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 descending Total Grants Total Amount
Vote.org 1 $1,000
Voter Participation Center 3 $36,000
Walnut Creek Education Foundation K-12 1 $400
Washington Center for Equitable Growth 3 $3,000,000
Washington Institute for Near East Policy 7 $44,500
Washington University 4 $6,680
Washington University - School of Medicine 1 $500
Wassaic Project Inc. 3 $10,000
Water Buffalo Club Inc. 2 $600
Water.org 1 $100
Waterkeeper Alliance 1 $250
Waterside Workshops 1 $5,000
Wave Academy 1 $500
We Care Solar Inc. 1 $17,500
WE Charity AKA Free the Children 1 $100
Weave Incorporated 1 $5,000
Weill Medical College of Cornell University 1 $150,000
Weld Food Bank 1 $540
Wellesley College 1 $1,100
Wesleyan University 1 $17,500
West Marin Community Services 1 $500
Westchester Day School 1 $1,800
Western Environmental Law Center 2 $1,100
Western Rivers Conservancy 1 $100
Westminster Adoption Group and Services Inc. 1 $1,000
Westside Jewish Community Center, Inc. 1 $150
Westside Kollel DBA LINK 1 $1,800
Wider Bridge 19 $42,820
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 10 $11,550
Wildaid Inc. 4 $215,100
Wildcare 10 $22,500
Wildcoast 1 $300,000
Wilderness Society 8 $14,130
Wilderness Torah 8 $25,850
Wildlife Conservation Society 4 $2,100
William Foxwell Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem 2 $9,500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice Inc. 2 $400
Williams College 2 $6,000
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls 1 $2,500
Wilshire Boulevard Temple 2 $3,500
Windsor High School Boosters 1 $4,500
Winters Friends of the Library 1 $200
Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice 1 $100
Witness for Peace 1 $500
Women Employed Institute 1 $200
Women Giving As One Inc. AKA Impact100 Sonoma 1 $1,000
Women Make Movies 2 $1,250
Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent DBA W.O.M.A.N., Inc. 1 $200
Women Rising Productions 1 $25,000
Women's Action for New Directions Education Fund Inc. 2 $2,580
Women's Audio Mission 1 $2,500
Women's Cancer Resource Center 1 $180
Women's Community Clinic 1 $1,500
Women's Daytime Drop-In Center 2 $500
Women'S Foundation Of California 2 $5,750
Women's Funding Network 1 $500
Women's International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc. 1 $250
Women's Recovery Services 1 $100
Women's Reproductive Rights Assistance Project - WRRAP 1 $500
Women's Therapy Center Inc. 1 $100
Womenshelter of Long Beach 1 $5,000
Wood River Community YMCA 1 $1,000
Woodland Educational Initiative DBA Woodland Charter School 1 $1,000
Woodside Priory School 1 $100,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation 1 $1,000
Woodstock Museum 1 $12,500
Working Group / Not In Our Town 1 $100
World Affairs Council of Northern CA 1 $250
World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Jewish Organizations Inc. 1 $500
World Jewish Congress American Section Inc. 17 $16,638
World Learning, Inc. 2 $1,000
World Union For Progressive Judaism 9 $27,040
World Vision 1 $100
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. 12 $4,675
Wounded Warrior Project Inc. 6 $1,100
Xerces Society Inc. 1 $1,000
Yale University 25 $377,678
Yamba Malawi 1 $250
Yavneh Day School 1 $1,800
Year Up Bay Area 2 $91,500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. 1 $180
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 1 $5,000
Yeshiva Day School of Silicon Valley 1 $24,000
Yeshiva of Los Angeles Girls High School 1 $5,000
Yeshiva University of Los Angeles Boys High School 1 $5,000
Yeshivat Maharat Inc. 3 $2,000
Yeshivat Sha'alvim Inc. 1 $10,000
Yesod Foundation 1 $8,000
Yiddish Farm Education Center 1 $22,000
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Inc. AKA YIVO 2 $400
YMCA of San Francisco 10 $33,450
Yolo Community Care Continuum 1 $1,000
Yolo County Food Bank 1 $1,000
Yolo County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 1 $250
Yolo Land Trust 1 $100
Yosemite Foundation DBA Yosemite Conservancy 4 $3,075
Young Audiences of Northern California 1 $1,500
Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights 1 $250
Young Dreamer Network 1 $300
Young Imaginations 1 $1,500

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