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
Smithsonian Institution 3 $7,500
Smuin Ballet 2 $11,650
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs SEE Inc. 1 $180
Social Good Fund 3 $800
Social Profit Network 1 $20,000
Society for Science and the Public 2 $1,000
Society Hill Synagogue 2 $236
Society of Israel Philatelists 1 $250
Somesville Library Society 1 $250
Sonoma County Bach Society 1 $25,000
Sonoma Ecology Center 2 $280
Sonoma Humane Society 1 $300
Sonoma Land Trust 1 $10,000
Sonoma Mountain Zen Center 2 $2,500
Sonoma State University 4 $2,100
Sonoma Valley Community Health Center 1 $82,000
Sonoma Valley Education Foundation 2 $3,500
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art 1 $10,000
SOS Children's Villages - USA 1 $100
SOS-Soldier's Organized Services 1 $1,000
Soul Shoppe Programs 1 $1,000
South Coast Children's Services Inc. 1 $1,000
South Florida Academy of Learning Inc. DBA South Florida Jewish Academy 1 $3,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School 2 $5,100
Southern California Public Radio 1 $200
Southern Documentary Fund 1 $360
Southern Exposure 1 $1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. 47 $121,998
Southwest Harbor Public Library 1 $500
Special Olympics Northern California 3 $500
Special Operations Fund 1 $10,000
Spikenard Farm, Inc. 1 $10,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, Inc. 1 $25,000
SPUR 7 $72,950
St. Andrew's - Sewanee School 1 $20,000
St. Anne's Home - Little Sisters of the Poor 1 $10,000
St. Anthony Foundation 10 $49,700
St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room 1 $1,000
St. Baldrick's Foundation 2 $2,100
St. Francis Foundation 1 $500
St. Helena Community Band 1 $100
St. Helena Community Food Pantry 1 $150
St. Helena Farmers Market 1 $250
St. John's Educational Thresholds Center dba Mission Graduates 2 $20,000
St. John's School 1 $250
St. Joseph Home Care Network 1 $500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 9 $22,600
St. Luke's Wood River Foundation 1 $1,000
St. Peter and Paul Conference Society of St. Vincent de Paul 1 $500
St. Theresa Catholic Church & School 1 $15,000
Stagebridge 1 $500
Stand Up Ideas Inc. 1 $5,000
Stand.Earth AKA ForestEthics 1 $250
Stand4Lyme Foundation 1 $500
Stanford Health Care 9 $209,850
Stanford Health Care - Jewish Chaplaincy 11 $12,630
Stanford Jazz Workshop 1 $2,500
Stanford Jewish Center Inc. DBA Rhor Chabad House at Stanford 1 $180
Stanford University 57 $5,003,840
Starcross Monastic Community 2 $783
StarVista 1 $1,000
State Voices 3 $41,000
STEAC (Short Term Emergency Aid Committee) 1 $1,000
Steinberg Institute 2 $25,000
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue 1 $1,000
Stern Grove Festival Association 12 $53,100
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture 1 $500
Storahtelling Lab Shul Inc. 1 $10,000
StoryCorps, Inc. 1 $100
Straus Historical Society, Inc. 1 $2,500
Street Life Ministries 1 $1,000
Street Soccer USA Inc. 1 $2,500
Streetcode Academy 1 $1,000
StrongMinds, Inc. 1 $75,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. 2 $2,750
Studio 70 1 $2,000
Success Center San Francisco 1 $3,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy 1 $1,000
Sukkat Shaleym Inc. 1 $8,000
Sukkat Shalom, Inc. 2 $3,600
Summer Search 7 $27,000
Sun Publishing Company 1 $100
Sundara Fund Inc. 1 $500
Sunflower Hill 2 $2,000
Sunny Hills Services 1 $283
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities 2 $1,800
Surfrider Foundation 3 $16,000
Survivor Mitzvah Project 1 $250
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 2 $1,300
Sustainable Harvest International 1 $150
Sustainable Neighbors Network 1 $5,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice DBA Sutter Care at Home 2 $200
Swarthmore College 2 $55,000
Swim Across America, Inc. 4 $750
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization 2 $1,100
Synergy School 1 $2,500
Syzygy Dance Project 1 $7,000
T'ruah 3 $1,683
Tahirih Justice Center 1 $250
Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation 1 $500

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