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
University of Virginia Medical School Foundation 1 $1,000
Veterans Education Project Incorporated 1 $250
Wesleyan University 1 $17,500
Women's Cancer Resource Center 1 $180
World Affairs Council of Northern CA 1 $250
Yeshiva of Los Angeles Girls High School 1 $5,000
Young Imaginations 1 $1,500
Zaccho SF 1 $2,500
AARP Foundation 1 $300
Acumen Fund, Inc. 1 $250
All Hands & Hearts - Smart Response 1 $1,000
American Institute for Cancer Research 1 $180
American Prairie Reserve 1 $10,000
American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad Inc. (AYUDA) 1 $100
Arthritis Foundation 1 $500
Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy 1 $1,000
BackCountry Hunters and Anglers 1 $1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum 1 $250
Berkeley Real Estate Forum 1 $25,000
Better Beginnings Inc. 1 $200
Black Girls Code, Inc. 1 $250
Boston Critic Inc. 1 $10,000
Buffalo Bill Memorial Association AKA Buffalo Bill Center of the West 1 $250
California Heritage Council 1 $300
California Retina Research Foundation 1 $500
Camp Possibilities Foundation 1 $1,000
Cantare Con Vivo 1 $2,500
Cathedral School For Boys 1 $100
Center for Creative Land Recycling 1 $5,000
Center for Strategic and International Studies Inc. 1 $20,000
Chai Lifeline Inc. 1 $1,800
Chevra Kol Israel 1 $5,000
Chinati Foundation 1 $2,500
City of Hope 1 $100
Cleveland State University Foundation 1 $25,000
Comprehensive Housing Assistance Inc. 1 $2,500
Congregation Shomrei Torah 1 $1,500
Crossroads Campus 1 $2,500
Democracy Now 1 $300
Dry Creek Valley Association 1 $200
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence 1 $500
Enriching Lives through Music 1 $100
Equal Justice Society 1 $2,000
Exploring New Horizons 1 $100
Family Place 1 $100
Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, Inc. 1 $1,800
Freedom of Religion for Israel Inc. AKA Hiddush - Freedom of Religion for I 1 $250
Friends of Israel Initiative Inc. 1 $2,000
Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women 1 $500
Good Food Institute 1 $1,000
Green Science Policy Institute 1 $300
Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center Inc 1 $1,000
Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California 1 $200
Hidden Genius Project 1 $350
Homeboy Industries 1 $500
Houston Public Media Foundation 1 $100
Ida Crown Jewish Academy Endowment Foundation 1 $100
Indiana University Foundation 1 $5,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding 1 $2,500
International Child Resource Institute 1 $2,000
Invisible Theatre 1 $5,500
Jericho Road Ministries Jericho Road Community Health Center) 1 $250
Jewish Family Service of Houston 1 $250
Jewish Student Center DBA Chabad at USC 1 $180
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $50,000
Kaal Kadosh Mickve Israel 1 $100
Klamath Siskiyou Art Center 1 $25,000
Lafayette College 1 $500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley 1 $1,500
Library Foundation of Los Angeles 1 $100
Live Music Lantern 1 $1,000
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue 1 $1,085
Marin Community Clinic AKA Marin Community Clinics 1 $5,000
Marin Village 1 $1,000
Mathewson Street United Methodist Church 1 $300
Mechon Hadar 1 $35,000
Mission Squash of Houston 1 $250
Mothers Out Front, Inc. 1 $250
National Geographic Society 1 $108
National Sailing Center Hall of Fame & Museum Inc. 1 $100
NCGA Foundation AKA Youth on Course 1 $15,000
New York Public Library 1 $100
Noisebridge 1 $120
Northern Jaguar Project 1 $10,000
One Heart Worldwide 1 $20,000
Outward Bound California 1 $500
Pacific Links Foundation 1 $1,000
Partners for Youth With Disabilities 1 $26,200
Pear Avenue Theatre 1 $2,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association 1 $1,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. 1 $250
PIVOT Works, Inc. 1 $75,000
Prevent Child Abuse America 1 $100
Project IX, Inc. 1 $10,000
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic AKA Learning Ally 1 $200
Remake 1 $500
Richmond-Ermet Foundation 1 $5,000
Rohr Chabad House at Vanderbilt University 1 $180
San Francisco Community Clinics Consortium 1 $20,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission 1 $100

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