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.


1,161 grants totaling $7,123,497


1,622 grants totaling $40,374,373


712 grants totaling $13,817,741


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


1,194 grants totaling $10,836,182
Grantee name Total Grants Total Amountsort ascending
Francis W. Parker School 1 $100
Friends of Scrap, Inc. 1 $100
Grant Foundation AKA Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti 1 $100
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc. 1 $100
Jewish Council for Public Affairs 1 $100
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia 1 $100
King & Low-Heywood Thomas Schools Inc. 1 $100
League of Women Voters Education Fund 1 $100
Ms. Foundation for Women Inc. 1 $100
National Park Trust, Inc. 1 $100
North Shore Animal League America, Inc. 1 $100
Paralyzed Veterans of America 1 $100
St. Helena Community Band 1 $100
American Diabetes Association, Inc. 1 $100
American Kidney Fund 1 $100
AMVETs National Service Foundation 1 $100
CASA - California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association 1 $100
Claremont Graduate University 1 $100
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services 1 $100
Hawaiian Humane Society 1 $100
Jewish Education in Media, Inc. DBA JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service 1 $100
Juma Ventures 1 $100
King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS) 1 $100
Senior Adults Legal Assistance 1 $100