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:

Honeymoon Israel
InterfaithFamily.com, Inc.
j. - the Jewish news weekly of Northern California
JCC Maccabi Sports Camp
Jewish Baby Network
Jewish Coalition for Literacy
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
Jewish Community Relations Council
Jewish Family and Children's Services
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Jewish LearningWorks
Jewish Public Affairs Committee
Jewish Vocational Service
JIMENA
Kehillah Jewish High School
Keshet, Inc.
Meira Academy
Mercy High School
National Conference of Synagogue Youth
North Peninsula Jewish Campus
Northern California Board of Rabbis
OneTable
Or Shalom Jewish Community
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
Peninsula Jewish Community Center
Peninsula Sinai Congregation
Peninsula Temple Beth El
Peninsula Temple Sholom
Reboot, Inc. 
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School
Rosh Pina
Russian River Jewish Community
San Francisco Hillel
Santa Cruz Hillel Foundation
Scholarship America, Inc.
Slingshot Fund
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School
Stanford University - Taube Center for Jewish Studies
Temple Beth Israel
Temple Isaiah of Contra Costa County
The Birthright Israel Foundation
The Brandeis School of San Francisco
The Jewish Federations of North America
The Kitchen
The Regents of the University of California at Berkeley
University of California-Berkeley - Center for Jewish
   Studies

UpStart Bay Area
Urban Adamah
URJ Camp Newman-Swig
Wilderness Torah
Yom Rishon School


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 namesort ascending Total Grants Total Amount
Western Rivers Conservancy 1 $100
Western Environmental Law Center 2 $1,100
Westchester Day School 1 $1,800
West Marin Community Services 1 $500
Wesleyan University 1 $17,500
Wellesley College 1 $1,100
Weld Food Bank 1 $540
Weill Medical College of Cornell University 1 $150,000
Weave Incorporated 1 $5,000
WE Charity AKA Free the Children 1 $100
We Care Solar Inc. 1 $17,500
Wave Academy 1 $500
Waterside Workshops 1 $5,000
Waterkeeper Alliance 1 $250
Water.org 1 $100
Water Buffalo Club Inc. 2 $600
Wassaic Project Inc. 3 $10,000
Washington University - School of Medicine 1 $500
Washington University 4 $6,680
Washington Institute for Near East Policy 7 $44,500
Washington Center for Equitable Growth 3 $3,000,000
Walnut Creek Education Foundation K-12 1 $400
Voter Participation Center 3 $36,000
Vote.org 1 $1,000
Vote Solar 2 $1,000,000
Volunteers of America Inc. 1 $100
VOENA Children's Choir 1 $3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired 1 $250
Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, Inc. 1 $100
Vilna Project Inc. 1 $150
Village Academies, Inc. AKA Harlem Village Academies 1 $3,000
Vietnam Foundation 1 $350
Vida Verde Nature Education 1 $1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services 1 $1,000
VGC Foundation 1 $500
Veterans Legal Institute 1 $100
Veterans Education Project Incorporated 1 $250
Ventura County Community Foundation 1 $5,000
Venetia Valley I Can University Foundation 1 $2,000
Velaslavasay Panorama 1 $10,000
Vascular Cures 1 $250
Variety - The Children's Charity 1 $250
Vanderbilt University 3 $150,550
Values in Action Foundation 2 $4,000
Valley of the Moon Festival 1 $100
Valley Beth Shalom 1 $360
Vajrayana Foundation 1 $1,000
V Foundation AKA V Foundation For Cancer Research 11 $16,150
Utility Reform Network dba TURN 3 $1,383
Usher 1F Collaborative Inc. 1 $360
USA Cycling Development Foundation 1 $5,000
US Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology AKA 1 $500
URJ - Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism 9 $15,750
URJ - Camp Newman 11 $25,950
URJ - Camp Kutz 1 $1,000
Urban School Of San Francisco 4 $56,750
Urban Roots 1 $200
Urban Justice Center 1 $300
Urban Institute 1 $500,000
Urban Adamah 20 $929,986
Upwardly Global 1 $275
Upward Scholars 2 $2,000
Upstart Bay Area 10 $73,900
Upper East Side Hatzolah, Inc. 1 $250
UNRWA USA (UNRWA USA National Committee) 1 $100
University Synagogue 1 $100
University of Wisconsin Foundation 2 $2,000
University of Washington Foundation 1 $25,000
University of Virginia Medical School Foundation 1 $1,000
University Of Virginia Law School Foundation 2 $5,100
University of Utah 2 $300,000
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 1 $100
University of Sydney USA Foundation 1 $200
University Of Southern California 36 $332,550
University Of San Francisco 7 $63,400
University of San Diego 1 $200
University of Rochester 1 $2,000
University of Pennsylvania 8 $154,300
University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc. 1 $250
University of Michigan 5 $18,700
University of Miami 1 $1,000
University of Louisville Athletic Association Inc. 1 $10,000
University of Illinois Foundation 3 $5,500
University of Colorado Foundation 2 $5,000
University of Cincinnati Foundation 1 $100
University Of Chicago 7 $22,150
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF Foundation/Regents) 117 $13,508,400
University of California, San Diego Foundation 4 $10,830
University of California, Berkeley (Foundation/Regents) 38 $502,553
University Lutheran Church 1 $150
Unity Shoppe Inc. 1 $25,000
Unity San Francisco 1 $1,000
United Way (Multiple Chapters) 15 $46,100
United Synagogue Of Conservative Judaism 4 $45,920
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 24 $42,863
United States Golf Association AKA USGA 1 $650
United States Fund for UNICEF 1 $1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF 5 $2,350
United States Capitol Page Alumni Association Inc. 1 $1,000
United States Association for UNHCR 3 $1,600

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