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
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. 18 $36,908
American Friends of Alyn Hospital, Inc. 4 $36,500
Foundation for Jewish Camp, Inc. 4 $36,380
American Himalayan Foundation 3 $36,000
Voter Participation Center 3 $36,000
Grace Science Foundation 3 $36,000
Horizons Foundation 4 $35,700
Psychoanalytic Institute Of Northern California 2 $35,400
Friends Of The Israel Defense Forces 18 $35,400
International Rescue Committee, Inc. 17 $35,333
Ultimate Peace Inc. 3 $35,250
Hospice by the Bay 3 $35,100
Mechon Hadar 1 $35,000
Museum of Language Arts Incorporated AKA Planet Word 2 $35,000
Friends of Lake Turkana 1 $35,000
Girls Inc. (multiple locations) 1 $35,000
Haverford College 2 $35,000
Marianist Center Of Hawaii 2 $35,000
Ofrenda Inc. 2 $35,000
HairToStay 10 $34,950
Arthritis Foundation Inc. - Northern California Office 5 $34,600
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy 18 $34,595
San Francisco Free Clinic 13 $34,250
Congregation Shaarey Tikvah 2 $34,127
Boston Symphony Orchestra 2 $34,000
YMCA of San Francisco 10 $33,450
Bay Area Cancer Connections 8 $33,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. 26 $32,650
BBYO 5 $32,540
Sinai Memorial Chapel - Chevra Kadisha 7 $32,400
American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Inc. 4 $32,250
Pathways Home health and Hospice aka MidPeninsula Home Care and Hospice 3 $32,000
San Francisco State University 3 $31,500
Camp Ramah (multiple locations) 3 $30,960
Thousand Currents 2 $30,250
Friends Of The Jewish Community Library 11 $30,150
Drew School 4 $30,000
Independent Feature Project, Inc. AKA Independent Filmmaker Project 2 $30,000
Black Womens Blueprint, Inc. 1 $30,000
Philadelphia School 3 $30,000
IYYUN Inc. 1 $30,000
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Health Care Foundation 1 $30,000
282 Parent Teacher Organization, Inc. 1 $30,000
Turning Point USA 2 $30,000
NGO Coalition for Environment 1 $30,000
Beyond Differences 18 $29,190
GANN Academy - The New Jewish High School of Greater Boston, Inc. 2 $29,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners AKA BCPP 4 $28,950
Coro Northern California Inc. AKA Coro Center for Civic Leadership 5 $28,700
Hasidah 5 $28,680
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival 9 $28,610
Lowell Alumni Association, San Francisco 10 $28,600
Reboot, Inc. 5 $28,500
Belvedere Tiburon Library Foundation 5 $28,350
Psychotherapy Institute 2 $28,000
Ashreichem Yisrael 2 $28,000
Bay School Of San Francisco 3 $27,650
Polyphony Foundation 2 $27,500
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) 2 $27,500
Jewish Jumpstart 4 $27,500
Alameda County Community Food Bank 9 $27,400
Marin Agricultural Land Trust 10 $27,380
World Union For Progressive Judaism 9 $27,040
Jewish Family Service Association 1 $27,000
Summer Search 7 $27,000
Children's Health Council Inc. 7 $26,900
North Valley Community Foundation 15 $26,560
HIAS Inc. 38 $26,510
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation 7 $26,400
Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) 15 $26,280
San Geronimo Valley Community Center 2 $26,250
Jewish Coalition for Literacy (A JCRC Strategic Initiative) 9 $26,250
Facing History and Ourselves Inc. 12 $26,217
Partners for Youth With Disabilities 1 $26,200
California Historical Society 3 $26,150
Garrett Moulton Productions 2 $26,000
Music at Kohl Mansion 2 $26,000
San Francisco Friends School 3 $26,000
URJ - Camp Newman 11 $25,950
Peninsula Jewish Community Center 15 $25,900
Wilderness Torah 8 $25,850
San Francisco Jazz Organization (SFJAZZ) 16 $25,750
Ramah Darom, Inc. 2 $25,720
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired 3 $25,700
Golden Gate Opera 2 $25,600
Intersection for the Arts 8 $25,600
Alzheimer's Disease Research Foundation DBA Cure Alzheimer's Fund 2 $25,500
Safe & Sound (formerly San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center) 14 $25,290
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, Inc. 2 $25,250
Belvedere Community Foundation 3 $25,200
Breast Cancer Research Foundation 2 $25,100
Track Two: An Institute for Citizen Diplomacy 1 $25,000
Women Rising Productions 1 $25,000
Service Year Exchange Inc. 1 $25,000
The First Tee of North Florida 1 $25,000
Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore Inc. 1 $25,000
City College Fund 1 $25,000
Regeneration, Inc. DBA Regeneration Education 1 $25,000
Investigative Newsource 1 $25,000
Berkeley Real Estate Forum 1 $25,000

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