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 namesort descending Total Grants Total Amount
Prisoner Visitation and Support 2 $1,033
Pro Kids Golf Academy Inc. - AKA First Tee of San Diego 1 $5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. 8 $3,051,150
Producers Associates 1 $500
Producers Club of Maryland Inc. 1 $250
Progeria Research Foundation 1 $200
Progressive Foundation 2 $833
Project Amigo 1 $500
Project AVARY Inc. 1 $3,500
Project Drawdown 1 $360
Project Inform Inc. AKA P.I. 2 $20,000
Project IX, Inc. 1 $10,000
Project K9 Hero 1 $100
Project Kesher 1 $500
Project On Government Oversight (POGO) 2 $3,330
Project Open Hand 12 $54,550
ProLiteracy Worldwide 1 $100
Prostate Cancer Foundation 4 $1,538
ProsthetiKA Foundation 1 $100
Protect Democracy Project 4 $230,400
Protect Our Defenders Foundation 1 $25,000
Proteus Fund, Inc. 1 $1,000
Provide, Inc. 1 $500
PRX Incorporated 1 $100
PS1 Contemporary Art Center Inc. 1 $10,000
Psychoanalytic Institute Of Northern California 2 $35,400
Psychotherapy Institute 2 $28,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc. 6 $7,900
PTA Oregon Congress 2 $750
PTSA Palo Alto School District 1 $275
Public Advocates, Inc. 2 $1,150
Public Concern Foundation Inc. 1 $180
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility 2 $4,780
Public Health Institute 1 $1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur AKA Puente 2 $600
Push-2-Excel 3 $10,018
Putah Creek Council, Inc. 1 $1,000
Quantum Leap Healthcare Collaborative 1 $2,500
Queens Centers for Progress FKA United Cerebral Palsy of Queens 1 $100
Quilliam Foundation 1 $10,000
Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation 1 $20,000
Rainforest Action Network 2 $5,650
Rainforest Connection 1 $1,400
Rainforest Trust 2 $20,000
Raleigh-Cary Jewish Federation Inc. 1 $500
Ramah Darom, Inc. 2 $25,720
Ramapo For Children 1 $5,000
Rape Trauma Services 3 $1,600
Raphael House of San Francisco Inc. 2 $3,500
Rashi School, Inc. 2 $62,800
Ravenswood City School District 2 $1,000
Ray of Light Theatre 2 $1,000
Reach Out and Read, Inc. 1 $500
Reading Partners 1 $2,500
Reading Village 1 $180
Rebecca Stenn Company 1 $600
Reboot, Inc. 5 $28,500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula 5 $5,850
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College & Jewish Reconstructionist Communities 1 $5,000
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic AKA Learning Ally 1 $200
Redford Center, Inc. 2 $10,180
Redwood Cooperative School 1 $10,000
Redwood Empire Food Bank 3 $2,100
Redwood Gospel Missions 1 $500
Redwood High School Foundation 2 $8,000
Redwood Justice Fund 1 $500
Redwood Symphony 1 $1,000
Redwoods - A Community of Seniors AKA The Redwoods 3 $1,280
Reed Schools Foundation 2 $3,250
Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) 15 $26,280
Refugee Home Project, Inc. 2 $9,500
Refugees International 2 $2,083
Regeneration Project AKA Interfaith Power & Light 1 $1,000
Regeneration, Inc. DBA Regeneration Education 1 $25,000
Regents of the University of California 1 $150,000
Remake 1 $500
Remedy Autism 1 $20,000
Remote Area Medical 2 $610
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center 1 $1,500
REPORT, Inc. AKA American Friends of NGO Monitor Inc. 3 $65,280
Representation Project 1 $7,500
Resonance Project 2 $750
Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) 1 $500
Resources Legacy Fund 1 $500,000
ReSurge International 1 $1,000
Rethink the Conversation Ltd. 1 $250
Rett Syndrome Research Trust, Inc. 1 $100
Reutlinger Community 1 $200
Rhoda Goetz Foundation Inc. 1 $250
Rhythm Section Drumlines, Inc. 1 $2,500
Richmond Torah Center - Chabad 13 $8,900
Richmond-Ermet Foundation 1 $5,000
Richstone Center Inc. 2 $4,000
Ride And Tie Association 1 $5,000
Ridgefield Library Association, Inc. 1 $1,000
Right to Be Free 1 $10,000
Rimon Club, Inc. DBA Club Z 6 $9,360
Rising Sun Energy Center 1 $2,500
Rivers School Corp. 2 $5,500
Riverside Park Conservancy Inc. 1 $200

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