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
Simmons College 1 $100
SOS-Soldier's Organized Services 1 $1,000
St. Anne's Home - Little Sisters of the Poor 1 $10,000
Stand Up Ideas Inc. 1 $5,000
Storahtelling Lab Shul Inc. 1 $10,000
Tali Fund Inc. 1 $100
Temple Emanu-El - San Jose 1 $1,200
Teneo, Inc. 1 $75,000
Theatre Lab (School of the Dramatic Arts) 1 $1,000
Trevor Project, Inc. 1 $250
Tuleyome 1 $1,000
UCSJ Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union Inc. 1 $180
University of Miami 1 $1,000
UNRWA USA (UNRWA USA National Committee) 1 $100
Vida Verde Nature Education 1 $1,000
Western Rivers Conservancy 1 $100
Women's Funding Network 1 $500
Yesod Foundation 1 $8,000
Youth in Arts 1 $350
Zero1 - the Art and Technology Network 1 $10,000
Airline Ambassadors International Inc. 1 $1,000
Alliance for Smiles International, Inc. 1 $200
Amazon Conservation Team 1 $2,500
American Friends of ITIM Inc 1 $1,800
Aragon High School 1 $3,000
Asbury Foundation Inc. 1 $3,600
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 1 $500
Bay Area Legal Aid 1 $200
Bayview-Hunters Point Community Legal AKA Open Door Legal 1 $200
Blue Water Baltimore 1 $250
California Lawyers for the Arts 1 $100
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the Mid-Peninsula 1 $500
Catholic Social Services 1 $150
Center For Young Women's Development DBA Young Women's Freedom Center 1 $2,000
Changing Leads Foundation Inc. 1 $2,000
Children Incorporated 1 $500
Code for America Labs Inc. 1 $5,000
Commonweal 1 $180
Congregation Beth Israel - Worcester 1 $100
Conservation Lands Foundation 1 $1,500
CorpsAfrica 1 $500
Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust 1 $1,000
Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) 1 $1,000
Eagle Hill Foundation of Massachusetts Inc. 1 $25,000
Eastern Horizons 1 $10,000
Esalen Institute 1 $500
Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc. 1 $1,000
Foodcorps, Inc. 1 $100
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. 1 $500
Friends of Pinnacle Peak Park 1 $100
George W. Bush Foundation 1 $20,000
Girls in Tech Inc 1 $500
Global Justice Ecology Project 1 $275
Gorilla Foundation 1 $1,000
Greyhound Friends for Life 1 $100
Haight Ashbury Food Program 1 $1,000
Hillel Foundation (Multiple Campuses) 1 $5,000
Homeward Bound of Marin 1 $180
Human Investment Project, Inc. aka HIP Housing 1 $150
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School 1 $100
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula 1 $10,000
International Fellowship of Rotary Musicians 1 $1,000
IsraAID - Global Humanitarian Assistance, Inc. 1 $250
IYYUN Inc. 1 $30,000
Jester & Pharley Phund 1 $100
Jewish Free Loan Association, Los Angeles 1 $360
Journey Home Foundation 1 $200
Lake Travis High School Parent Teacher Organization 1 $250
Legal Services for Children Inc. 1 $200
Living with Wolves Ltd. 1 $2,500
Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation AKA Luther Burbank Center for the Arts 1 $2,000
Maplight 1 $300
Marin Foster Care Association 1 $450
MarinLink 1 $2,500
Merkos Chabad-Lubavitch Organization 1 $180
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation 1 $2,000
Music & Memory Inc. 1 $1,000
Mychal's Learning Place 1 $500
National Military Family Association Inc. 1 $500
New York Shakespeare Festival DBA Public Theater 1 $500
North American Council for the Legacy of Polish Jews 1 $180
Notre Dame de Namur University 1 $10,000
One Purpose School 1 $1,500
Organic Consumers Association 1 $1,000
Pacifica Foundation 1 $150
PATH 1 $1,500
Peer Health Exchange Inc. 1 $5,000
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement AKA PACE 1 $10,000
PORCH Chapel Hill-Carrboro 1 $150
Public Concern Foundation Inc. 1 $180
Redwood Gospel Missions 1 $500
Right to Be Free 1 $10,000
Root Division 1 $2,000
Rutgers University Foundation 1 $15,000
San Francisco Arts Education Project 1 $5,000
San Francisco Day School 1 $1,000
San Francisco Students Back on Track 1 $500
San Jose Wind Symphony 1 $500
Save the Waves Coalition 1 $160
Seeds of Peace, Inc. 1 $5,000

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