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.

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
Columbia University 13 $60,600
Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc. 2 $10,000
Commission for Preservation of Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries and Landmarks in the West 1 $1,000
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America Inc. DBA CAMERA 11 $3,185
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. 2 $1,250
Common Cause Education Fund 2 $250
Common Sense Media 1 $500
Commonweal 1 $180
Commonwealth Club of California 6 $24,100
Communities for a Better Environment 3 $16,684
Community Action of Napa Valley 2 $750
Community Alliance for Learning (WriterCoach Connection) 1 $100
Community Alliance for Special Education 1 $200
Community Alliance with Family Farmers Foundation 1 $1,000
Community Board Program DBA Community Boards 1 $250
Community College of Philadelphia Foundation 1 $100
Community Foundation for Northern Virginia 2 $20,000
Community Gatepath 2 $4,500
Community Initiatives 7 $20,150
Community Matters 2 $750
Community Music Center 3 $7,000
Community Music Center San Francisco 2 $22,500
Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) 1 $40,000
Community Partners 2 $5,500
Community Partners For Affordable Housing (CPAH) 1 $100
Community School of Music and Arts 1 $2,500
Community Shul of Montecito and Santa Barbara 1 $250
Community Television of Southern California DBA KCET 1 $200
Community United Against Violence Inc. 1 $180
Community Venture Partners Inc. 2 $3,000
Community Working Group, Inc. 3 $850
Compass Family Services 1 $1,000
Compass School Inc. 1 $500
Compassion and Choices 9 $45,200
Compassionate Listening Project 1 $180
Comprehensive Housing Assistance Inc. 1 $2,500
Computer History Museum 3 $104,048
Concern for Helping Animals in Israel (Chai), Inc. 1 $250
Coney Island Prep Builders Inc. 1 $1,000
Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations Fund Inc. 2 $23,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun 1 $360
Congregation Agudath Israel of Boro Park 8 $6,320
Congregation Am Echad 1 $360
Congregation B'nai B'rith Corporation 1 $5,000
Congregation B'nai Jeshurun 1 $500
Congregation B'Nai Tikvah 3 $6,275
Congregation Bais Yisroel 2 $236
Congregation Bet Haverim 1 $200
Congregation Beth Abraham of Oakland 12 $62,690
Congregation Beth Am 79 $483,730
Congregation Beth David 1 $100
Congregation Beth El 5 $8,430
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County 1 $1,000
Congregation Beth Elohim 1 $2,950
Congregation Beth Emek 2 $1,100
Congregation Beth Israel - Austin 1 $1,000
Congregation Beth Israel - Carmel 5 $6,930
Congregation Beth Israel - Judea 3 $13,654
Congregation Beth Israel - Worcester 1 $100
Congregation Beth Israel, Berkeley 2 $460
Congregation Beth Jacob 32 $162,909
Congregation Beth Sholom - San Francisco 27 $105,318
Congregation Beth Sholom of Napa Valley 5 $5,322
Congregation Brith Shalom 4 $7,470
Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Temecula Valley 1 $360
Congregation Chevra Thilim 1 $1,800
Congregation Emanu-El 96 $676,292
Congregation Emek Beracha 6 $4,750
Congregation Har Shalom 3 $4,300
Congregation Har-El 2 $4,140
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun 4 $5,500
Congregation Kehillath Israel 3 $10,580
Congregation Kol Emeth 74 $5,842,900
Congregation Kol Shofar 23 $151,150
Congregation Kol Tefillah 1 $100
Congregation Netivot Shalom 9 $15,440
Congregation Orach Chaim 1 $500
Congregation Rodef Sholom of Marin 24 $216,554
Congregation Rodeph Sholom - New York 1 $2,000
Congregation Sha'Ar Zahav 10 $17,710
Congregation Shaarey Tikvah 2 $34,127
Congregation Sherith Israel 28 $125,175
Congregation Shir Hadash 1 $10,550
Congregation Shomrei Torah 1 $1,500
Connecticut College 1 $100
ConnectMed International 1 $1,000
Conservation International Foundation 2 $1,200
Conservation Lands Foundation 1 $1,500
Conservation Law Foundation Inc. 1 $250
Conservation Through Poverty Alleviation International, Inc. 1 $1,000
Consultative Group on Biological Diversity 1 $45,000
Consumers' Checkbook 1 $100
Contemporary Jewish Museum 71 $701,699
Contra Costa Jewish Day School 2 $53,600
Convergence AKA Convergence Center for Policy Resolution 1 $500
Convergence Network Inc. 1 $250
CORA - Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse 2 $600
Cornelia Connelly Center for Education 1 $180
Cornelia De Lange Syndrome Foundation, Inc. aka CdLS Foundation 2 $15,100
Cornell University 4 $2,500

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