Service 2 $785
Occidental Center for the Arts 2 $200
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults 2 $2,700
Portola Valley Schools Foundation 2 $3,800
Project Glimmer 2 $20,000
Ross School Foundation 2 $1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund Inc. 2 $5,200
SaverLife FKA EARN 2 $2,100
UJA-Federation of New York 2 $15,500
Vote Smart 2 $450
ALDEA: Advancing Local Development through Empowerment and Action 2 $28,000
American Friends of the Israel Democracy Institute Inc. 2 $255,000
AmeriCares 2 $250
Atma Connect 2 $3,500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative Inc. 2 $4,000
Beit T'Shuvah 2 $1,000
Berkeley Public Library Foundation 2 $1,250
Brigid Alliance Inc. 2 $6,000
California Film Institute 2 $7,500
California Prison Focus 2 $500
Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT) 2 $600
Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture 2 $200
Chochmat HaLev 2 $3,600
Community-Word Project Inc. 2 $25,000
Congregation Beth David 2 $5,720
Convergence Center for Policy Resolution 2 $5,500
Environment California Research and Policy Center 2 $400
Food Bank for New York City 2 $41,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. 2 $200
Greater Chicago Food Depository 2 $7,600
Ikar 2 $10,896
Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles 2 $1,200
Jewish Women's Theatre 2 $540
Lafayette Partners in Education 2 $8,300
Mercy Ships 2 $1,285
One Family Fund 2 $1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society 2 $600
Point Reyes National Seashore Association 2 $300
Prisoner Visitation and Support 2 $1,035
Public Advocates, Inc. 2 $1,200
Rossmoor Fund 2 $250
San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Foundation 2 $850
Sonoma Valley Education Foundation 2 $50,000
Tiburon Peninsula Foundation 2 $3,500
Truman Center For National Policy 2 $300,250
Tuskegee Airmend National Historical Museum 2 $200
University of Rochester 2 $3,500
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, Inc. 2 $11,000
You Can Vote 2 $2,000
Alder Graduate School of Education 2 $20,000
Alliance for School Choice Inc. DBA American Federation for Children Growth 2 $15,000
American Camping Association 2 $1,700
Apparel Impact Institute 2 $8,000
Auburn Theological Seminary 2 $30,000
Carey School 2 $8,000
Choral Singers of Marin aka SingersMarin 2 $2,000
Craig Hospital Foundation 2 $50,150
DC Central Kitchen, Inc. 2 $1,100
di Rosa Preserve 2 $750
Food Bank of Alaska, Inc. 2 $350
Francis W. Parker School 2 $300
Giants Community Fund 2 $1,100

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