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 Grantssort descending Total Amount
San Jose Media Community Media Access Corporation 1 $1,000
Search for Common Ground 1 $500
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States 1 $500
Shining Hope for Communities Inc. 1 $500
Sonoma Valley Community Health Center 1 $82,000
Spikenard Farm, Inc. 1 $10,000
St. Luke's Wood River Foundation 1 $1,000
Synergy School 1 $2,500
Temple Beth Am 1 $180
TSNE MissionWorks 1 $25,000
UC Santa Cruz 1 $2,000
University of Cincinnati Foundation 1 $100
University of Washington Foundation 1 $25,000
US Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology AKA 1 $500
Veterans Legal Institute 1 $100
West Marin Community Services 1 $500
Women's Community Clinic 1 $1,500
World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Jewish Organizations Inc. 1 $500
Yeshiva University of Los Angeles Boys High School 1 $5,000
Zemer Chai, Washington's Jewish Community Chorus Inc. 1 $180
AB Community 1 $5,000
Ada's Cafe 1 $500
Alzheimer's Foundation of America Inc. 1 $100
American Friends of Darche Noam Inc. 1 $1,800
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering 1 $500
American Zionist Movement Inc. 1 $180
bay.org AKA BayEcotarium 1 $500
Better Health East Bay FKA Alta Bates Summit Foundation 1 $2,000
Black Womens Blueprint, Inc. 1 $30,000
Bridgton Community Center 1 $100
Building Opportunities for Self- Sufficiency 1 $1,000
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. 1 $500
Cantata Collective Inc. 1 $1,000
Center for the Study of Services (Consumers' Checkbook) 1 $150
Chicago Public Media Inc. 1 $100
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated 1 $1,000
City of Hope 1 $300
Climate Leadership Council 1 $1,000
Congregation Beth Israel - Austin 1 $1,000
Connecticut College 1 $100
Darby Bread Box 1 $750
Dempsey Center 1 $200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program 1 $150
East Oakland Community Project 1 $500
Eisenhower Medical Center 1 $1,000
Enterprise for High School Students AKA Enterprise for Youth 1 $1,000
Family Service Agency of Marin County 1 $20,000
First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta 1 $200
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Inc. 1 $2,000
Freedom Service Dogs Inc. 1 $500
Friends of Vancouver Foundation 1 $20,500
Girl Be Heard Institute 1 $100
Good People Fund 1 $10,200
Green Street Rescue 1 $1,000
Habonim Camp Association Inc. 1 $500
Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs 1 $250
Homeless Garden Project 1 $275
Idea Wild 1 $1,500
Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc. 1 $10,000
International Community Foundation 1 $900,000
Iowa Genealogical Society 1 $750
Israel Tennis Centers Foundation, Inc. 1 $1,000
Jerusalem Chesed Foundation 1 $3,000
Jewish Family Service of New Haven 1 $100
John Muir Land Trust 1 $100
Kabbalah Centres of the United States Inc. 1 $5,000
Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center (KS Wild) 1 $1,000
Lawfare Institute 1 $10,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County 1 $1,000
Live Oak Institute 1 $500
LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation 1 $20,000
Management Center 1 $150,000
Marin Community Music School 1 $250
Math-Science Nucleus 1 $150
Medic Mobile Inc. 1 $15,000
Motivating Inspiring Supporting and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth AKA MI 1 $2,000
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A living Memorial to the Holocaust 1 $500
National Association for Urban Debate Leagues 1 $100
National Institute of Transplantation Foundation 1 $1,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association 1 $2,500
Non-Profit Technology Enterprise Network 1 $100
Oaktown Jazz Workshops 1 $3,000
Oregon Health and Science University 1 $150,000
Outwords Archive 1 $8,000
Pacific School of Religion 1 $150
Pearlstone Conference And Retreat Center 1 $2,500
PFLAG National 1 $1,250
Pixie Parents 1 $100
Project K9 Hero 1 $100
Raleigh-Cary Jewish Federation Inc. 1 $500
Remedy Autism 1 $20,000
Rufus Porter Museum Inc. 1 $150
San Francisco Landmark Fund 1 $300
San Francisco SafeHouse 1 $300
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. 1 $500
SF Elite Soccer Club 1 $250
Shir Hadash, Inc. 1 $250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund - SV2 1 $10,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, Inc. 1 $25,000
St. Peter and Paul Conference Society of St. Vincent de Paul 1 $500

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