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
Upwardly Global 1 $275
Homeless Garden Project 1 $275
PTSA Palo Alto School District 1 $275
Playworks Education Energized, aka Playworks 2 $280
Roots of Peace 2 $280
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati 2 $280
Sonoma Ecology Center 2 $280
Friends of the Arava Institute 2 $280
Chai Preschool Inc. 2 $280
American Friends of the Open University of Israel, Inc. 2 $280
Sunny Hills Services 1 $283
Baykeeper 1 $283
Art and Remembrance Inc. 1 $295
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation 1 $300
Global Jewish Assistance and Relief Network (JAR) 1 $300
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation 2 $300
Maplight 1 $300
1 Grain to 1000 Grains 1 $300
Electronic Frontier Foundation Inc. 2 $300
Jewish Agency for Israel - North American Council 1 $300
Ocean Conservancy 2 $300
Los Altos Community Foundation 2 $300
Mozilla Foundation 2 $300
De Marillac Academy 1 $300
Lamplighters Music Theatre 1 $300
Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center 1 $300
Siena School 1 $300
Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center 1 $300
North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue 1 $300
Israel Children's Cancer Foundation Inc. 1 $300
Pound Puppy Rescue 1 $300
Florida Health Justice Project 1 $300
Marin Music Chest 1 $300
Cancer Research Institute 1 $300
Cranbrook Educational Community 1 $300
Kingswood Oxford School Inc. 1 $300
Multiple Sclerosis Society Northern California Chapter 2 $300
National Council of Jewish Women 1 $300
Urban Justice Center 1 $300
Dan Foundation Inc. DBA Divers Alert Network 2 $300
Forward Together 1 $300
Rotacare Bay Area, Inc. 1 $300
Sequoia Hospital Foundation 1 $300
Sonoma Humane Society 1 $300
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco 1 $300
JBI International, Inc. dba Jewish Braille Institute 2 $300
Our Family Coalition 1 $300
Berkeley Public Library Foundation 1 $300
California Public Interest Research Education Fund Inc. 2 $300
City of Belvedere 1 $300
Family Link 1 $300
Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center 1 $300
Young Dreamer Network 1 $300
AARP Foundation 1 $300
California Heritage Council 1 $300
Democracy Now 1 $300
Green Science Policy Institute 1 $300
Mathewson Street United Methodist Church 1 $300
City of Hope 1 $300
San Francisco Landmark Fund 1 $300
San Francisco SafeHouse 1 $300
Ability Now Bay Area 2 $350
AmeriCares Foundation 2 $350
Youth in Arts 1 $350
Ignite 1 $350
Vietnam Foundation 1 $350
Lutheran Volunteer Corps 1 $350
National Museum of Women in the Arts 2 $350
National Women's History Museum 2 $350
San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Foundation 2 $350
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide 1 $350
GlobalGiving Foundation 2 $350
Marin Interfaith Council Inc. 2 $350
Friends and Foundation St. Helena Public Library 2 $350
Center for National Independence in Politics AKA Vote Smart 2 $350
AFS-USA, Inc. 2 $350
Juniper Productions of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia 1 $350
Marin Shakespeare Company 2 $350
Bethany Center Foundation of San Francisco 2 $350
Hospice of the East Bay 2 $350
Partners for Progressive Israel 2 $350
Hidden Genius Project 1 $350
Tufts College 2 $350
Ezer Mizion Inc. 1 $360
Usher 1F Collaborative Inc. 1 $360
Jewish Free Loan Association, Los Angeles 1 $360
Congregation Adat Yeshurun 1 $360
Boulder Community Broadcast Association Inc., aka KGNU Radio 1 $360
Congregation Am Echad 1 $360
Texas Civil Rights Project 1 $360
Valley Beth Shalom 1 $360
Jewish Communities of Western, CT 1 $360
Southern Documentary Fund 1 $360
Share Our Strength 1 $360
Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Temecula Valley 1 $360
Croatan Institute 1 $360
Free the Slaves Inc. 1 $360
Project Drawdown 1 $360
Chochmat Halev 1 $360
Edgewood Center For Children And Families 2 $380

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