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
New Rochelle Public Library Foundation Inc. 1 $100
Oakland Community Organization 1 $100
Paws for Purple Hearts 1 $100
Queens Centers for Progress FKA United Cerebral Palsy of Queens 1 $100
Rett Syndrome Research Trust, Inc. 1 $100
Volunteers of America Inc. 1 $100
WE Charity AKA Free the Children 1 $100
Yolo Land Trust 1 $100
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. 1 $100
Feed the Children, Inc. 1 $100
Japan America Society of Southern California 1 $100
Palo Alto Community Child Care 1 $100
PRC (Positive Resource Center) 1 $100
PRX Incorporated 1 $100
Salvation Farms 1 $100
Bellarmine College Preparatory 1 $100
Boy Scouts of America 1 $100
Community College of Philadelphia Foundation 1 $100
Congregation Beth David 1 $100
East Bay Bicycle Coalition DBA Bike East Bay 1 $100
Junior Center of Art & Science 1 $100
Muscular Dystrophy Association 1 $100
Operation Freedom Paws 1 $100
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 1 $100
Avon Old Farms School Inc. 1 $100
Beth Longwell Foundation 1 $100
Center For Community Change 1 $100
Cheshire Academy 1 $100
Family Foundation Charitable Trust 1 $100
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano 1 $100
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre 1 $100
Historical Society of Winters 1 $100
Israel Peace Initiative 1 $100
Jobtrain, Inc. 1 $100
Levite Jewish COmmunity Center 1 $100
Museum at Eldridge Street 1 $100
Save a Child's Heart Foundation U.S., Inc. 1 $100
YWCA Silicon Valley 1 $100
Animal Legal Defense Fund 1 $100
Bay Institute of San Francisco 1 $100
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation DBA School Force 1 $100
Friends of Fleming Park 1 $100
HER Resiliency Center 1 $100
JCC Association of North America 1 $100
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation 1 $100
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA 1 $100
Little Wishes 1 $100
National Federation of the Blind, Inc. 1 $100
Working Group / Not In Our Town 1 $100
Animal Welfare Institute 1 $100
FINCA International Inc. 1 $100
Freedom from Hunger 1 $100
Green Planet Films Inc. 1 $100
Jewish Social Service Agency 1 $100
LAF 1 $100
Mothers Against Senseless Killings AKA Healing Circles of Hope - MASK 1 $100
New York Public Library 1 $100
Prevent Child Abuse America 1 $100
San Francisco Rescue Mission 1 $100
University of Cincinnati Foundation 1 $100
American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad Inc. (AYUDA) 1 $100
Cathedral School For Boys 1 $100
City of Hope 1 $100
Enriching Lives through Music 1 $100
Exploring New Horizons 1 $100
Family Place 1 $100
Houston Public Media Foundation 1 $100
Ida Crown Jewish Academy Endowment Foundation 1 $100
Kaal Kadosh Mickve Israel 1 $100
Library Foundation of Los Angeles 1 $100
National Sailing Center Hall of Fame & Museum Inc. 1 $100
Non-Profit Technology Enterprise Network 1 $100
Pixie Parents 1 $100
Project K9 Hero 1 $100
Veterans Legal Institute 1 $100
Alzheimer's Foundation of America Inc. 1 $100
Bridgton Community Center 1 $100
Chicago Public Media Inc. 1 $100
Connecticut College 1 $100
Girl Be Heard Institute 1 $100
Jewish Family Service of New Haven 1 $100
John Muir Land Trust 1 $100
National Association for Urban Debate Leagues 1 $100
Sun Publishing Company 1 $100
Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture 1 $100
Entertainment Industry Foundation 1 $100
Eye to Eye, Inc. 1 $100
Family Service Agency of San Francisco AKA Felton Institute 1 $100
Food for Thought 1 $100
Marin Conservation League 1 $100
Population Services International 1 $100
San Jose Public Library Foundation 1 $100
SOS Children's Villages - USA 1 $100
University Synagogue 1 $100
AquAbility Inc. 1 $100
Child Development Institute 1 $100
Environmental Action Committee of West Marin 1 $100
Institute of Current World Affairs Inc. 1 $100
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews 1 $100
Lawyers for Good Government Foundation AKA L4GG Foundation 1 $100

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