Grantees

The Federation awards grants directly to outstanding organizations supporting the Jewish community locally, in Israel, and globally in a variety of ways from funds raised through our Annual Campaign and through our restricted and unrestricted endowment. The Federation also stewards and administers donor-advised grants through personal philanthropic vehicles under our management, including over 900 Donor Advised Funds and 24 Supporting Foundations, which support Jewish and broader causes to local, national, and international organizations.

Inspiring Jewish Life and Learning

Helping Jews explore, learn about, and connect with the rich diversity of Jewish life locally.

For the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the Federation will provide a projected $10,900,000 in direct grants in the area of Inspiring Jewish Life and Learning.

Our grantee partners include:


Sources of funding include:

Annual Operating Funds
Community Scholarship Grants
Impact Grants Initiatives
Restricted Endowment Funds

Personal Philanthropy

Federation Philanthropy Partners works with donors to create effective giving strategies to ensure that resources are maximized towards change for a better world, within and beyond the Jewish community.

View the 2018 Grantmaking Report

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, in 2018 the Federation facilitated 9,329 grants from donor-advised funds and supporting foundations, totaling $142,151,270. 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.

Contact us for questions about the grants.

Arts/Culture/Humanities

1,161 grants totaling $7,123,497

Education

1,622 grants totaling $40,374,373

Environment/Animals

712 grants totaling $13,817,741

Health

848 grants totaling $4,454,946

Human Services

1,335 grants totaling $15,423,474

Public/Society Benefit

2,457 grants totaling $50,121,058

Religion

1,194 grants totaling $10,836,182
Grantee name Total Grantssort descending Total Amount
Acterra - Action For A Sustainable Earth 1 $2,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation 1 $1,000
American Museum of Fly Fishing Inc. 1 $1,500
Art of Yoga Project 1 $1,000
Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation 1 $500
Avon Old Farms School Inc. 1 $100
Bellefaire Jewish Children's Bureau 1 $10,000
Berkeley Partners for Parks 1 $250
Beth Longwell Foundation 1 $100
Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh 1 $12,500
Border Angels 1 $20,000
Bryn Mawr College 1 $1,000
Center For Community Change 1 $100
Ceres Community Project 1 $4,500
Cheshire Academy 1 $100
Children's Hospital Los Angeles 1 $180
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. 1 $150
Clean Water Fund 1 $200
Compass School Inc. 1 $500
Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Temecula Valley 1 $360
Croatan Institute 1 $360
Dance Brigade - A New Group From Wallflower Order 1 $2,000
Direct Relief International 1 $250
Dreamers United 1 $500
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts 1 $4,000
Edible Schoolyard Project 1 $1,000
Enactivist 1 $2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco 1 $300
Expanding Horizons Developmental Disability Services 1 $1,571
Family Foundation Charitable Trust 1 $100
Feminist Majority Foundation 1 $1,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano 1 $100
ForWords Inc. 1 $1,000
Free the Slaves Inc. 1 $360
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre 1 $100
Ghiberti Foundation 1 $10,000
Grateful Gatherings 1 $5,000
Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine & Humanology 1 $1,528
Harmony at Home 1 $5,000
Historical Society of Winters 1 $100
Hospice Maui Inc. 1 $1,000
Humanity in Action 1 $1,000
IN SPIRIT 1 $2,000
Institute for Justice 1 $1,800
Israel Peace Initiative 1 $100
Jewish Community Center of Puerto Rico 1 $1,000
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago AKA Jewish United Fund 1 $1,000
Jewish Reconstructionist Camping Corporation AKA Camp Havaya 1 $1,000
Jobtrain, Inc. 1 $100
Juniper Productions of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia 1 $350
Kelly S Brush Foundation 1 $500
Levite Jewish COmmunity Center 1 $100
Lowell High School PTSA 1 $1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation 1 $500
Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance 1 $2,000
ME2 ORCHESTRA 1 $2,000
Menorah Legacy Foundation 1 $250
Minneapolis Jewish Federation 1 $2,500
Morris Animal Foundation 1 $1,000
Museum at Eldridge Street 1 $100
Musical Theatre Works Inc. 1 $500
National Council of Young Israel - Century City 1 $2,300
National Physicians Alliance Foundation, Inc. 1 $180
Nature Foundation at Wintergreen 1 $8,000
New Seed Found DBA New Seed Foundation 1 $40,000
Niskanen Center Inc. 1 $50,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund 1 $200
Ohio Campus Compact 1 $1,000
Operation Freedom Paws 1 $100
Our Family Coalition 1 $300
Pacific Institute for Community Organizations AKA PICO National Networks 1 $1,000,000
Peace Action Education Fund 1 $150
Pet Matchmaker Rescue South 1 $200
Pikesville Senior Center Council 1 $1,000
Prep for Prep 1 $1,500
Project AVARY Inc. 1 $3,500
PS1 Contemporary Art Center Inc. 1 $10,000
Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation 1 $20,000
Regeneration Project AKA Interfaith Power & Light 1 $1,000
Rhoda Goetz Foundation Inc. 1 $250
Rocketship Education 1 $50,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. 1 $250
San Francisco Center for the Book 1 $180
San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival Inc. 1 $500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group 1 $1,000
Savannah Country Day School Inc. 1 $150
Service Year Exchange Inc. 1 $25,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation 1 $5,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug 1 $10,000
Sonoma Land Trust 1 $10,000
Southwest Harbor Public Library 1 $500
St. John's School 1 $250
StarVista 1 $1,000
Success Center San Francisco 1 $3,000
Temple Sinai Preschool 1 $450
The First Tee of North Florida 1 $25,000
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 1 $100
Velaslavasay Panorama 1 $10,000
Vote.org 1 $1,000
Weill Medical College of Cornell University 1 $150,000

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