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
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank 37 $121,116
San Geronimo Valley Community Center 2 $26,250
San Jose Downtown 1 $2,500
San Jose Media Community Media Access Corporation 1 $1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. 1 $500
San Jose Museum Of Art Association 1 $10,000
San Jose Public Library Foundation 1 $100
San Jose Wind Symphony 1 $500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation 7 $2,350
San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Foundation 2 $350
San Mateo Public Library Foundation 1 $500
Sand Lake Center for the Arts Circle Theatre Players, Inc. 1 $100
Sandler Foundation 1 $358,000
Santa Clara University 4 $20,860
Santa Rosa Symphony Association 1 $2,500
Sarah's Circle 3 $1,300
Savannah Country Day School Inc. 1 $150
Save a Child's Heart Foundation U.S., Inc. 1 $100
Save Mount Diablo 2 $10,000
Save the Bay 8 $2,150
Save the Children Federation 3 $1,200
Save the Chimps 2 $6,800
Save the Redwoods League 17 $86,700
Save the Waves Coalition 1 $160
Save Venice, Inc. 3 $12,500
SBP 1 $1,000
Schechter Institutes, Inc. 5 $23,710
ScholarMatch 3 $58,031
Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, Inc. 1 $3,000
School for Ethics and Global Leadership 1 $250
School of Arts and Culture at MHP (SAC) 1 $5,000
Schools for Children of the World 1 $830
Sculpture Center, Inc. 2 $14,850
Seacology 5 $23,150
Search and Care, Inc. 1 $500
Search for Common Ground 1 $500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties 39 $79,243
Seed Savers Exchange, Inc. 1 $1,000
SEEDS Community Resolution Center AKA East Bay Community Mediation 1 $1,000
Seeds of Peace, Inc. 1 $5,000
Seeds of Peace, Inc. 3 $450
Seeds of South Sudan 1 $100
Sefaria 1 $1,800
Sempervirens Fund 7 $2,500
Senior Access 2 $5,500
Senior Adults Legal Assistance 1 $100
Senior Advocacy Services 1 $180
Sequoia Hospital Foundation 1 $300
Service Year Exchange Inc. 1 $25,000
Seton Hall University 1 $1,000
Seva Foundation 1 $750
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States 1 $500
SF Elite Soccer Club 1 $250
Shadhika 1 $500
ShadowLight Productions 1 $3,600
Shady Side Academy 1 $5,000
Shakespeare Play On AKA Santa Cruz Shakespeare 1 $180
Shakespeare-San Francisco AKA San Francisco Shakespeare Festival 2 $2,600
Shalem Foundation 1 $540
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America 9 $205,540
Shalom School 1 $1,000
Shanti Project 3 $600
Share Our Strength 1 $360
Sharsheret, Inc. 1 $250
Shasta Regional Community Foundation 1 $5,000
She-Can 2 $1,500
Shelter Box USA 2 $1,150
Shining Hope for Communities Inc. 1 $500
Shir Hadash, Inc. 1 $250
Shirat Hayam 1 $2,000
Shoresh Inc. 1 $500
Shriners Hospitals for Children 2 $200
Sicha 1 $2,700
Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness 1 $100
Siena School 1 $300
Sierra Club Foundation 12 $1,007,130
Sierra County Arts Council 1 $2,000
Sierra Watch 2 $1,000
Silent Film Festival 1 $2,500
Silicon Valley Community Foundation 1 $200
Silicon Valley De-Bug 1 $10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation 1 $10,000
Silicon Valley FACES 1 $2,500
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival 9 $28,610
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund - SV2 1 $10,000
Silver Spring Village Inc. 1 $250
Simchat Shabbat 2 $1,100
Simmons College 1 $100
Simon Wiesenthal Center 11 $5,043
Sinai Memorial Chapel - Chevra Kadisha 7 $32,400
Sinai Special Needs Institute DBA Sinai Schools 1 $500
Siskiyou Field Institute 1 $1,000
Sister Carmen Community Center Inc. 1 $540
Skidmore College 2 $20,000
Skirball Cultural Center 3 $205,000
Sky's the Limit Fund 1 $1,000
Slide Ranch 3 $13,200
Slingshot Fund Inc. 7 $41,000
Smile Train, Inc. 4 $950
Smith College 2 $100,000

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