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 Grants Total Amountsort descending
Congregation Shaarey Tikvah 2 $34,127
San Francisco Free Clinic 13 $34,250
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy 18 $34,595
Arthritis Foundation Inc. - Northern California Office 5 $34,600
HairToStay 10 $34,950
Friends of Lake Turkana 1 $35,000
Girls Inc. (multiple locations) 1 $35,000
Haverford College 2 $35,000
Marianist Center Of Hawaii 2 $35,000
Ofrenda Inc. 2 $35,000
Mechon Hadar 1 $35,000
Museum of Language Arts Incorporated AKA Planet Word 2 $35,000
Hospice by the Bay 3 $35,100
Ultimate Peace Inc. 3 $35,250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. 17 $35,333
Friends Of The Israel Defense Forces 18 $35,400
Psychoanalytic Institute Of Northern California 2 $35,400
Horizons Foundation 4 $35,700
Grace Science Foundation 3 $36,000
American Himalayan Foundation 3 $36,000
Voter Participation Center 3 $36,000
Foundation for Jewish Camp, Inc. 4 $36,380
American Friends of Alyn Hospital, Inc. 4 $36,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. 18 $36,908
College Track 3 $37,000
Boys & Girls Club of America (multiple locations) 18 $38,280
Center For Reproductive Rights 10 $38,530
Camp Ramah (multiple locations) 7 $38,850
Doctors Without Borders - Medecins Sans Frontieres - USA 41 $39,255
Ploughshares Fund 6 $39,500
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (UC Berkeley) 10 $39,530
Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts & Technology 1 $40,000
Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) 1 $40,000
Central Ashaninka del Rio Ene 1 $40,000
Autism Database 1 $40,000
Opera Parallele 4 $40,000
New Seed Found DBA New Seed Foundation 1 $40,000
Canopy Canopy Canopy, Inc. 1 $40,000
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, Inc. 1 $40,000
Craig Hospital Foundation 3 $40,150
New School of San Francisco 2 $40,250
Slingshot Fund Inc. 7 $41,000
State Voices 3 $41,000
Avenidas 6 $41,600
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund 7 $41,650
Wider Bridge 19 $42,820
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 24 $42,863
Montana Wilderness School 4 $43,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center 4 $43,000
Israel21C 15 $43,630
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice 16 $44,030
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School 12 $44,160
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum 12 $44,420
Washington Institute for Near East Policy 7 $44,500
Consultative Group on Biological Diversity 1 $45,000
ONG SOS-Forêts 1 $45,000
Compassion and Choices 9 $45,200
United Synagogue Of Conservative Judaism 4 $45,920
United Way (Multiple Chapters) 15 $46,100
Hazon Inc. 3 $46,150
Academy at Charlemont 4 $46,500
Jewish Federations of North America Inc. (JFNA) 3 $47,000
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc. 19 $47,450
College Preparatory School 6 $47,680
Meals on Wheels America (multiple locations) 20 $49,050
Huckleberry Youth Programs Inc. 7 $49,200
St. Anthony Foundation 10 $49,700
BASIC Fund 1 $50,000
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project 1 $50,000
Federalist Society 1 $50,000
Center for Carbon Removal 1 $50,000
Rocketship Education 1 $50,000
Niskanen Center Inc. 1 $50,000
Opportunity Trust 1 $50,000
A Home Within 1 $50,000
Option Institute And Fellowship 2 $50,000
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $50,000
Life Lab Science Program 2 $50,000
Mills College 2 $50,500
Technoserve, Inc. 3 $50,500
Jewish Theological Seminary of America 2 $51,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom 21 $51,220
Brandeis School of San Francisco 10 $51,800
Middle East Media Research Institute Inc. 7 $52,170
Menlo School 8 $52,400
Futures Without Violence 3 $52,750
Stern Grove Festival Association 12 $53,100
ALS Association Golden West Chapter 8 $53,200
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay 5 $53,430
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School 20 $53,486
Contra Costa Jewish Day School 2 $53,600
NY SoHo Synagogue 3 $54,000
Project Open Hand 12 $54,550
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc. 2 $55,000
Swarthmore College 2 $55,000
Center for Global Development 2 $55,000
San Francisco Zoological Society 6 $55,500
Urban School Of San Francisco 4 $56,750
ScholarMatch 3 $58,031
Kitchen Slow Down Jew Up 11 $59,590

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