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
University Synagogue 1 $100
Usher 1F Collaborative Inc. 1 $360
Via Rehabilitation Services 1 $1,000
Washington University - School of Medicine 1 $500
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls 1 $2,500
Yeshivat Sha'alvim Inc. 1 $10,000
Zero to Three - National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families 1 $25,000
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
Balboa High School Alumni Association 1 $200
Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts & Technology 1 $40,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society 1 $500
Berkshire Community College Foundation Inc. 1 $1,800
Betty Ford Center 1 $250
Brigid Alliance Inc. 1 $1,500
Burlingame High School Parents Group Inc. 1 $1,000
California State University, San Bernardino 1 $10,000
Camp Solomon Schechter Inc. 1 $1,000
Capital Stage Company 1 $25,000
Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County 1 $5,000
Center for Independent Living, Inc. 1 $5,000
Challenged Athletes Foundation 1 $500
Child Development Institute 1 $100
Choral Singers of Marin (SingersMarin) 1 $1,000
Common Sense Media 1 $500
Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) 1 $40,000
Coney Island Prep Builders Inc. 1 $1,000
Culture for One, Inc. 1 $2,000
Desert Community Foundation 1 $1,000
Dogwood Animal Rescue Project Inc. 1 $500
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation 1 $300
El Centro De Libertad 1 $3,000
Environmental Action Committee of West Marin 1 $100
Equamore Foundation 1 $1,000
Ezer Mizion Inc. 1 $360
Family Support Services 1 $4,000
Fresh Air Society AKA Tamarack Camps 1 $1,000
Friends of Lake Turkana 1 $35,000
Friends of the Darby Community Public Library Inc. 1 $250
George Mark Children's Fund AKA George Mark Children's House 1 $1,000
Girlfriend Factor 1 $1,000
Global Jewish Assistance and Relief Network (JAR) 1 $300
Hillel - The Right to Choose 1 $10,000
Homeopaths Without Borders 1 $18,200
If Not Now 1 $1,000
Institute of Current World Affairs Inc. 1 $100
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews 1 $100
Island Conservation 1 $200,000
JESPY House 1 $180
Jewish Family Service of the Desert AKA JFS of the Desert 1 $1,000
Katahdin Foundation AKA Katahdin Productions Inc. 1 $500
Khan Academy Inc. 1 $500
Laguna De Santa Rosa Foundation 1 $500
Lawyers for Good Government Foundation AKA L4GG Foundation 1 $100
Legal Momentum 1 $250
LIFE School Foundation 1 $3,800
Living Jazz 1 $4,000
Maui Tomorrow Foundation 1 $15,000
Mountain Lion Foundation 1 $2,500
New York Road Runners, Inc. (NYRR) 1 $2,620
Not For Sale Fund AKA Not For Sale 1 $250
One Nation Walking Together 1 $540
Oregon State University Foundation 1 $250
Pascal Rioult Dance Theatre, Inc. AKA Rioult 1 $5,000
Pedal the Cause San Diego 1 $2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation 1 $1,000
Plastic Surgery Foundation 1 $10,000
Population Services International 1 $100
Public Concern Foundation Inc. 1 $180
Redwood Gospel Missions 1 $500
Right to Be Free 1 $10,000
Root Division 1 $2,000
Rutgers University Foundation 1 $15,000
San Francisco Arts Education Project 1 $5,000
San Francisco Day School 1 $1,000
San Francisco Students Back on Track 1 $500
San Jose Wind Symphony 1 $500
Save the Waves Coalition 1 $160
Seeds of Peace, Inc. 1 $5,000
Shady Side Academy 1 $5,000
Simmons College 1 $100
SOS-Soldier's Organized Services 1 $1,000
St. Anne's Home - Little Sisters of the Poor 1 $10,000
Stand Up Ideas Inc. 1 $5,000
Storahtelling Lab Shul Inc. 1 $10,000
Tali Fund Inc. 1 $100
Temple Emanu-El - San Jose 1 $1,200
Teneo, Inc. 1 $75,000
Theatre Lab (School of the Dramatic Arts) 1 $1,000
Trevor Project, Inc. 1 $250
Tuleyome 1 $1,000
UCSJ Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union Inc. 1 $180
University of Miami 1 $1,000
UNRWA USA (UNRWA USA National Committee) 1 $100

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