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 name Total Grants Total Amountsort descending
Houston Public Media Foundation 1 $100
Ida Crown Jewish Academy Endowment Foundation 1 $100
Kaal Kadosh Mickve Israel 1 $100
Library Foundation of Los Angeles 1 $100
National Sailing Center Hall of Fame & Museum Inc. 1 $100
New York Public Library 1 $100
Prevent Child Abuse America 1 $100
San Francisco Rescue Mission 1 $100
University of Cincinnati Foundation 1 $100
American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad Inc. (AYUDA) 1 $100
Cathedral School For Boys 1 $100
City of Hope 1 $100
Enriching Lives through Music 1 $100
Exploring New Horizons 1 $100
Family Place 1 $100
Girl Be Heard Institute 1 $100
Jewish Family Service of New Haven 1 $100
John Muir Land Trust 1 $100
National Association for Urban Debate Leagues 1 $100
Non-Profit Technology Enterprise Network 1 $100
Pixie Parents 1 $100
Project K9 Hero 1 $100
Veterans Legal Institute 1 $100
Alzheimer's Foundation of America Inc. 1 $100
Bridgton Community Center 1 $100
Chicago Public Media Inc. 1 $100
Connecticut College 1 $100
Food for Thought 1 $100
Marin Conservation League 1 $100
Sun Publishing Company 1 $100
Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture 1 $100
Entertainment Industry Foundation 1 $100
Eye to Eye, Inc. 1 $100
Family Service Agency of San Francisco AKA Felton Institute 1 $100
Institute of Current World Affairs Inc. 1 $100
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews 1 $100
Lawyers for Good Government Foundation AKA L4GG Foundation 1 $100
Population Services International 1 $100
San Jose Public Library Foundation 1 $100
SOS Children's Villages - USA 1 $100
University Synagogue 1 $100
AquAbility Inc. 1 $100
Child Development Institute 1 $100
Environmental Action Committee of West Marin 1 $100
Foodcorps, Inc. 1 $100
Friends of Pinnacle Peak Park 1 $100
Greyhound Friends for Life 1 $100
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School 1 $100
Jester & Pharley Phund 1 $100
Simmons College 1 $100
Tali Fund Inc. 1 $100
UNRWA USA (UNRWA USA National Committee) 1 $100
Western Rivers Conservancy 1 $100
California Lawyers for the Arts 1 $100
Congregation Beth Israel - Worcester 1 $100
Honor Flight Bay Area Foundation 1 $100
Kids Included Together San Diego aka KIT 1 $100
Pathway School 1 $100
ProLiteracy Worldwide 1 $100
StoryCorps, Inc. 1 $100
Temple Hesed 1 $100
World Vision 1 $100
American Red Cross, Silicon Valley Chapter 1 $100
Bananas Incorporated 1 $100
Community Partners For Affordable Housing (CPAH) 1 $100
EAH Housing 1 $100
Environmental Forum 1 $100
International House AKA I-House - New York 1 $100
Kids V Cancer 1 $100
NewCAJE, Inc. 1 $100
Orion Society AKA Orion Magazine 1 $100
Seeds of South Sudan 1 $100
Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness 1 $100
Trinity Episcopal Church 1 $100
Turn 2 U Inc. AKA The Last Mile 1 $100
Water.org 1 $100
Women's Recovery Services 1 $100
Aish Hatorah Jerusalem Fund, Inc. 1 $100
Amigos de las Americas Peninsula Chapter 1 $100
Cityteam Ministries 1 $100
Farm Sanctuary Inc. 1 $100
Forests Forever Foundation 1 $100
Israel Cancer Research Fund 1 $100
MayView Community Health Center 1 $100
Mendocino Land Trust Incorporated 1 $100
ProsthetiKA Foundation 1 $100
Temple Judea 1 $100
Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice 1 $100
Acalanes Choral Boosters Incorporated 1 $100
American Conference of Cantors, Inc. 1 $100
American Friends of LIBI, Inc. 1 $100
Brooke USA Inc 1 $100
Congregation Kol Tefillah 1 $100
Friends Of School Of The Arts Foundation 1 $100
Kurts Fund aka Kurt + Peter Foundation 1 $100
Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, Inc. 1 $100
Sand Lake Center for the Arts Circle Theatre Players, Inc. 1 $100
Valley of the Moon Festival 1 $100
Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, Inc. 1 $100
Women's Therapy Center Inc. 1 $100

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