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
Marin Senior Coordinating Council Incorporated DBA Whistlestop 1 $500
Massachusetts General Hospital 1 $950
MDRC 1 $500,000
Menlowe Ballet 1 $5,000
Miami University Foundation Inc. 1 $180
More Choices Inc 1 $1,800
Muscular Dystrophy Association 1 $100
Northern California Center for the Arts 1 $4,000
Oheb Zedek-Cedar Sinai Synagogue 1 $1,800
Otter Project 1 $250
Pacific Environment and Resources Center 1 $2,500
Palo Alto Community Child Care 1 $100
Pet Adoption Fund 1 $500
PRC (Positive Resource Center) 1 $100
Project Amigo 1 $500
PRX Incorporated 1 $100
Quilliam Foundation 1 $10,000
Rebecca Stenn Company 1 $600
Reutlinger Community 1 $200
Rocket Dog Rescue 1 $200
Rotacare Bay Area, Inc. 1 $300
Salvation Farms 1 $100
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis 1 $1,000
San Francisco Police Activities League (SFPAL) 1 $1,000
Schools for Children of the World 1 $830
Sequoia Hospital Foundation 1 $300
Sharsheret, Inc. 1 $250
Silicon Valley Community Foundation 1 $200
Sky's the Limit Fund 1 $1,000
Sonoma Humane Society 1 $300
Studio 70 1 $2,000
Tectonic Theater Project 1 $5,000
The Crucible 1 $5,000
Track Two: An Institute for Citizen Diplomacy 1 $25,000
U.S.-Japan Council 1 $10,000
University of Sydney USA Foundation 1 $200
Urban Roots 1 $200
Vascular Cures 1 $250
Weave Incorporated 1 $5,000
Wildcoast 1 $300,000
Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent DBA W.O.M.A.N., Inc. 1 $200
Woodside Priory School 1 $100,000
Youthbuild USA, Inc. 1 $150
After School Activities Partnerships (ASAP) 1 $500
Alum Rock Counseling Center 1 $15,000
American Friends of the Association for the advancement of Community Center 1 $100,000
American Mathematical Society 1 $2,000
Anderson Ranch Arts Center 1 $1,000
Art Council, Inc. AKA Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue 1 $180
Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients 1 $2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory 1 $100
Bill Graham Memorial Foundation 1 $109,800
Booksin Elementary School Community Association 1 $500
Boy Scouts of America 1 $100
California Poets in the Schools 1 $2,500
Cancer Support Community Greater Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky 1 $500
Center for Civilians in Conflict 1 $2,500
Center for Public Representation 1 $1,000
CENTROPA - Central Europe Center for Research and Documentation Inc. 1 $2,500
Cherry Creek School District Parent Teacher Community Council Inc. 1 $500
Children's Health Guild 1 $1,000
City and Country School Inc. 1 $10,000
Colorado State University 1 $10,000
Community College of Philadelphia Foundation 1 $100
Compass Family Services 1 $1,000
Congregation Beth David 1 $100
Convergence Network Inc. 1 $250
Digital Divide Data AKA DDD 1 $150
Dream Corps 1 $1,000
East Bay Bicycle Coalition DBA Bike East Bay 1 $100
Enacte Arts Inc. 1 $2,500
Epilepsy Foundation of America 1 $175
Family Equality Council 1 $250
Food Allergy and Research Education 1 $150
Forward Together 1 $300
Free Software Foundation, Inc. 1 $200
Friends of Chabad on Campus Inc. 1 $500
Friends of Straus Park Inc. 1 $200
Friends of the Oakland Public Library 1 $150
Gani AKA Chabad Lubavitch of Kauai 1 $1,800
Geyserville Volunteer Firefighters' Association 1 $200
GiveWell 1 $20,000
Grateful Garment Project 1 $180
Gunn Senior High School Foundation AKA Gunn Foundation 1 $500
Humane Society of Ventura County 1 $3,000
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

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