Capacity Building

Capacity Building

A vibrant community requires a network of high-performing organizations

The Federation’s capacity building work is designed to strengthen our Jewish community by ensuring that we have high-performing, fiscally-healthy organizations.

Our capacity building work includes:

Pro Bono Consulting PracticesOur  Real Estate Consulting offers nonprofits advice on maximizing their real estate assets and minimizing the high costs of owning or leasing space in the Bay Area.



Planned Giving Mentorship Program Our Planned Giving Training guides professionals and lay leaders on how to raise planned gifts. Through direct mentoring and workshops, participants develop goals, plans and the skills to integrate legacy giving into their organization’s culture.

Capital Planning CommitteeOur Capital Planning Committee, composed of experienced real estate professionals, provides technical expertise to nonprofits engaged in real estate development, totaling over a billion dollars in the last 15 years. The Committee ensures that real estate projects are thoughtfully designed, built, and managed as well as financially sustainable.

Security ConsultationSecurity Consultation, providing customized support and training to nonprofits in the Jewish community, enhancing communication and awareness, and fostering a secure environment in which Jewish institutions, schools, and organization around the Bay Area can thrive.

Israeli GranteesFederation grantees in Israel who are coming to the end of their grant term are eligible to apply for a capacity building grant or pro bono consulting expertise in order to continue enhancing their sustainability plans, operations, and effectiveness.



For more information, please contact:
Roxanne Cohen
Managing Director, Community Impact