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
Schechter Institutes, Inc. 5 $23,710
10,000 Degrees 5 $77,500
San Francisco Unified School District - KALW 5 $2,600
Congregation Beth Sholom of Napa Valley 5 $5,322
Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs 5 $205,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation 5 $12,750
San Francisco University High School 5 $7,800
Access Institute for Psychological Services 5 $68,700
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco 5 $5,200
Marin Academy 5 $7,000
Music in Schools Today 5 $8,500
Tzedakah Fund 5 $3,800
Battery Foundation 5 $22,000
Environmental Volunteers 5 $9,700
Hand in Hand: American Friends of the Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel 5 $18,180
La Casa De Las Madres 5 $1,850
Rossmoor Fund 5 $600
San Francisco Playhouse 5 $76,850
Citizens Climate Education Corp. 5 $21,200
United Nations Watch - USA 5 $710
70 Faces Media 5 $500
ALDEA: Advancing Local Development through Empowerment and Action 5 $20,980
Breast Cancer Action 5 $8,575
CASA of San Mateo County 5 $5,700
Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, Inc. 5 $2,950
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 6 $4,650
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. 6 $1,680
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc. 6 $7,900
Congregation Emek Beracha 6 $4,750
Keshet Inc. 6 $22,750
UCLA Foundation 6 $79,100
Duke University 6 $532,280
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association 6 $84,000
California State Parks Foundation 6 $3,750
Durham - Chapel Hill Jewish Federation 6 $3,000
North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry Inc. 6 $4,453
San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocate Program 6 $13,000
Tree of Life Congregation 6 $3,330
Aim High for High School 6 $18,550
Marin General Hospital Foundation 6 $20,800
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 6 $22,660
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (multiple chapters) 6 $3,000
Rimon Club, Inc. DBA Club Z 6 $9,360
B'nai B'rith International 6 $5,750
Commonwealth Club of California 6 $24,100
Lehrhaus Judaica 6 $543,033
Marin Humane Society 6 $3,280
Ploughshares Fund 6 $39,500
Kulanu, Inc. 6 $73,623
San Francisco Film Society 6 $5,750
Wounded Warrior Project Inc. 6 $1,100
Jewish Federation of Cleveland 6 $1,020,000
Cal Performances (UC Berkeley) 6 $16,250
JewishGen, Inc. 6 $780
League of Women Voters Education Fund 6 $1,650
College Preparatory School 6 $47,680
InterfaithFamily 6 $17,050
League to Save Lake Tahoe 6 $9,750
Lerner Jewish Community Day School 6 $7,405
American Heart Association 6 $1,180
Beth El Synagogue (Durham) 6 $22,016
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA 6 $21,000
San Francisco Zoological Society 6 $55,500
Avenidas 6 $41,600
California Community Foundation 6 $14,850
JIMENA Inc. 6 $12,300
Slingshot Fund Inc. 7 $41,000
Marin Theatre Company 7 $17,100
University Of Chicago 7 $22,150
Community Initiatives 7 $20,150
Equal Justice Initiative 7 $24,000
American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc. 7 $71,800
Friends of the Urban Forest 7 $3,075
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence 7 $8,930
Middle East Media Research Institute Inc. 7 $52,170
Muttville 7 $9,100
Summer Search 7 $27,000
Washington Institute for Near East Policy 7 $44,500
Global Fund for Women Inc. 7 $5,100
Huckleberry Youth Programs Inc. 7 $49,200
SPUR 7 $72,950
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation 7 $155,000
Camp Ramah (multiple locations) 7 $38,850
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation 7 $26,400
National Center For Lesbian Rights 7 $426,600
People for Open Space, Inc./Greenbelt Alliance 7 $20,250
PlayGround Inc. 7 $16,696
Foundation for Students Rising Above 7 $19,700
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund 7 $6,600
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation 7 $2,350
Jewish Community Free Clinic (Santa Rosa) 7 $4,250
Jewish Funders Network 7 $194,556
Sinai Memorial Chapel - Chevra Kadisha 7 $32,400
Best Buddies International, Inc. 7 $4,300
Union For Reform Judaism 7 $19,600
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund 7 $41,650
Sempervirens Fund 7 $2,500
Children's Council of San Francisco 7 $20,350
University Of San Francisco 7 $63,400
Ecumenical Hunger Program 7 $6,600

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