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
Silicon Valley Education Foundation 1 $10,000
St. Joseph Home Care Network 1 $500
Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy 1 $1,000
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association 1 $1,000
Temple Sinai, New Orleans 1 $750
TransFormCA 1 $450
URJ - Camp Kutz 1 $1,000
Venetia Valley I Can University Foundation 1 $2,000
Weld Food Bank 1 $540
Woodstock Museum 1 $12,500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 1 $5,000
Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights 1 $250
YWCA Silicon Valley 1 $100
92nd Street Y 1 $500
Agenda Project Inc. 1 $12,500
American Bach Soloists 1 $1,000
American Friends of the Israel Democracy Institute Inc. 1 $250,000
American Humanist Association 1 $183
American Numismatic Society 1 $2,500
American Supporters of Yedid, Inc. 1 $5,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund 1 $100
Art Works Downtown, Inc. 1 $200
Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore Inc. 1 $25,000
Axis Dance Company 1 $2,000
Bay Area Children's Theatre 1 $250
Bay Institute of San Francisco 1 $100
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation DBA School Force 1 $100
Berkeley Public Library Foundation 1 $300
Bryn Mawr School for Girls of Baltimore City 1 $2,857
California Fire Foundation 1 $150
Camp Hess Kramer Inc. AKA Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps 1 $500
Canopy Canopy Canopy, Inc. 1 $40,000
Castro Upper Market Community Benefit District 1 $400
Chevra Hatzalah 1 $500
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin 1 $1,000
City College Fund 1 $25,000
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County 1 $1,000
Congregation Chevra Thilim 1 $1,800
Cornelia Connelly Center for Education 1 $180
Disability Rights Advocates 1 $180
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC 1 $1,000
Encounter Programs 1 $1,000
Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research 1 $180
FFWD AKA Fast Forward 1 $1,100
Food Bank for Larimer County 1 $1,000
Foundation Building Strength Inc. 1 $1,000
Freedom for All Americans Education Fund 1 $500
Friends of Fleming Park 1 $100
Golden Gate Symphony and Chorus 1 $10,000
Great American Songbook Foundation 1 $1,000
Guttmacher Institute Inc. 1 $2,500
Harold Grinspoon Foundation 1 $125,000
Headstrong Project Inc. 1 $2,000
HER Resiliency Center 1 $100
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois (Illinois Holocaust Museum) 1 $1,800
International Care Ministries 1 $10,800
JCC Association of North America 1 $100
Jewish Family Service Association 1 $27,000
Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and Desert Area 1 $10,550
Jewish Resource Center Chabad of Aspen 1 $1,800
Justice for Jews from Arab Countries 1 $5,000
Kent School Corporation 1 $5,725
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation 1 $100
La'akea Foundation 1 $15,000
Latinas Contra Cancer 1 $5,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA 1 $100
Little Wishes 1 $100
Lubavitch Youth Organization 1 $10,000
Marin Brain Injury Network 1 $2,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland AKA MOCA Cleveland 1 $2,500
Musical Traditions 1 $5,000
Nashuva 1 $800
National Federation of the Blind, Inc. 1 $100
National Public Education Support Fund 1 $250,000
New Venture Fund 1 $500,000
No Stomach for Cancer, Inc. 1 $1,000
Northern California Grantmakers 1 $7,000
Opportunity Trust 1 $50,000
Outdoor Art Club 1 $200
Palo Alto History Museum 1 $200
Parks and People Foundation Inc. 1 $1,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. 1 $1,000
Pilchuck Glass School 1 $7,500
Presbyterian Church USA A Corp DBA Stony Point Center 1 $150
Rainforest Connection 1 $1,400
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College & Jewish Reconstructionist Communities 1 $5,000
Regents of the University of California 1 $150,000
San Diego Foundation 1 $200
San Francisco City Impact 1 $1,200
San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department 1 $1,000
San Jose Downtown 1 $2,500
Search and Care, Inc. 1 $500
Seva Foundation 1 $750
Silicon Valley FACES 1 $2,500
Special Operations Fund 1 $10,000
STEAC (Short Term Emergency Aid Committee) 1 $1,000
Sukkat Shaleym Inc. 1 $8,000
Temple Bat Yahm 1 $250
Temple Sinai, Washington DC 1 $4,000
Transgender Law Center 1 $180

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