Grantees

The Federation awards grants and supports initiatives to further our strategic goals in the Bay Area, Israel, and globally from funds raised annually and through endowed funds. The Federation also stewards and administers donor-advised grants through personal philanthropic vehicles under our management, including over 1,050 Donor Advised Funds and 32 Supporting Foundations, which support Jewish and broader causes to local, national, and international organizations.

Jewish Engagement

Working to deepen the connection and belonging for our diverse Bay Area Jewish population, create onramps to Jewish life, provide scholarships to increase access, and help organizations build networks and pathways so that more people feel seen, heard, and valued within the Jewish community, and find meaning and purpose through the richness of Jewish life.

For the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the Federation provided direct grants to the following Jewish organizations and supported initiatives to increase Jewish engagement.

Grants

Early Childhood and Family Engagement
Bernard Osher Marin Jewish Community Center
Beth Jacob Congregation of Oakland
Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma
Chabad of Cole Valley
Congregation Beth El
Congregation Emanu-El
Congregation Netivot Shalom
Gan Israel Preschool
Jewish Baby Network
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
Marin Mishpucha
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
Peninsula Jewish Community Center
Peninsula Temple Beth El
Peninsula Temple Sholom
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School
Shabbat Club
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School
Temple Beth Abraham
Temple Isaiah of Contra Costa County
Temple Sinai
The Contemporary Jewish Museum
The Kitchen
Urban Adamah
Wilderness Torah

Education and Belonging
Bais Menachem Yeshiva Day School
Berkeley-Oakland Midrasha
Brandeis Marin
Congregation Ner Shalom
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav
Contra Costa Jewish Day School
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
Jewish LearningWorks
Limmud Bay Area
Oakland Hebrew Day School
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School
Studio 70
The Brandeis School of San Francisco
Urban Adamah
Wilderness Torah

College and Young Adult
At The Well
Berkeley Hillel
Congregation Emanu-El
Hillel at Davis and Sacramento
Hillel at Stanford
Hillel International
Hillel of Chico
Hillel of Silicon Valley
Hillel of Sonoma County
Honeymoon Israel
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Moishe House
OneTable
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
San Francisco Hillel
Santa Cruz Hillel Foundation
Stanford University - Taube Center for Jewish Studies
The Birthright Israel Foundation
The Kitchen
University of California, Berkeley - Center for Jewish Studies
Urban Adamah

Youth and Teen
Bay Area Friendship Circle
Be'chol Lashon
BBYO
Beth Chaim Congregation
Beth Jacob Congregation of Oakland
Camp Ramah of Northern California
Camp Tawonga
Community Initiatives-Teen Funder Collaborative
Congregation Beth Emek
Congregation Netivot Shalom
Contra Costa Midrasha
Eden Village West
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County
Jewish LearningWorks
Jewish Youth for Community Action
NCSY
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
Temple Sinai
The Contemporary Jewish Museum
Urban Adamah
URJ Camp Newman
Wilderness Torah

Israel Engagement
Resetting the Table
The Shalom Hartman Institute
Wilderness Torah

Scholarship Assistance
Bais Menachem Yeshiva Day School
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center
Be'chol Lashon
B'nai Israel Jewish Center
Brandeis Marin
Camp Kee Tov Foundation
Camp Ramah of Northern California
Camp Tawonga
Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma
Chabad Jewish Center of Sonoma County
Chabad of Cole Valley
Chabad of Contra Costa
Chabad of Greater South Bay
Chabad of Noe Valley
Chabad of North Peninsula
Chabad of Novato
Chabad of Solano County
Chabad of the East Bay
Chabad of the Tri Valley
Chai Preschool
Congregation Beth Am
Congregation Beth Ami
Congregation Beth Israel-Judea
Congregation Beth Jacob
Congregation Beth Sholom
Congregation B'nai Emunah
Congregation Chevra Thilim
Congregation Emanu-El
Congregation Etz Chayim
Congregation Kol Emeth
Congregation Kol Shofar
Congregation Ner Shalom
Congregation Rodef Sholom
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav
Congregation Sherith Israel
Congregation Shir Shalom
Congregation Shomrei Torah
Contra Costa Jewish Day School
Contra Costa Midrasha
Eden Village West
Gan Israel Preschool
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
Growing Place Family Preschool
Happy Shalom School
JCC Maccabi Sports Camp
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
Kehillah Jewish High School
Masa Israel Journey
Meira Academy
NCSY
NFTY in Israel
Oakland Hebrew Day School
Or Shalom Jewish Community
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
Palo Alto School for Jewish Education
Peninsula Jewish Community Center
Peninsula Sinai Congregation
Peninsula Temple Beth El
Peninsula Temple Sholom
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School
The Brandeis School of San Francisco
The Kitchen
Urban Adamah
URJ Camp Newman
URJ Heller High School
Wilderness Torah
Young Judaea 

Programs and Initiatives
473K
Bay Area Jewish Camp Collective
Campus Initiative on Israel Engagement
Diller Teen Fellows
Early Childhood and Family Engagement Initiative 
Jewish Teen Foundation
Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative
NextGen Professionals Network
One Happy Camper
PJ Library and PJ Connectors 

 

Sources of funding include:

Annual Fundraising
Endowed Funds
Unrestricted Endowment

Fostering Resilient Communities

Working to ensure the physical and emotional safety of our community by providing resources that secure our Jewish ecosystem, ensure the well-being of our diverse population, and enable organizations and leadership to thrive in the face of change.

For the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the Federation has provided direct grants and supported initiatives to foster resilient and secure Jewish communities.

Grants

Resilience
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center
Hebrew Free Loan Association
Israel Action Network
J - The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California
Jewish Coalition for Literacy
Jewish Chaplaincy Services
Jewish Community Free Clinic
Jewish Community Relations Council
Jewish Family and Children's Services
Jewish Family and Community Services East Bay
Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California
Jewish Vocational Service
Keshet
Northern California Board of Rabbis
Shalom Bayit
Sinai Memorial Chapel - Chevra Kadisha
The Jewish Federations of North America

Capital Grants
Berkeley Hillel
Camp Tawonga
North Peninsula Jewish Campus
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
The Jewish Home And Senior Living Foundation
URJ Camp Newman
Urban Adamah

Holocaust Education
Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust
Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, Inc.
Jewish Family and Children's Services
Mercy High School

Security
Berkeley Hillel
Beth Chaim Congregation
Beth Jacob Congregation of Oakland
B'nai Israel Jewish Center
Chabad Israeli Community
Chabad Jewish Center of Oakland
Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma
Chabad Jewish Center of Sonoma County
Chabad Jewish Student Center at UC Berkeley
Chabad of Alameda
Chabad of Cole Valley
Chabad of Contra Costa
Chabad of Daly City
Chabad of El Cerrito
Chabad of Fremont
Chabad of Greater South Bay
Chabad of Marin
Chabad of Mid Peninsula
Chabad of Mill Valley
Chabad of Noe Valley
Chabad of North Peninsula
Chabad of Novato
Chabad of Solano County
Chabad of the Delta
Chabad of the Tri Valley
Chochmat HaLev
Congregation Adath Israel
Congregation Beth Am
Congregation Beth Ami
Congregation Beth El
Congregation Beth Emek
Congregation Beth Israel
Congregation Beth Israel-Judea

Security
Congregation Beth Jacob
Congregation Beth Sholom
Congregation B'nai Shalom
Congregation B'nai Tikvah
Congregation Chevra Thilim
Congregation Etz Chayim
Congregation Kol Emeth
Congregation Kol Shofar
Congregation Ner Shalom
Congregation Ner Tamid
Congregation Netivot Shalom
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav
Congregation Sherith Israel
Congregation Shir Ami
Congregation Shir Shalom
Congregation Shomrei Torah
First Hebrew Congregation of Alameda
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
Peninsula Sinai Congregation
Peninsula Temple Beth El
Peninsula Temple Sholom
San Francisco Hillel
Temple Beth Hillel
Temple Beth Sholom
Temple Beth Torah
The Aquarian Minyan
The Reutlinger Community
Urban Adamah

Senior Services
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County
Jewish Family and Children's Services
Moldaw Residences
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
Peninsula Jewish Community Center
The Contemporary Jewish Museum
The Jewish Home and Senior Living Foundation
The Reutlinger Community

Student Debt Relief
Brandeis Marin
Congregation Emanu-El
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
Peninsula Jewish Community Center
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School

Wildfire Response and Preparedness
Chabad Jewish Center of Chico
Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma
Chabad Jewish Center of Sonoma County
Congregation Ner Shalom
Congregation Shir Shalom
Congregation Shomrei Torah
Eden Village West
Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County
Jewish Community Free Clinic
Jewish Family and Children's Services
URJ Camp Newman
Wilderness Torah

Programs
Community Security Program
Federation Fellows
Wexner Alumni Engagement


Sources of funding include:

Annual Fundraising
Endowed Funds
Unrestricted Endowment

Israel

Strengthening Israeli society by bringing the “tribes” of Israel (secular, religious, ultra-Orthodox, and Arab) into each other’s spheres through leadership development, community organizing, and partnerships to Israelis of all backgrounds to work together towards a more cohesive future.

For the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the Federation has provided direct grants and supported programs to create a shared society in Israel.

Grants
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.
Association for Change in Education
AvraTech
BINA
Hinam Center for Social Tolerance (Mechavnim Lemala)
Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism
ITIM
Ma'ase Center Association
Matan - Invest in the Community (United Way Israel)
Moona a Space for change
Negev Institute For Strategies Of Peace And Development (NISPED)
Nivcharot
Rothschild Caesarea Foundation
Shaharit
Tebeka - Advocacy for Equality & Justice for EthiopianIsraelis
Tel Hai Academic College – Diller Teen Fellows
The Institute for Democratic Education
The Jewish Agency for Israel
The Jewish Federations of North America

Programs
Capacity Building for Israeli NGOs
Gvanim

 

 

Sources of funding include:

Annual Fundraising
Endowed Funds
 

View the Federation's Policy on Israel-Related Programming

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 2019 Grantmaking Report

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, in 2019 the Federation facilitated 10,050 grants from donor-advised funds and supporting foundations, totaling $175,078,668. 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.

View 2018 grants

Arts/Culture/Humanities

1,294 grants totaling $9,388,906

Education

1,641 grants totaling $27,569,564

Environment/Animals

744 grants totaling $17,698,729

Health

1,054 grants totaling $15,279,197

Human Services

1,511 grants totaling $11,768,076

Public/Society Benefit

2,598 grants totaling $79,923,414

Religion

1,208 grants totaling $13,450,797
Grantee name Total Grantssort descending Total Amount
Schools Mentoring and Resource Team 1 $4,000
Somesville Library Society 1 $250
Swarthmore College 1 $35,000
Tri-Valley Montessori School 1 $1,500
WriterCoach Connection 1 $250
Acterra - Action For A Sustainable Earth 1 $1,000
Baja Coastal Institute 1 $1,000
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International 1 $1,000
Fair Trade USA 1 $20,000
Friends of Ir David 1 $2,500
Green Street Rescue 1 $1,000
Lakes Environment Association 1 $200
Mendocino Land Trust 1 $100
Occidental Arts & Ecology Center 1 $1,500
PAW Fund 1 $1,000
Redwood Justice Fund 1 $250
Tahoe Fund 1 $10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education 1 $100
YWCA San Francisco & Marin 1 $3,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation 1 $5,000
Esperanza Health Centers 1 $180
Jester & Pharley Phund 1 $100
Marfan Foundation 1 $200
Mobile Medical Team International 1 $1,800
National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Greater DC-Maryland Chapter 1 $600
Operation Access 1 $250
Pedal the Cause San Diego 1 $1,000
Project HEAL - Help to Eat, Accept & Live 1 $100
Rotaplast International 1 $250
Smile Train 1 $200
Texas Children's Hospital 1 $2,500
Wayfinder Family Services FKA Junior Blind of America 1 $200
America-Israel Friendship League 1 $100
American Idea Foundation 1 $5,000
Boston Women's Health Book Collective 1 $500
Camfed USA Foundation 1 $2,000
Center for Justice and Accountability 1 $1,000
Economic Policy Institute 1 $500
Family Foundation Charitable Trust 1 $100
Freedom from Hunger 1 $100
Health Alliance International 1 $100
Integrity First for America 1 $180
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh 1 $118
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley 1 $1,500
Legal Momentum 1 $250
Mary Sarvis Memorial Fund 1 $250
Mozilla Foundation 1 $200
Northern California Community Loan Fund 1 $200
Pachamama Alliance 1 $1,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center 1 $1,000
San Francisco Host Committee 1 $2,500
Student Press Law Center 1 $50,000
The Oakland 100 Club 1 $625
TSNE MissionWorks 1 $10,000
Unreported Story Society 1 $3,000
Aish Hatorah 1 $360
Beyt Tikkun 1 $500
Chabad Jewish Center of Richmond 1 $3,500
Hillel at UCLA 1 $500
Jerusalem Chesed Foundation 1 $3,000
Momentum Unlimited 1 $10,000
Palo Alto Community Eruv 1 $100
Shir Tikvah 1 $385
Temple Beth Elohim 1 $180
Temple Sinai, Summit NJ 1 $252
Abilities United 1 $2,500
American Foundation for the Blind 1 $500
Athlete Ally 1 $10,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America 1 $200
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project 1 $100
Center for Land-Based Learning 1 $35,000
Children of Shelters 1 $1,000
Compassionate Friends - Marin 1 $250
Downieville Tennis and Education Association 1 $1,500
Episcopal Relief & Development 1 $10,000
Food for Thought 1 $2,500
George W. Bush Foundation 1 $20,000
Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County 1 $300
Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles 1 $500
Kilimanjaro Children's Fund 1 $10,000
Living Room Center 1 $3,000
Nora Sandigo Children Foundation 1 $500
Option Institute and Fellowship 1 $50,000
Rainbow Railroad USA 1 $300
Simchat Shabbat 1 $1,000
Spirit of America Worldwide 1 $3,600
Touch of Kindness 1 $5,000
Urban Alliance 1 $200
Whistlestop 1 $2,000
108 Contemporary 1 $5,000
American Associates of the National Theatre 1 $1,000
Art Works Downtown 1 $200
Bay Area Cabaret 1 $600
Black Fret 1 $1,600
California Literary and Prologue Society 1 $375
Filmmakers Collaborative SF 1 $35,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula 1 $10,000
Katahdin Productions 1 $500
Little Village Foundation 1 $2,000
MoMA PS1 1 $25,000

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