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 Grants Total Amountsort descending
Trust for Hidden Villa 2 $200
University of Sydney USA Foundation 1 $200
Urban Roots 1 $200
Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent DBA W.O.M.A.N., Inc. 1 $200
Free Software Foundation, Inc. 1 $200
Friends of Straus Park Inc. 1 $200
Geyserville Volunteer Firefighters' Association 1 $200
American Humane Association (American Humane Society) 2 $200
Clean Water Fund 1 $200
Northern California Community Loan Fund 1 $200
Pet Matchmaker Rescue South 1 $200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation 1 $200
Action Against Hunger USA 2 $200
Art Works Downtown, Inc. 1 $200
East Bay College Fund 2 $200
Friends of the River Foundation 2 $200
Outdoor Art Club 1 $200
Palo Alto History Museum 1 $200
San Diego Foundation 1 $200
Hospital De La Familia Foundation 2 $200
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic AKA Learning Ally 1 $200
Better Beginnings Inc. 1 $200
Dry Creek Valley Association 1 $200
Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California 1 $200
All Join Hands Foundation, LTD. 2 $200
Belvedere Cove Foundation 2 $200
Dempsey Center 1 $200
First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta 1 $200
Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy 2 $200
Theater Barn Inc. 1 $200
Appeal of the Nobel Peace Laureates Foundation 1 $200
Cap & Gown Project 1 $200
KOCE-TV Foundation DBA PBS SoCal 1 $200
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation 1 $200
Balboa High School Alumni Association 1 $200
Harvard Magazine, Inc. 2 $200
Heart to Heart International Children's Medical Alliance 2 $200
Shriners Hospitals for Children 2 $200
Alliance for Smiles International, Inc. 1 $200
Bay Area Legal Aid 1 $200
Bayview-Hunters Point Community Legal AKA Open Door Legal 1 $200
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights 2 $200
Journey Home Foundation 1 $200
Legal Services for Children Inc. 1 $200
San Francisco Suicide Prevention 1 $200
Tannery Pond Concerts Corporation 1 $200
Arcata House Partnership 1 $200
Easterseals 2 $200
Winters Friends of the Library 1 $200
Acalanes Booster Club 1 $200
Adventure Cycling Association 1 $200
Mending Faces 1 $200
Mesorah Heritage Foundation 2 $200
San Francisco Beautiful 1 $200
Adventures in Missions Inc. 1 $200
Barrington Stage Co. Inc. 1 $200
Coleman Children and Youth Services (Coleman Advocates) 2 $200
Farm School Inc. 2 $200
New England Conservatory of Music 1 $200
NEXT (North East Exchange Team) Village SF 1 $200
Riverside Park Conservancy Inc. 1 $200
Bay Area Rescue Mission 1 $200
Big Brothers Big Sisters 1 $200
Community Television of Southern California DBA KCET 1 $200
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Headquarters 2 $200
Southern California Public Radio 1 $200
Team Rubicon 2 $200
University of San Diego 1 $200
Women Employed Institute 1 $200
Community Alliance for Special Education 1 $200
Congregation Bet Haverim 1 $200
McDowell Sonoran Land Conservancy 2 $200
Children's Defense Fund AKA CDF 2 $200
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. 2 $200
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees 1 $200
Progeria Research Foundation 1 $200
Youth Community Service Inc. 2 $225
City of Hope National Medical Center 1 $225
Society Hill Synagogue 2 $236
Congregation Bais Yisroel 2 $236
St. Helena Farmers Market 1 $250
The Compassionate Friends (After a Child Dies) 1 $250
U.S. Committee Sports for Israel DBA Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel 1 $250
Variety - The Children's Charity 1 $250
Cheetah Conservation Fund 1 $250
Community Board Program DBA Community Boards 1 $250
Jews United for Justice 1 $250
Napa Valley Museum 1 $250
Sharsheret, Inc. 1 $250
Vascular Cures 1 $250
Convergence Network Inc. 1 $250
Family Equality Council 1 $250
In Defense of Animals 1 $250
Otter Project 1 $250
Rhoda Goetz Foundation Inc. 1 $250
Rotaplast International, Inc. 1 $250
St. John's School 1 $250
Berkeley Partners for Parks 1 $250
Direct Relief International 1 $250
Menorah Legacy Foundation 1 $250

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