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
Death Penalty Focus 1 $1,500
Detroit Jewish News Foundation, Inc. 1 $180
Dr. Jeffrey Thomas Stroke Shield Foundation 1 $500
Earthdance Creative Living Project, Inc 1 $1,000
Economic Policy Institute 1 $500
Emergency Family Assistance Association 1 $540
Environmental Progress 1 $62,500
Etz Chaim Synagogue 1 $180
Faith In Practice 1 $1,000
Fascioscapulohumeral Society AKA FSH Society 1 $500
Forget Me Not Children's Services AKA Forget Me Not Farm 1 $500
Friends Of School Of The Arts Foundation 1 $100
Fund for the Tiger 1 $1,000
Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School 1 $3,000
Girls Leading Girls 1 $180
Graduate Theological Union 1 $1,500
Guardsmen 1 $2,000
Hamilton College 1 $2,500
Hope Through Health, Inc. DBA Integrate Health 1 $75,000
Humane Farming Association 1 $250
Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Inc. AKA IEEFA 1 $400,000
Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter of Davis 1 $1,000
International Medical Corps 1 $500
Jewish Congregation of Maui Inc. 1 $600
Jewish World Watch 1 $250
Julia Morgan Center for the Arts Inc. DBA Berkeley Playhouse 1 $250
Kurts Fund aka Kurt + Peter Foundation 1 $100
Leo Baeck Institute Inc. 1 $12,000
Literary Society of the Desert 1 $1,000
Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters Club 1 $500
Margaret Jenkins Dance Studio Inc. AKA Margaret Jenkins Dance Company 1 $1,000
Marin Link Inc. 1 $2,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters 1 $500
Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc. 1 $15,000
Music For Minors, Inc. 1 $4,000
Napa County Land Trust 1 $250
National Coalition Against Censorship Inc. 1 $250
North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue 1 $300
Nutritionfacts.org 1 $750
ONG SOS-Forêts 1 $45,000
Painted Turtle 1 $5,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation 1 $1,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation 1 $1,000
Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, Inc. 1 $100
Producers Associates 1 $500
Resources Legacy Fund 1 $500,000
Riverside Park Conservancy Inc. 1 $200
Rosies Foundation 1 $1,000
Sand Lake Center for the Arts Circle Theatre Players, Inc. 1 $100
Siskiyou Field Institute 1 $1,000
Society of Israel Philatelists 1 $250
St. Francis Foundation 1 $500
Street Soccer USA Inc. 1 $2,500
Survivor Mitzvah Project 1 $250
Team Pride, Inc. 1 $500
Thacher School, Inc. 1 $1,000
Thingamajigs 1 $1,000
Touch of Kindness DBA Tomchei Shabbos 1 $1,800
Tri-Valley Montessori School 1 $1,000
University of Rochester 1 $2,000
Upwardly Global 1 $275
Valley of the Moon Festival 1 $100
Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, Inc. 1 $100
Waterside Workshops 1 $5,000
Witness for Peace 1 $500
Women's Therapy Center Inc. 1 $100
Xerces Society Inc. 1 $1,000
Yolo Community Care Continuum 1 $1,000
Youth Sentencing and Reentry Project Inc. 1 $1,000
Zonta International Foundation 1 $1,500
282 Parent Teacher Organization, Inc. 1 $30,000
Acalanes Parents Club 1 $600
AFP Golden Gate Chapter 1 $15,000
Alpha Phi Omega, Inc. 1 $2,000
American Friends of Vibe Israel dba Vibe Israel USA 1 $3,600
Architectural Foundation of San Francisco 1 $3,000
Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center 1 $300
Bartimaeus Ministries 1 $12,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission 1 $200
Beaver Country Day School 1 $1,000
Berkeley Community Fund 1 $500
Bet Tzedek Legal Services 1 $1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters 1 $200
Boulder Jewish Community Center 1 $1,200
Bread Basket of Northeastern Pennsylvania 1 $500
Brookline I L Peretz School of the Workmen's Circle Inc. 1 $250
Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation 1 $1,200
California Odd Fellows Foundation 1 $5,000
Carmel Art Association 1 $150
Center for Media Justice 1 $2,000
Central American HealthCare Initiative Inc. 1 $1,000
Cinema Napa Valley (Napa Valley Film Festival) 1 $10,000
Colgate University Treasurer's Office DBA Colgate University 1 $2,500
Community Alliance for Learning (WriterCoach Connection) 1 $100
Community Television of Southern California DBA KCET 1 $200
Consumers' Checkbook 1 $100
Covenant House California 1 $100
Dragon Productions Theatre Company 1 $250
Empower Work 1 $500
Environmental Traveling Companions 1 $500

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