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
Castro Upper Market Community Benefit District 1 $400
Walnut Creek Education Foundation K-12 1 $400
Israel Special Kids Fund 2 $400
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice Inc. 2 $400
Berkeley Ballet Theatre Inc. 1 $400
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Inc. AKA YIVO 2 $400
Mary Lin Education Foundation 2 $400
San Francisco Women Artists 1 $400
American Lung Association in California 2 $400
KehillahSF 1 $400
Learning Ally Inc. 1 $400
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security 2 $450
TransFormCA 1 $450
Marin Foster Care Association 1 $450
San Francisco Early Music Society 3 $450
Seeds of Peace, Inc. 3 $450
Fistula Foundation 2 $450
Temple Sinai Preschool 1 $450
Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls 4 $454
Congregation Beth Israel, Berkeley 2 $460
Human Rights Campaign Foundation 2 $460
Ameinu Our People Inc. 2 $460
Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel 2 $460
Feeding America 3 $460
America Gives Inc. DBA American Support for Israel Inc. 3 $480
American Junior Golf Association, Inc. 1 $480
Casa de Angeles Foundation 2 $480
92nd Street Y 1 $500
Camp Hess Kramer Inc. AKA Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps 1 $500
Chevra Hatzalah 1 $500
Freedom for All Americans Education Fund 1 $500
Special Olympics Northern California 3 $500
St. Joseph Home Care Network 1 $500
Agudath B'nai Israel Synagogue of Lorain Ohio 1 $500
Childrens Theater Assoc of San Francisco 1 $500
Daniel Pearl Foundation 1 $500
Gary Sinise Foundation 1 $500
Institute for Science and Interdisciplinary Studies Inc. 1 $500
Maloto Inc. 1 $500
Masters School 1 $500
Palo Alto Humane Society 1 $500
Search and Care, Inc. 1 $500
Arthritis Foundation 1 $500
California Retina Research Foundation 1 $500
Diversity Foundation of San Francisco 2 $500
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence 1 $500
Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women 1 $500
Homeboy Industries 1 $500
Lafayette College 1 $500
Outward Bound California 1 $500
Remake 1 $500
Search for Common Ground 1 $500
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States 1 $500
Shining Hope for Communities Inc. 1 $500
The Mosaic Project 2 $500
Ada's Cafe 1 $500
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering 1 $500
bay.org AKA BayEcotarium 1 $500
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. 1 $500
East Oakland Community Project 1 $500
Freedom Service Dogs Inc. 1 $500
Habonim Camp Association Inc. 1 $500
Live Oak Institute 1 $500
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A living Memorial to the Holocaust 1 $500
Raleigh-Cary Jewish Federation Inc. 1 $500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. 1 $500
St. Peter and Paul Conference Society of St. Vincent de Paul 1 $500
Temple Beth El 2 $500
Tides Network 1 $500
US Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology AKA 1 $500
West Marin Community Services 1 $500
World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Jewish Organizations Inc. 1 $500
American Friends of Hospice of the Upper Galilee 1 $500
Equality California Institute AKA EQCA Institute 1 $500
International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) 1 $500
Johns Hopkins University 1 $500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area 1 $500
MAP International 1 $500
Matzevah Foundation Inc. 1 $500
National Tay-Sachs And Allied Diseases Association 1 $500
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. 2 $500
Palo Alto Players - Peninsula Center Stage 1 $500
Project Kesher 1 $500
San Francisco Art and Film Program 1 $500
Shadhika 1 $500
Treasure Island Museum Assocation 1 $500
VGC Foundation 1 $500
Women's Daytime Drop-In Center 2 $500
Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society 1 $500
Challenged Athletes Foundation 1 $500
Common Sense Media 1 $500
Dogwood Animal Rescue Project Inc. 1 $500
Katahdin Foundation AKA Katahdin Productions Inc. 1 $500
Khan Academy Inc. 1 $500
Laguna De Santa Rosa Foundation 1 $500
Shoresh Inc. 1 $500
Stagebridge 1 $500
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture 1 $500
Sundara Fund Inc. 1 $500
Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation 1 $500

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