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
Women's Daytime Drop-In Center 2 $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
Youth Radio 2 $525
One Nation Walking Together 1 $540
There With Care 1 $540
Buseesa Community Development Centre 1 $540
Shalem Foundation 1 $540
Hope Ministries 1 $540
Emergency Family Assistance Association 1 $540
Sister Carmen Community Center Inc. 1 $540
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Inc. 1 $540
Hands of Peace 1 $540
Rocky Mountain Wild Incorporated 1 $540
Weld Food Bank 1 $540
Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties 2 $550
Beate Klarsfeld Foundation 1 $550
National Yiddish Book Center Inc. 3 $550
Music in the Vineyards Inc. 2 $550
American Jewish Congress Inc. 3 $560
Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains 5 $590
Boston University - Trustees of Boston University 2 $600
Friends of Yemin Orde, Inc. 2 $600
Moldaw Family Residences 2 $600
Water Buffalo Club Inc. 2 $600
American Friends of Lema'an Achai 1 $600
Hebrew Free Loan Society 2 $600
Puente de la Costa Sur AKA Puente 2 $600
Acalanes Parents Club 1 $600
Jewish Congregation of Maui Inc. 1 $600
Shanti Project 3 $600
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) 2 $600
Rossmoor Fund 5 $600
Northern California Board of Rabbis 2 $600
Rebecca Stenn Company 1 $600
California Police Activities League 2 $600
CORA - Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse 2 $600
The First Tee of San Francisco 2 $600
AICE Inc. (Jewish Virtual Library) 2 $600
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa 1 $600
National Audubon Society, Inc. 2 $600
Occidental College 2 $610
Missionary Athletes International 2 $610
Remote Area Medical 2 $610
Historic Congregation Kesher Israel 2 $630
Iraq Veterans Against the War 2 $633
Kol Shalom 3 $648
United States Golf Association AKA USGA 1 $650
ORT America, Inc. (multiple regions) 2 $650
Guide Dogs for the Blind Inc. 4 $650
PeacePlayers International 2 $650
National Brain Tumor Society, Inc. 2 $680
March of Dimes Foundation 3 $700
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. DBA Aspen Music Festival and School 2 $700
Hillel Foundation (Multiple Campuses) 3 $700
Free Objectivist Books 7 $700
Helen Keller International, Inc. 3 $700
Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT) 3 $700
One Israel Fund/Yesha Heartland Campaign 2 $700
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players 2 $700
United Nations Watch - USA 5 $710
Kehilla Community Synagogue and School 3 $718
Mission Minyan 2 $720
Blue Rose Foundation 2 $750
Resonance Project 2 $750
Teton Raptor Center 1 $750
Community Action of Napa Valley 2 $750
National Women's Law Center 1 $750
Nutritionfacts.org 1 $750
di Rosa Preserve 2 $750
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War 1 $750
Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Inc. 2 $750
Nimbus Arts 2 $750
PD Active 2 $750
Swim Across America, Inc. 4 $750
Temple Sinai, New Orleans 1 $750
Mothers Against Drunk Driving 2 $750
Seva Foundation 1 $750
Beloved Builders, Inc. 2 $750
Community Matters 2 $750
Finding One's Voice Inc. 2 $750
PTA Oregon Congress 2 $750
Darby Bread Box 1 $750
Iowa Genealogical Society 1 $750
Darby Schools Excellence Fund 1 $750
JewishGen, Inc. 6 $780
Beyond Nuclear FKA Nuclear Policy Research Institute 2 $783
Starcross Monastic Community 2 $783
Humane Society of Pagosa Springs, Inc. 2 $790
Social Good Fund 3 $800
American Committee For Shaare Zedek Medical Center In Jerusalem 4 $800
Facts and Logic About the Middle East Inc. DBA FLAME 3 $800

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