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 ascending
Institute on Aging 29 $185,430
Peninsula Temple Beth-El 48 $184,403
Nueva School 2 $182,666
Onward Israel USA Inc. 1 $180,000
Harvard College / University 17 $179,100
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, LA 9 $178,567
Jewish Vocational Service (JVS - San Francisco) 50 $176,003
San Francisco Ballet Association 21 $175,150
National Constitution Center 3 $169,300
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health 13 $166,450
Congregation Beth Jacob 32 $162,909
Friends of ELNET 3 $161,000
Cleveland Clinic Foundation 2 $155,000
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation 7 $155,000
University of Pennsylvania 8 $154,300
Planned Parenthood Federation 110 $152,434
Congregation Kol Shofar 23 $151,150
Muso AKA Under the Baobab Tree 2 $151,000
Vanderbilt University 3 $150,550
New York University 8 $150,350
Boston Children's Hospital 2 $150,200
Weill Medical College of Cornell University 1 $150,000
Regents of the University of California 1 $150,000
Management Center 1 $150,000
Oregon Health and Science University 1 $150,000
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center 35 $145,128
Moishe House 13 $143,900
That Man May See Inc. 9 $132,200
California College of the Arts 8 $130,500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation 13 $128,780
Ronald McDonald House Charities (Multiple Locations) 16 $128,650
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region 25 $125,830
Congregation Sherith Israel 28 $125,175
Harold Grinspoon Foundation 1 $125,000
Georgetown University 2 $125,000
Jewish Community Federation of Greater Rochester NY, Inc. 3 $123,590
Jewish LearningWorks 29 $122,720
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. 47 $121,998
Peninsula Family Connections 1 $121,992
Birthright Israel Foundation 30 $121,460
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank 37 $121,116
United Religions DBA United Religions Initiative 9 $117,500
Tides Foundation 5 $116,450
Tawonga Jewish Community Corporation 27 $115,980
IsraAID - Global Humanitarian Assistance, Inc. 16 $111,453
California Academy of Sciences 12 $111,149
Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation 5 $110,720
Bill Graham Memorial Foundation 1 $109,800
Congregation Beth Sholom - San Francisco 27 $105,318
Pie Ranch 1 $105,000
KQED Inc. 93 $104,280
Computer History Museum 3 $104,048
Aspen Institute Inc. 9 $102,520
Legal Aid at Work 3 $101,000
American Friends of Maoz-Seal Inc. 2 $100,613
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research 1 $100,000
Policy Impact 1 $100,000
Woodside Priory School 1 $100,000
American Friends of the Association for the advancement of Community Center 1 $100,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. 2 $100,000
Smith College 2 $100,000
Amani Global Works 1 $100,000
Friends of Rodeph Sholom School Inc. 1 $100,000
Philos Project Inc. 1 $100,000
Third Way Institute 1 $100,000
Naral Pro-Choice Foundations 29 $99,360
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith 49 $99,290
Jewish National Fund 26 $93,770
Hebrew Free Loan 41 $93,770
Drayton Hall Preservation Trust 2 $92,500
Year Up Bay Area 2 $91,500
Theatreworks 18 $91,035
Middle East Forum 3 $90,250
GLIDE Foundation 25 $89,248
Save the Redwoods League 17 $86,700
Jewish Community High School Of The Bay 22 $86,250
Tides Center - Shalom Bayit 38 $86,100
Family House, Inc. 15 $85,350
American Friends Of The Hebrew University Inc. 9 $85,230
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. 8 $84,450
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association 6 $84,000
Sonoma Valley Community Health Center 1 $82,000
Larkin Street Youth Services 16 $80,750
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International 2 $80,355
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties 39 $79,243
UCLA Foundation 6 $79,100
10,000 Degrees 5 $77,500
San Francisco Playhouse 5 $76,850
Merkaz Hatorah Community Kollel, Inc. 13 $75,500
PIVOT Works, Inc. 1 $75,000
Teneo, Inc. 1 $75,000
Hope Through Health, Inc. DBA Integrate Health 1 $75,000
Immaterial Incorporated 1 $75,000
StrongMinds, Inc. 1 $75,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 17 $74,800
Upstart Bay Area 10 $73,900
Kulanu, Inc. 6 $73,623
SPUR 7 $72,950
American Friends of the Israel Museum 5 $72,500
American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc. 7 $71,800

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