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
Alliance for Girls 1 $250
Amani Global Works 1 $100,000
American College of Radiology Foundation 1 $1,000
American Friends of Hospice of the Upper Galilee 1 $500
American Red Cross of Napa County 1 $10,000
Appeal of the Nobel Peace Laureates Foundation 1 $200
Association Pour Le Retablissement Des Institutions Et Oeuvres Juives 1 $2,000
Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Foundation 1 $1,000
Bay Area Girls Rock Camp 1 $2,500
Baykeeper 1 $283
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens 1 $250
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, Inc. 1 $40,000
Boston Public Library Foundation, Inc. 1 $1,000
Brigham Young University 1 $1,500
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation 1 $1,000
California Invasive Plant Council 1 $180
Cap & Gown Project 1 $200
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa 1 $600
Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture 1 $100
Chochmat Halev 1 $360
City of Hope National Medical Center 1 $225
CoachArt 1 $250
Concern for Helping Animals in Israel (Chai), Inc. 1 $250
ConnectMed International 1 $1,000
Corporate Accountability International 1 $2,500
CUFI Foundation 1 $1,000
Darby Schools Excellence Fund 1 $750
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation 1 $1,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association 1 $3,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation 1 $100
Equality California Institute AKA EQCA Institute 1 $500
Eye to Eye, Inc. 1 $100
Family Service Agency of San Francisco AKA Felton Institute 1 $100
First Freedoms Inc. 1 $1,000
Food for Thought 1 $100
Fresh Air Fund 1 $1,000
Friends of John Jay Homestead 1 $250
Friends of Woodstock School Inc. 1 $250
Generations in Jazz Foundation 1 $2,100
Girl Scouts of Northern California 1 $1,000
Global Glimpse 1 $5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center 1 $1,000
Hack Foundation 1 $25,000
Heart Consciousness Church Inc. 1 $1,000
High Fives Foundation 1 $1,000
Hudson Bend Middle School Parent Teacher Organization 1 $250
IDEO.org 1 $10,000
Innocence Project, Inc. 1 $180
International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) 1 $500
Johns Hopkins University 1 $500
KOCE-TV Foundation DBA PBS SoCal 1 $200
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area 1 $500
Legal Community Against Gun Violence AKA Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence 1 $1,500
Lung Cancer Foundation of America 1 $1,000
MAP International 1 $500
Marin Conservation League 1 $100
Marine Mammals of Maine 1 $2,500
Matzevah Foundation Inc. 1 $500
MedShare International 1 $1,000
Meritus College Fund 1 $3,500
MoEd 1 $180
Mount Holyoke College 1 $1,500
National Interreligious Service Board for Conscientious Objectors (Center on Conscience & War) 1 $250
National Tay-Sachs And Allied Diseases Association 1 $500
New York Restoration Project 1 $25,000
Palo Alto Players - Peninsula Center Stage 1 $500
Partnerships for Trauma Recovery 1 $5,000
Peconic Public Broadcasting 1 $10,000
Population Media Center 1 $2,950
Princess Project 1 $1,000
Project Kesher 1 $500
PTSA Palo Alto School District 1 $275
Redwood Cooperative School 1 $10,000
Ride And Tie Association 1 $5,000
San Francisco Art and Film Program 1 $500
San Jose Museum Of Art Association 1 $10,000
Seed Savers Exchange, Inc. 1 $1,000
Shadhika 1 $500
Shirat Hayam 1 $2,000
Silver Spring Village Inc. 1 $250
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art 1 $10,000
St. Theresa Catholic Church & School 1 $15,000
Sun Publishing Company 1 $100
Tahirih Justice Center 1 $250
Temple Beth El - Bakersfield 1 $1,000
Theater Barn Inc. 1 $200
Tikva Children's Home 1 $18,000
Treasure Island Museum Assocation 1 $500
United States Capitol Page Alumni Association Inc. 1 $1,000
USA Cycling Development Foundation 1 $5,000
VGC Foundation 1 $500
Westchester Day School 1 $1,800
Alliance for Israel's Future Inc. 1 $350,000
Amateur Music Network 1 $5,000
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation 1 $200
American Friends of IDC 1 $25,000
American Red Cross Santa Clara Valley Chapter 1 $1,800
AquAbility Inc. 1 $100
ArtWorxLA 1 $5,000
Astraea Foundation (Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice) 1 $3,500

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