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
University of Michigan 5 $18,700
Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego 3 $18,600
Aim High for High School 6 $18,550
Tulane University 2 $18,500
Kenyon College 5 $18,300
Homeopaths Without Borders 1 $18,200
Katherine Delmar Burke School 5 $18,200
Hand in Hand: American Friends of the Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel 5 $18,180
Abraham Fund 5 $18,150
Dafyomi Advancement Forum, Inc. 1 $18,000
Berkeley Music Group 4 $18,000
Tikva Children's Home 1 $18,000
Salem Presbytery dba Epiphany Presbyterian Church 1 $18,000
Peninsula Sinai Congregation 13 $17,891
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. 10 $17,830
Congregation Sha'Ar Zahav 10 $17,710
Wesleyan University 1 $17,500
We Care Solar Inc. 1 $17,500
AHA Foundation Inc. 3 $17,200
Delivering Good, Inc. 8 $17,190
Marin Theatre Company 7 $17,100
InterfaithFamily 6 $17,050
Teen Success Inc. 4 $17,000
Israel & Co. 3 $17,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music (Freight & Salvage) 4 $16,700
PlayGround Inc. 7 $16,696
Communities for a Better Environment 3 $16,684
Hawaiian Islands Land Trust 2 $16,667
American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) (ARMDI) 18 $16,650
World Jewish Congress American Section Inc. 17 $16,638
Claremont McKenna College 4 $16,500
Museum of Performance and Design 4 $16,500
ODC AKA ODC Theater 3 $16,500
Environmental Defense Fund Inc. 16 $16,400
Kehillat Etz Chayim 12 $16,305
Cal Performances (UC Berkeley) 6 $16,250
thesecondopinion 9 $16,200
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund 4 $16,150
V Foundation AKA V Foundation For Cancer Research 11 $16,150
Jewish Federation of the East Bay 9 $16,010
Barnard College 3 $16,000
Surfrider Foundation 3 $16,000
URJ - Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism 9 $15,750
Legal Aid of Marin 3 $15,600
Jewish Study Network Inc. 12 $15,548
Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation AKA Kiddo! 3 $15,500
San Francisco Parks Alliance 10 $15,500
Congregation Netivot Shalom 9 $15,440
Crystal Springs Uplands School 9 $15,280
Cornelia De Lange Syndrome Foundation, Inc. aka CdLS Foundation 2 $15,100
Archbishop Riordan High School 8 $15,100
Alum Rock Counseling Center 1 $15,000
La'akea Foundation 1 $15,000
Mercury Soul Inc. 1 $15,000
NCGA Foundation AKA Youth on Course 1 $15,000
Hide and Seek Foundation 3 $15,000
Medic Mobile Inc. 1 $15,000
St. Theresa Catholic Church & School 1 $15,000
Maui Tomorrow Foundation 1 $15,000
Palo Alto University, Inc. 4 $15,000
Rutgers University Foundation 1 $15,000
Far Eastern Society of New York 1 $15,000
Botanical Dimensions 1 $15,000
Council On Foreign Relations Inc. 2 $15,000
Pandemonium Aviaries 1 $15,000
AFP Golden Gate Chapter 1 $15,000
Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc. 1 $15,000
Pacific Autism Center For Education (PACE) 2 $15,000
Youth Speaks, Inc. 2 $15,000
Institute for Figuring 1 $15,000
Tower Foundation of San Jose State University 1 $15,000
Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America 1 $15,000
Cancer Research Fund of the Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation 2 $15,000
Family and Children's Law Center 1 $15,000
California Community Foundation 6 $14,850
Sculpture Center, Inc. 2 $14,850
Live Oak, A Learning Center for Children 3 $14,800
Lafayette Partners in Education 3 $14,600
UC Hastings Foundation 4 $14,500
Exploratorium 4 $14,500
Palo Alto Partners In Education 4 $14,500
Marine Mammal Center 8 $14,250
Keter Torah Synagogue 2 $14,140
Wilderness Society 8 $14,130
Congregation Beth Israel - Judea 3 $13,654
Peninsula Bridge Program 3 $13,500
Slide Ranch 3 $13,200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights 3 $13,180
Hadassah the Women's Zionist Organization of America Inc. (New York) 15 $13,050
Charity Global, Inc. AKA charity: water 4 $13,020
International Center For Conciliation Inc. 2 $13,000
San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocate Program 6 $13,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation 5 $12,750
Castilleja School Foundation 3 $12,650
Stanford Health Care - Jewish Chaplaincy 11 $12,630
Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh 1 $12,500
Woodstock Museum 1 $12,500
Agenda Project Inc. 1 $12,500
Global Citizen Year, Inc. 2 $12,500
Save Venice, Inc. 3 $12,500

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