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 annually and through our endowed funds. The Federation also stewards and administers donor-advised grants through personal philanthropic vehicles under our management, including over 1050 Donor Advised Funds and 32 Supporting Foundations, which support Jewish and broader causes to local, national, and international organizations.

Jewish Engagement

Working with our partners, we ensure belonging, create “onramps” to Jewish life that build connections and help organizations build networks and pathways for young people to access Jewish opportunities.

For the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the Federation provided $4,561,766 in direct grants to dramatically increase the engagement in Jewish life.

Grants

A Wider Bridge
Jewish Coalition for Literacy
Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County
Keshet Inc.
Limmud Bay Area
Northern California Board of Rabbis
Bay Area Friendship Circle
Congregation Ner Shalom
Jewish LearningWorks
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County
At The Well
Campus Initiative on Israel Engagement
Hillel at Berkeley
Hillel at Chico
Hillel at Davis and Sacramento
Hillel at San Francisco
 

 

Grants Continued...

Hillel of Silicon Valley
Hillel of Sonoma County
Hillel at Stanford
Hillel Foundation-Santa Cruz
OneTable
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
The Birthright Israel Foundation
Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma
Jewish Baby Network
Sonoma Jewish Concierge
Wilderness Torah

Programs
Culture of Belonging 
Jewish Teen Foundation
SF Diller Teen Fellows
Scholarship Management
Israel Engagement
Young Adult Engagement
Early Childhood Education Initiative
Family Connectors
PJ Library

 


*$40,000 over two years to Bais Menachem, Brandeis Marin, Brandeis School of SF, Contra Costa Jewish Day School, Hausner Jewish Day School, Jewish Community High School, Kehillah High School, Oakland Hebrew Day School, South Peninsula Hebrew Day School, and Wornick Jewish Day School. Funds will be used for cohort leadership, coaching and curriculum.

 

Sources of funding include:
Annual Operating Funds
Community Scholarship Grants 
Restricted Endowment Funds
Teen Initiative
Campus Initiative

Fostering Resilient Communities

Utilize our resources to adapt to environmental changes, withstand adversity, ensure our well-being, and thrive in the face of change. We do this by securing the Jewish ecosystem, investing in diverse leadership, strengthening community relations, and building shared responsibility for our future.

For the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the Federation has provided a projected $3,678,992 in direct grants in the area of fostering resilient and secure Jewish communities.

Grants
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center
Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County
Jewish Family and Children's Services
Jewish Vocational Services
Shalom Bayit
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc
J - The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California
Jewish Community Relations Council
Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California
The Jewish Federations of North America

 

Programs
Advocacy and Human Services
Jewish Community Security 
Leadership Development  
North Bay Wildfire Emergency Response
 


Sources of funding include:

Annual Operating Funds
Community Scholarship Grants
Impact Grants Initiatives
Restricted Endowment Funds

Israel

Strengthening Israeli society by bringing the “tribes” of Israel (secular, religious, ultra-Orthodox, and Arab) into each other’s spheres through leadership development, community organizing, and partnerships to foster deeper understandings of the “other” and inspire Israelis of all backgrounds to work together towards a more cohesive future.

For the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the Federation has provided a projected $1,713,411 in direct grants in the area of creating a shared society in Israel.

Grants
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.
Association for Change in Education
AvraTech
BINA
Hinam Center for Social Tolerance (Mechavnim Lemala)
Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism
Jewish Community Relations Council
ITIM
Gvanim
Ma'ase Center Association
Matan - Invest in the Community (United Way Israel)
Moona a Space for change
Negev Institute For Strategies Of Peace And Development (NISPED)
Nivcharot
Rothschild Caesarea Foundation
Shaharit
Small Grants to Israeli Organizations for Capacity Building
Tebeka - Advocacy for Equality & Justice for EthiopianIsraelis
The Institute for Democratic Education
 

 

Programs
Israel Impact
 

Sources of funding include:

Annual Operating Funds
Restricted Endowment Funds

View the Federation's Policy on Israel-Related Programming

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 2019 Grantmaking Report

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, in 2019 the Federation facilitated 10,050 grants from donor-advised funds and supporting foundations, totaling $175,078,668. 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.

View 2018 grants

Arts/Culture/Humanities

1,294 grants totaling $9,388,906

Education

1,641 grants totaling $27,569,564

Environment/Animals

744 grants totaling $17,698,729

Health

1,054 grants totaling $15,279,197

Human Services

1,511 grants totaling $11,768,076

Public/Society Benefit

2,598 grants totaling $79,923,414

Religion

1,208 grants totaling $13,450,797
Grantee name Total Grants Total Amountsort descending
St. Helena Farmers Market 1 $100
Temple Bat Yahm 1 $100
Carter Center 1 $100
Feeding America 1 $100
New Rochelle Public Library Foundation 1 $100
Clerestory 1 $100
North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue 1 $100
World Animal Protection 1 $100
American Lung Association 1 $100
BrightFocus Foundation 1 $100
Heart to Heart International Children's Medical Alliance 1 $100
Usher 1F Collaborative 1 $100
Bim Bam FKA G-dcast 1 $100
Chinatown Community Development Center 1 $100
Consumers' Checkbook 1 $100
Moraga Education Foundation 1 $100
National Domestic Workers Alliance 1 $100
North Bay Organizing Project 1 $100
Kaal Kadosh Mickve Israel 1 $100
California ChangeLawyers 1 $100
San Francisco Rescue Mission 1 $100
Pathway School 1 $100
The Riekes Center 1 $100
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue 1 $100
North Shore Animal League America 1 $100
Consumers Union of United States 1 $100
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center 1 $100
Berkeley Food Network 1 $100
Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) 1 $100
Rise Together Education 1 $100
SuperYou FUNdation 1 $100
Friends of School of the Arts Foundation 1 $100
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation 1 $100
National Federation of the Blind 1 $100
Paws for Purple Hearts 1 $100
Visiting Nurse Service of New York 1 $100
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation 1 $100
The American Civil Liberties Union Fund of the District of Columbia 1 $100
Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma 1 $100
JCC Association of North America 1 $100
Home and Hope 1 $100
The Marsh, A Breeding Ground for New Performance 1 $100
National Park Trust 1 $100
Epilepsy Foundation of America 1 $100
Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti 1 $100
Progeria Research Foundation 1 $100
America-Israel Friendship League 1 $100
Family Foundation Charitable Trust 1 $100
Freedom from Hunger 1 $100
Health Alliance International 1 $100
Palo Alto Community Eruv 1 $100
ChildFund International 1 $100
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International 1 $100
Mendocino Land Trust 1 $100
Vida Verde Nature Education 1 $100
Jester & Pharley Phund 1 $100
Project HEAL - Help to Eat, Accept & Live 1 $100
American Camping Association 1 $100
Annunciation House 1 $100
World Vision 1 $100
Temple Beth Emet 1 $100
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project 1 $100
AFS-USA 1 $100
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County 1 $100
Doggie Protective Services for Homeless Tails 1 $100
Farm Sanctuary 1 $100
Mid Klamath Watershed Council 1 $100
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center 1 $100
Project Hope 1 $100
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews 1 $100
Listening for a Change 1 $100
Meadowlark Hills Foundation 1 $100
San Jose Public Library Foundation 1 $100
Congregation B'nai Tzedek 1 $100
National Boy Scouts of America Council 1 $100
California Music Center 1 $100
Interlochen Center for the Arts 1 $100
Open Dance Project 1 $100
Oregon State University Foundation 1 $100
Fawn Rescue 1 $100
American Diabetes Association 1 $100
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland 1 $100
Community Change 1 $100
Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa 1 $100
Trans Lifeline 1 $100
42nd Street Moon 1 $100
Chicago Public Media 1 $100
Northern Baptist Theological Seminary 1 $100
Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter 1 $100
Multiple Sclerosis Society Northern California Chapter 1 $100
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition 1 $100
Operation Walk Los Angeles 1 $100
Berkeley East Bay Humane Society 1 $108
Society Hill Synagogue 1 $118
Insight Meditation Community of Washington 1 $118
World Food Program 1 $118
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area 1 $118
Etz Chaim Synagogue 1 $118
Congregation Bais Yisroel 1 $118
Kavod 1 $118

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