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
Jerusalem Foundation, Inc. 2 $900
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation 3 $900
Innocence Project, Inc. 4 $900
Ocean Conservancy 5 $900
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. 3 $985
Center for Public Integrity 1 $1,000
Chabad of Southern Nevada Inc. 1 $1,000
Congregation Ahavas Israel 1 $1,000
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation 1 $1,000
Florence Fuller Child Development Centers Inc 1 $1,000
George Washington High School Alumni Association 2 $1,000
Hanna Boys Center 1 $1,000
Hospice Maui Inc. 1 $1,000
Jewish Family Service of the Desert 1 $1,000
Mechanics Institute 1 $1,000
Om Free Inc. 1 $1,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association 1 $1,000
Princess Project 1 $1,000
Project Amigo 2 $1,000
Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation 1 $1,000
Thacher School, Inc. 1 $1,000
Tommie Smith Youth Initiative -TSYI Inc. 1 $1,000
Tuleyome 1 $1,000
United Way of the Wine Country 1 $1,000
Yolo Community Care Continuum 1 $1,000
California Native Plant Society 1 $1,000
Camp Ramah in the Berkshires Inc. 1 $1,000
Fund for the Tiger 1 $1,000
Green Science Policy Institute 1 $1,000
Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale 1 $1,000
Lenity Project Inc. 1 $1,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation 1 $1,000
Provide, Inc. 1 $1,000
Ray of Light Theatre 2 $1,000
San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department 1 $1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, Inc. 1 $1,000
Seton Hall University 1 $1,000
Sonoma Overnight Support Inc. 2 $1,000
St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church 1 $1,000
Alameda Family Services 1 $1,000
American Friends of Rabin Medical Center Inc. 1 $1,000
Athena Academy Inc. 1 $1,000
Barth Syndrome Foundation 1 $1,000
Camp Ramah in Wisconsin Inc. 1 $1,000
Chabad of Brookline AKA The Chai Center 1 $1,000
Family Violence Appellate Project 1 $1,000
Friends of Rodeph Sholom School Inc. 1 $1,000
Habonim Camp Association Inc. 1 $1,000
J-Sei-Inc. 1 $1,000
Katahdin Productions 1 $1,000
Lymphoma Research Foundation 1 $1,000
Napa County Firefighters Association 1 $1,000
National Center for Science Education, Inc. 1 $1,000
Notable Music and Arts Organization 1 $1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1 $1,000
Sky's the Limit Fund 1 $1,000
Squashdrive 1 $1,000
Values in Action Foundation 1 $1,000
Weave Incorporated 1 $1,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. 1 $1,000
Bay Area Women Against Rape 1 $1,000
Berkeley Law Foundation 2 $1,000
California Police Activities League 1 $1,000
Camp Sunshine at Lake Sebago, Inc. 1 $1,000
CENTROPA - Central Europe Center for Research and Documentation Inc. 1 $1,000
Commission for Preservation of Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries and Landmarks in t 1 $1,000
David Brower Center 1 $1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc. 1 $1,000
Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center-Lucy Moses School for Music and Dance 1 $1,000
Equamore Foundation 1 $1,000
Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc. 1 $1,000
Film Collaborative Inc. 1 $1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc 1 $1,000
International Fellowship of Rotary Musicians 2 $1,000
Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center (KS Wild) 1 $1,000
Ma Ka Hana Ka Ike Building Program 1 $1,000
Mercy High School 1 $1,000
Mid Klamath Watershed Council 1 $1,000
Notre Dame High School - San Jose 1 $1,000
Seven Hills School 1 $1,000
Society St. Vincent De Paul Alameda 1 $1,000
The Acting Company 1 $1,000
Turning Green 1 $1,000
Chabad of Cole Valley 1 $1,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation 1 $1,000
Erika Whitmore Godwin Foundation 1 $1,000
Friends of the Rockridge Library 1 $1,000
Golden Gate Opera 1 $1,000
Harmony at Home 1 $1,000
Health Connected 1 $1,000
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation 1 $1,000
Judaism By Choice Inc. 1 $1,000
Katonah Museum of Art Inc. 1 $1,000
Maui Preparatory Academy 1 $1,000
Mediators Foundation Inc. 1 $1,000
Monterey Jazz Festival 1 $1,000
New Dawn Guatemala 1 $1,000
Philabundance 1 $1,000
Ross School Foundation 2 $1,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony 1 $1,000

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