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
Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay 10 $70,810
Americans United for Separation of Church and State 9 $70,700
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications 50 $70,231
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network Inc. 5 $70,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle 26 $69,340
Access Institute for Psychological Services 5 $68,700
Bernard Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 18 $68,220
California Jazz Conservatory, Inc. F.K.A Jazzschool, Inc. 4 $67,500
Friends Of The Fromm Institute For Life-Long Learning 13 $67,200
Temple Sinai DBA First Hebrew Congregation of Oakland 3 $65,950
Peninsula Open Space Trust 16 $65,350
REPORT, Inc. AKA American Friends of NGO Monitor Inc. 3 $65,280
Oxbow School 3 $65,000
MEOR Inc. 13 $64,200
Brandeis Hillel Day School - Marin 12 $64,180
University Of San Francisco 7 $63,400
Corporation of Fine Arts Museums 21 $63,049
Rashi School, Inc. 2 $62,800
Congregation Beth Abraham of Oakland 12 $62,690
Environmental Progress 1 $62,500
Fractured Atlas, Inc. 9 $62,380
Columbia University 13 $60,600
Human Rights Voices Inc. 1 $60,000
Teach for America, Inc., Bay Area 2 $60,000
Kitchen Slow Down Jew Up 11 $59,590
ScholarMatch 3 $58,031
Urban School Of San Francisco 4 $56,750
San Francisco Zoological Society 6 $55,500
Center for Global Development 2 $55,000
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc. 2 $55,000
Swarthmore College 2 $55,000
Project Open Hand 12 $54,550
NY SoHo Synagogue 3 $54,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School 2 $53,600
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School 20 $53,486
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay 5 $53,430
ALS Association Golden West Chapter 8 $53,200
Stern Grove Festival Association 12 $53,100
Futures Without Violence 3 $52,750
Menlo School 8 $52,400
Middle East Media Research Institute Inc. 7 $52,170
Brandeis School of San Francisco 10 $51,800
Peninsula Temple Sholom 21 $51,220
Jewish Theological Seminary of America 2 $51,000
Mills College 2 $50,500
Technoserve, Inc. 3 $50,500
Life Lab Science Program 2 $50,000
BASIC Fund 1 $50,000
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project 1 $50,000
Federalist Society 1 $50,000
Center for Carbon Removal 1 $50,000
Rocketship Education 1 $50,000
Niskanen Center Inc. 1 $50,000
Opportunity Trust 1 $50,000
A Home Within 1 $50,000
Option Institute And Fellowship 2 $50,000
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $50,000
St. Anthony Foundation 10 $49,700
Huckleberry Youth Programs Inc. 7 $49,200
Meals on Wheels America (multiple locations) 20 $49,050
College Preparatory School 6 $47,680
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc. 19 $47,450
Jewish Federations of North America Inc. (JFNA) 3 $47,000
Academy at Charlemont 4 $46,500
Hazon Inc. 3 $46,150
United Way (Multiple Chapters) 15 $46,100
United Synagogue Of Conservative Judaism 4 $45,920
Compassion and Choices 9 $45,200
Consultative Group on Biological Diversity 1 $45,000
ONG SOS-Forêts 1 $45,000
Washington Institute for Near East Policy 7 $44,500
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum 12 $44,420
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School 12 $44,160
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice 16 $44,030
Israel21C 15 $43,630
Montana Wilderness School 4 $43,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center 4 $43,000
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 24 $42,863
Wider Bridge 19 $42,820
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund 7 $41,650
Avenidas 6 $41,600
Slingshot Fund Inc. 7 $41,000
State Voices 3 $41,000
New School of San Francisco 2 $40,250
Craig Hospital Foundation 3 $40,150
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, Inc. 1 $40,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts & Technology 1 $40,000
Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) 1 $40,000
Central Ashaninka del Rio Ene 1 $40,000
Autism Database 1 $40,000
Opera Parallele 4 $40,000
New Seed Found DBA New Seed Foundation 1 $40,000
Canopy Canopy Canopy, Inc. 1 $40,000
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (UC Berkeley) 10 $39,530
Ploughshares Fund 6 $39,500
Doctors Without Borders - Medecins Sans Frontieres - USA 41 $39,255
Camp Ramah (multiple locations) 7 $38,850
Center For Reproductive Rights 10 $38,530
Boys & Girls Club of America (multiple locations) 18 $38,280
College Track 3 $37,000

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