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
PRX Incorporated 1 $100
Provide, Inc. 1 $500
Proteus Fund, Inc. 1 $1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation 1 $25,000
Protect Democracy Project 4 $230,400
ProsthetiKA Foundation 1 $100
Prostate Cancer Foundation 4 $1,538
ProLiteracy Worldwide 1 $100
Project Open Hand 12 $54,550
Project On Government Oversight (POGO) 2 $3,330
Project Kesher 1 $500
Project K9 Hero 1 $100
Project IX, Inc. 1 $10,000
Project Inform Inc. AKA P.I. 2 $20,000
Project Drawdown 1 $360
Project AVARY Inc. 1 $3,500
Project Amigo 1 $500
Progressive Foundation 2 $833
Progeria Research Foundation 1 $200
Producers Club of Maryland Inc. 1 $250
Producers Associates 1 $500
Pro Publica, Inc. 8 $3,051,150
Pro Kids Golf Academy Inc. - AKA First Tee of San Diego 1 $5,000
Prisoner Visitation and Support 2 $1,033
Prison University Project Inc. 3 $6,100
Princeton University 2 $12,000
Princess Project 1 $1,000
Pride Law Fund 2 $2,000
Prevent Child Abuse America 1 $100
Prescott Circus Theatre 1 $1,500
Presbyterian Church USA A Corp DBA Stony Point Center 1 $150
Prep for Prep 1 $1,500
PRC (Positive Resource Center) 1 $100
Prager University Foundation 3 $201,000
Power Shift Network 1 $1,000
Pound Puppy Rescue 1 $300
Postpartum Support International 2 $1,000
Positive Resource Center 1 $250
Positive Coaching Alliance 5 $8,210
Portola Valley Schools Foundation 2 $3,800
PORCH Chapel Hill-Carrboro 1 $150
Population Services International 1 $100
Population Media Center 1 $2,950
Population Connection 3 $1,050
Pomona College 2 $5,200
Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center 1 $300
Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School 2 $5,000
Polyphony Foundation 2 $27,500
Pollinator Partnership 2 $1,100
Policy Impact 1 $100,000
Point Reyes National Seashore Association 1 $250
Point Lobos Foundation 1 $250
Point Blue Conservation Science 2 $1,100
Pocket Opera Inc. 3 $2,600
Ploughshares Fund 6 $39,500
Playworks Education Energized, aka Playworks 2 $280
PlayGround Inc. 7 $16,696
Plastic Surgery Foundation 1 $10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation 110 $152,434
Pixie Parents 1 $100
PIVOT Works, Inc. 1 $75,000
Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation 1 $1,000
Pilchuck Glass School 1 $7,500
Pikesville Senior Center Council 1 $1,000
Piece By Piece 2 $3,000
Pie Ranch 1 $105,000
Physicians for Social Responsibility San Francisco Bay Area Chapter 3 $1,883
Physicians for Human Rights 4 $3,180
Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, Inc. 1 $100
Philos Project Inc. 1 $100,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 4 $5,550
Philanthropy Workshop 1 $1,000
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement AKA PACE 1 $10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation 1 $1,000
Philadelphia School 3 $30,000
PFLAG National 1 $1,250
Pets Lifeline Inc. 1 $250
Pets in Need 3 $2,200
Petaluma Educational Foundation 2 $4,000
Pet Matchmaker Rescue South 1 $200
Pet Adoption Fund 1 $500
Pesticide Action Network North America 1 $1,750
Pescadero Education Foundation 1 $1,000
Performing Stars of Marin 1 $3,500
Performing Arts Workshop Inc. 3 $4,300
Performing Animal Welfare Society 1 $500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals 5 $6,060
People for the American Way Foundation 5 $2,650
People for Open Space, Inc./Greenbelt Alliance 7 $20,250
Peninsula Volunteers Inc. 2 $3,500
Peninsula Temple Sholom 21 $51,220
Peninsula Temple Beth-El 48 $184,403
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association 1 $1,000
Peninsula Sinai Congregation 13 $17,891
Peninsula Open Space Trust 16 $65,350
Peninsula Jewish Community Center 15 $25,900
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA 6 $21,000
Peninsula Family Service 3 $1,750
Peninsula Family Connections 1 $121,992
Peninsula Bridge Program 3 $13,500

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