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
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Inc. AKA YIVO 2 $400
Berkeley Ballet Theatre Inc. 1 $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
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
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
TransFormCA 1 $450
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security 2 $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
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
Washington University - School of Medicine 1 $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
Redwood Gospel Missions 1 $500
San Francisco Students Back on Track 1 $500
San Jose Wind Symphony 1 $500
Women's Funding Network 1 $500
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 1 $500
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the Mid-Peninsula 1 $500
Children Incorporated 1 $500
CorpsAfrica 1 $500
Esalen Institute 1 $500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. 1 $500
Girls in Tech Inc 1 $500
Maven Project 2 $500
Mychal's Learning Place 1 $500
National Military Family Association Inc. 1 $500
New York Shakespeare Festival DBA Public Theater 1 $500
Rye Country Day School 1 $500
Tulsa Congregation B'nai Emunah 1 $500
Zeta Beta Tau Foundation Inc. 1 $500
Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Inc. 1 $500
California Masonic Foundation 1 $500
Christian Action Life Line 1 $500
Frick Collection 1 $500
Jewish Federation and Family Services of Orange County 1 $500
Legal Services NYC 1 $500
Nuclear Information and Resource Service 1 $500
One Treasure Island DBA Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative 1 $500
Redwood Justice Fund 1 $500
Stand4Lyme Foundation 1 $500
10 Books A Home 1 $500
American Refugee Committee 1 $500
Biblical Archaeology Society 1 $500
B'nai Israel Jewish Center 1 $500
California Music Center 1 $500
Colel Chabad 1 $500
Fisher House Foundation Inc. 1 $500
Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation 1 $500
Performing Animal Welfare Society 1 $500
Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) 1 $500
San Mateo Public Library Foundation 1 $500
Sinai Special Needs Institute DBA Sinai Schools 1 $500
Women's Reproductive Rights Assistance Project - WRRAP 1 $500
American Repertory Theatre 1 $500
Best Friends Animal Society 2 $500
FTC International Inc 1 $500
MPN Research Foundation AKA MPD Foundation 1 $500
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women 1 $500
Producers Associates 1 $500
St. Francis Foundation 1 $500
Team Pride, Inc. 1 $500
Witness for Peace 1 $500
Berkeley Community Fund 1 $500
Bread Basket of Northeastern Pennsylvania 1 $500
Dr. Jeffrey Thomas Stroke Shield Foundation 1 $500
Economic Policy Institute 1 $500
Fascioscapulohumeral Society AKA FSH Society 1 $500
Forget Me Not Children's Services AKA Forget Me Not Farm 1 $500
International Medical Corps 1 $500
Los Altos High School Athletic Boosters Club 1 $500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters 1 $500
Paul Taylor Dance Foundation AKA Paul Taylor American Modern Dance 1 $500

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