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
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Inc. 1 $250
Florida Health Justice Project 1 $300
Food & Water Watch 4 $3,490
Food Allergy and Research Education 1 $150
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano 1 $100
Food Bank for Larimer County 1 $1,000
Food Bank for Monterey County 2 $2,850
Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, Inc. 1 $1,800
Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy 2 $200
Food for Thought 1 $100
Food Runners 4 $3,500
Foodcorps, Inc. 1 $100
Foolproof Foundation Inc. 1 $5,000
Footsteps Inc 1 $10,000
Forests Forever Foundation 1 $100
Forget Me Not Children's Services AKA Forget Me Not Farm 1 $500
Fort Mason Center 1 $100
Fortune Society, Inc. 1 $1,000
Forward Association, Inc. 3 $8,150
Forward Together 1 $300
ForWords Inc. 1 $1,000
Foundation Building Strength Inc. 1 $1,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. 2 $1,500
Foundation for AIDS Research DBA amfAR 4 $6,100
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Inc. 1 $2,000
Foundation for Jewish Camp, Inc. 4 $36,380
Foundation for National Progress (Mother Jones) 4 $1,113
Foundation for Students Rising Above 7 $19,700
Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Inc. 1 $10,000
Foundation for Wildlife & Habitat Conservation 1 $25,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco 2 $8,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. 9 $62,380
Francis W. Parker School 1 $100
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services 1 $100
Free Objectivist Books 7 $700
Free Software Foundation, Inc. 1 $200
Free the Slaves Inc. 1 $360
Freedom for All Americans Education Fund 1 $500
Freedom from Hunger 1 $100
Freedom of Religion for Israel Inc. AKA Hiddush - Freedom of Religion for I 1 $250
Freedom Service Dogs Inc. 1 $500
Fresh Air Fund 1 $1,000
Fresh Air Society AKA Tamarack Camps 1 $1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. 1 $500
Frick Collection 1 $500
Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance AKA FARA 2 $1,000
Friends and Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library 11 $9,925
Friends and Foundation St. Helena Public Library 2 $350
Friends Central School Corporation 1 $5,000
Friends of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Designs, Inc. 1 $3,000
Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Inc. 2 $750
Friends of Chabad on Campus Inc. 1 $500
Friends of ELNET 3 $161,000
Friends of Fleming Park 1 $100
Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans Inc. BEIT Halochem 3 $4,700
Friends of Israel Initiative Inc. 1 $2,000
Friends of JCC Krakow Inc. 2 $1,250
Friends of John Jay Homestead 1 $250
Friends of Lake Turkana 1 $35,000
Friends of Pinnacle Peak Park 1 $100
Friends of Rodeph Sholom School Inc. 1 $100,000
Friends of San Rafael 1 $2,000
Friends of Sausal Creek 1 $4,500
Friends Of School Of The Arts Foundation 1 $100
Friends of Scrap, Inc. 1 $100
Friends of Sheba Medical Center Inc. 1 $1,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail 1 $200
Friends of Straus Park Inc. 1 $200
Friends of the Arava Institute 2 $280
Friends of the Cameo 2 $1,000
Friends of the Children - SF Bay Area 2 $1,500
Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women 1 $500
Friends of the Cultural Center Inc. AKA McCallum Theatre 2 $2,000
Friends of the Daniel Centers for Progressive Judaism 2 $10,000
Friends of the Darby Community Public Library Inc. 1 $250
Friends Of The Earth 4 $10,430
Friends of the Forum 1 $2,000
Friends Of The Fromm Institute For Life-Long Learning 13 $67,200
Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority, Inc. 1 $5,000
Friends Of The Israel Defense Forces 18 $35,400
Friends of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism 2 $7,000
Friends Of The Jewish Community Library 11 $30,150
Friends of the Library of Portola Valley Inc. 1 $1,000
Friends of the Oakland Public Library 1 $150
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre 1 $100
Friends of the River Foundation 2 $200
Friends of the Rockridge Library 1 $250
Friends of the Urban Forest 7 $3,075
Friends of Vancouver Foundation 1 $20,500
Friends of Woodstock School Inc. 1 $250
Friends of Yad Sarah Inc. 2 $1,040
Friends of Yemin Orde, Inc. 2 $600
Friendship Circle of Washington 1 $1,000
Frisch School 1 $180
FTC International Inc 1 $500
Fund for the Tiger 1 $1,000
Futures Without Violence 3 $52,750
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. 2 $200
Gallatin Valley Farm to School 1 $2,000
Gani AKA Chabad Lubavitch of Kauai 1 $1,800

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