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 ascending Total Amount
Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (San Francisco Bay Area) 341 $6,051,440
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF Foundation/Regents) 117 $13,508,400
Planned Parenthood Federation 110 $152,434
Jewish Family and Children's Services 109 $271,254
Hillel Foundation (Multiple Campuses) 108 $572,372
Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) 102 $664,208
Congregation Emanu-El 96 $676,292
KQED Inc. 93 $104,280
Congregation Beth Am 79 $483,730
New Israel Fund 75 $849,090
Congregation Kol Emeth 74 $5,842,900
Contemporary Jewish Museum 71 $701,699
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center 70 $1,612,120
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU - All Affiliates) 64 $2,084,490
Chabad (Multiple Locations) 61 $319,299
Stanford University 57 $5,003,840
Jewish Home And Senior Living Foundation 52 $3,323,800
Jewish Vocational Service (JVS - San Francisco) 50 $176,003
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications 50 $70,231
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith 49 $99,290
Peninsula Temple Beth-El 48 $184,403
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. 47 $121,998
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) 45 $400,640
San Francisco Symphony 44 $406,425
American Jewish World Service, Inc. (AJWS) 44 $241,228
Doctors Without Borders - Medecins Sans Frontieres - USA 41 $39,255
Hebrew Free Loan 41 $93,770
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Inc. (JDC) 40 $423,880
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties 39 $79,243
University of California, Berkeley (Foundation/Regents) 38 $502,553
HIAS Inc. 38 $26,510
Tides Center - Shalom Bayit 38 $86,100
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank 37 $121,116
University Of Southern California 36 $332,550
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center 35 $145,128
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) 34 $225,891
Congregation Beth Jacob 32 $162,909
Birthright Israel Foundation 30 $121,460
Institute on Aging 29 $185,430
Jewish LearningWorks 29 $122,720
Naral Pro-Choice Foundations 29 $99,360
Congregation Sherith Israel 28 $125,175
Tawonga Jewish Community Corporation 27 $115,980
Congregation Beth Sholom - San Francisco 27 $105,318
Bay Area Friendship Circle 26 $69,340
Jewish National Fund 26 $93,770
Nature Conservancy, Inc. 26 $32,650
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region 25 $125,830
Yale University 25 $377,678
GLIDE Foundation 25 $89,248
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 24 $42,863
Congregation Rodef Sholom of Marin 24 $216,554
Congregation Kol Shofar 23 $151,150
P.E.F. Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. 23 $215,761
Chronicle Season Of Sharing Fund 23 $229,008
San Francisco Opera Association 23 $235,518
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation 23 $227,408
Jewish Community High School Of The Bay 22 $86,250
Mazon Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger 22 $7,773
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation (CPMC) 22 $456,350
Peninsula Temple Sholom 21 $51,220
Corporation of Fine Arts Museums 21 $63,049
San Francisco Ballet Association 21 $175,150
Urban Adamah 20 $929,986
Meals on Wheels America (multiple locations) 20 $49,050
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School 20 $53,486
Tipping Point Community 19 $610,850
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc. 19 $47,450
Wider Bridge 19 $42,820
Bernard Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 18 $68,220
Beyond Differences 18 $29,190
Theatreworks 18 $91,035
American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) (ARMDI) 18 $16,650
Friends Of The Israel Defense Forces 18 $35,400
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy 18 $34,595
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. 18 $36,908
Boys & Girls Club of America (multiple locations) 18 $38,280
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 17 $74,800
World Jewish Congress American Section Inc. 17 $16,638
Harvard College / University 17 $179,100
Save the Redwoods League 17 $86,700
J Street Education Fund, Inc. 17 $247,200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. 17 $35,333
Ronald McDonald House Charities (Multiple Locations) 16 $128,650
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice 16 $44,030
Environmental Defense Fund Inc. 16 $16,400
IsraAID - Global Humanitarian Assistance, Inc. 16 $111,453
Kehillah Jewish High School 16 $531,650
Larkin Street Youth Services 16 $80,750
Trust For Public Land 16 $2,093,600
Peninsula Open Space Trust 16 $65,350
San Francisco Jazz Organization (SFJAZZ) 16 $25,750
Hadassah the Women's Zionist Organization of America Inc. (New York) 15 $13,050
Israel21C 15 $43,630
United Way (Multiple Chapters) 15 $46,100
Earthjustice 15 $2,033,000
North Valley Community Foundation 15 $26,560
Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) 15 $26,280
Peninsula Jewish Community Center 15 $25,900
Family House, Inc. 15 $85,350

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