Opportunities for Support

Financial Assistance

We offer a variety of resources to support a flourishing Jewish community.

Current Opportunities

  • Capacity Building Services 
    Designed to strengthen our Jewish community by ensuring that we have high-performing, fiscally-healthy organizations.
  • Scholarships 
    We have many scholarships available for school, camp, trips, and Israel experiences from preschool to college and beyond.
  • Seed-funding Grants 
    Focusing on new and/or innovative methods of addressing problems, providing service, or supporting community priorities.

Visit our Apply for Grants page to see all of our current grant RFPs.

Future Grant Opportunities

Endowment Grants
The Federation’s Endowment Committee reviews grant requests, in four categories: 

  • Seed-funding grants that focus on new and/or innovative methods of addressing problems, providing service, or supporting community priorities.
  • Emergency grants that are one-time or non-recurring may be made to address significant emergencies locally, in Israel, and in the overseas Jewish community.
  • One-time meritorious grants may be made to fund projects that address significant local needs, have a broad reach across the community, and that will leverage other community support to address those needs, or is a project uniquely appropriate for the Federation. 
  • Capital grants for real estate projects will be considered if a capital project has received “Stage II endorsement” by the Federation’s Capital Planning Committee. For more info, contact: Bab Freiberg.

Israel Grants
Aimed at strengthening Israel as a pluralistic, democratic, and shared society with equal opportunity for all its citizens.

Global Grants
Caring for our global Jewish community by providing humanitarian relief and revitalizing Jewish communities worldwide.

Academic Consortium 
Provides grants of up to $3,000 to Jewish Studies programs to meet specific research opportunities for graduate students, with preference toward support of Ph.D. students with verified financial need.

San Francisco Jewish Women’s Fund
A Federation giving circle focused on the needs of women and girls in the local Jewish community, as well as senior citizens.

Jewish Teen Foundations
A Federation program that offers Bay Area Jewish teens the opportunity to explore Jewish values and ideas, develop leadership skills, and practice philanthropy. 

Personal Philanthropy
The Federation administers nearly 900 donor advised funds and 27 supporting foundations, each with unique funding interests, both inside and beyond the Jewish community.

Contact Us

Our Community Impact Liaisons
We encourage you to discuss these opportunities with your Community Impact Liaison. For all other questions, contact our Community Impact team.

Introducing our liaison staff:

 

Elisa Gollub
Program Officer
Janet Harris
Director, Early Childhood Education
Julie Golde
Senior Director of Community Impact
Roxanne Cohen
Senior Philanthropic Advisor
Wendy Verba
Senior Program Officer
Caroline Poland
Program Officer
Mike Friedman
Director, Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative
Irina Klay
Russian Jewish Community Program Manager
Barak Loozon
Israel Office Director
Katherine Tick
Leadership Development Director
Danit Trau
Associate Program Officer, Israel & Global Network
Aiko-Sophie Ezaki
Associate Program Officer