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 namesort ascending Total Grants Total Amount
Beyond Nuclear FKA Nuclear Policy Research Institute 2 $783
Beyond Differences 18 $29,190
Betty Ford Center 1 $250
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens 1 $250
Better Health East Bay FKA Alta Bates Summit Foundation 1 $2,000
Better Beginnings Inc. 1 $200
Better Angels Society 1 $500,000
Bethany Center Foundation of San Francisco 2 $350
Beth Longwell Foundation 1 $100
Beth Jacob Congregation Of Oakland 7 $10,040
Beth El Synagogue (Durham) 6 $22,016
Beth El Congregation, Baltimore 1 $1,500
Beth Am Israel 1 $5,000
Bet Tzedek Legal Services 1 $1,000
Best Friends Animal Society 2 $500
Best Buddies International, Inc. 7 $4,300
Berwin Lee London New York Playwrights 1 $25,000
Bernard Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 18 $68,220
Berkshire Community College Foundation Inc. 1 $1,800
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music (Freight & Salvage) 4 $16,700
Berkeley Repertory Theatre 12 $260,500
Berkeley Real Estate Forum 1 $25,000
Berkeley Public Schools Fund 3 $3,280
Berkeley Public Library Foundation 1 $300
Berkeley Partners for Parks 1 $250
Berkeley Music Group 4 $18,000
Berkeley High School Development Group 2 $6,000
Berkeley High Jazz Association 1 $3,000
Berkeley Food & Housing Project 1 $1,000
Berkeley Community Fund 1 $500
Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra 1 $1,200
Berkeley Ballet Theatre Inc. 1 $400
Bentley School 2 $1,100
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice 16 $44,030
Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society 1 $500
Belvedere Tiburon Library Foundation 5 $28,350
Belvedere Cove Foundation 2 $200
Belvedere Community Foundation 3 $25,200
Beloved Builders, Inc. 2 $750
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation DBA School Force 1 $100
Bellefaire Jewish Children's Bureau 1 $10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory 1 $100
Bedford Playhouse Inc. 1 $1,000
Bedford Historical Society 1 $250
Bedford 2020 Coalition 3 $1,750
Beaver Country Day School 1 $1,000
Beate Klarsfeld Foundation 1 $550
Beans Cafe, Inc. 1 $150
BBYO 5 $32,540
Bayview-Hunters Point Community Legal AKA Open Door Legal 1 $200
Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts & Technology 1 $40,000
Baykeeper 1 $283
bay.org AKA BayEcotarium 1 $500
Bay School Of San Francisco 3 $27,650
Bay Nature Institute AKA Bay Nature 2 $850
Bay Institute of San Francisco 1 $100
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative Inc. 3 $10,650
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center 4 $43,000
Bay Area Women Leader Network 3 $3,050
Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee 1 $10,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council 3 $1,350
Bay Area Rescue Mission 1 $200
Bay Area Open Space Council 1 $150
Bay Area Musicals 1 $5,000
Bay Area Music Project 1 $2,000
Bay Area Legal Aid 1 $200
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center 35 $145,128
Bay Area Girls Rock Camp 1 $2,500
Bay Area Friendship Circle 26 $69,340
Bay Area Discovery Museum 1 $250
Bay Area Community Resources 1 $1,000
Bay Area Children's Theatre 1 $250
Bay Area Cancer Connections 8 $33,000
Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients 1 $2,500
Batya-Friends of United Hatzalah Inc. 3 $1,500
Battery Foundation 5 $22,000
BASIC Fund 1 $50,000
Bartimaeus Ministries 1 $12,000
Barrington Stage Co. Inc. 1 $200
Barnard College 3 $16,000
Bananas Incorporated 1 $100
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 1 $500
Balboa High School Alumni Association 1 $200
Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Foundation 1 $1,000
Baja Coastal Institute Inc. 2 $4,000
BackCountry Hunters and Anglers 1 $1,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. 1 $1,000
B'Nai Israel of Rossmoor 1 $1,000
B'nai Israel Jewish Center 1 $500
B'nai B'rith International 6 $5,750
Axis Dance Company 1 $2,000
Avon Old Farms School Inc. 1 $100
Avenidas 6 $41,600
Avaloch Farm Music Retreat, Inc. 1 $600,000
Autism Database 1 $40,000
Aurora Theatre Company 2 $1,250
Aurora Picture Show 3 $1,500
Audubon Canyon Ranch, Inc. 4 $3,100
Aubri Brown Club 1 $1,000
Atlantic Council of the US, Inc. 1 $5,000

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