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 Center for the United Nations DBA Sutton Place Synagogue 2 $12,500
Hillel Foundation (Multiple Campuses) 8 $12,345
JIMENA Inc. 6 $12,300
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc. 8 $12,200
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh 7 $12,140
826 Valencia 8 $12,100
Temple University 2 $12,000
Or Shalom Jewish Community 2 $12,000
Princeton University 2 $12,000
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund 5 $12,000
Destiny Arts Center 4 $12,000
Bartimaeus Ministries 1 $12,000
Leo Baeck Institute Inc. 1 $12,000
Ross School Foundation 2 $11,800
Oakland Hebrew Day School 2 $11,800
First Place for Youth 3 $11,800
Smuin Ballet 2 $11,650
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 10 $11,550
Young Women's Choral Projects 3 $11,500
American Jewish Committee 13 $11,300
Limmud Bay Area 5 $11,200
Delancey Street Foundation 3 $11,100
Emunah of America Inc. 3 $11,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund 2 $11,000
East Bay Community Law Center 2 $11,000
Education Outside 3 $11,000
Maplebrook School, Inc. 2 $11,000
CALMatters 2 $11,000
Kimokeo Foundation 2 $11,000
University of California, San Diego Foundation 4 $10,830
International Care Ministries 1 $10,800
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative Inc. 3 $10,650
Congregation Kehillath Israel 3 $10,580
Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and Desert Area 1 $10,550
Congregation Shir Hadash 1 $10,550
New North Church Inc. 1 $10,500
Friends Of The Earth 4 $10,430
American Friends of the Rambam Health Care Campus 2 $10,400
Hasbara Fellowships 3 $10,350
American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel 3 $10,280
Northwestern University 8 $10,226
Good People Fund 1 $10,200
Redford Center, Inc. 2 $10,180
Jewish Women's Archive Inc. 2 $10,100
Beth Jacob Congregation Of Oakland 7 $10,040
Push-2-Excel 3 $10,018
Carolina for Kibera, Inc 1 $10,000
Hawaii Community Foundation 1 $10,000
Marin Montessori School, Inc. 1 $10,000
Nationalities Service Center of Philadelphia 1 $10,000
ACCION International 1 $10,000
Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee 1 $10,000
Cambridge in America 1 $10,000
Institute for Innovative Governance DBA Center for Innovative Governance Research 1 $10,000
Leonard and Susan Fuchs Mizrachi School 1 $10,000
MacGuffin Theatre and Film Company 1 $10,000
Napa Valley Festival Association DBA Festival Napa Valley 1 $10,000
Rock Point School 1 $10,000
San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living 1 $10,000
U.S.-Japan Council 1 $10,000
City and Country School Inc. 1 $10,000
Colorado State University 1 $10,000
Israel on Campus Coalition 1 $10,000
Quilliam Foundation 1 $10,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug 1 $10,000
Sonoma Land Trust 1 $10,000
Velaslavasay Panorama 1 $10,000
Bellefaire Jewish Children's Bureau 1 $10,000
Ghiberti Foundation 1 $10,000
Internews Networks 2 $10,000
PS1 Contemporary Art Center Inc. 1 $10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation 1 $10,000
Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc. 2 $10,000
Episcopal Impact Fund (Episcopal Charities) 2 $10,000
Golden Gate Symphony and Chorus 1 $10,000
Lubavitch Youth Organization 1 $10,000
Save Mount Diablo 2 $10,000
Special Operations Fund 1 $10,000
Center for Creative Change 1 $10,000
Independent Women's Forum 1 $10,000
National Public Radio, Inc. 1 $10,000
Oakland Public Education Fund AKA Oakland Schools Foundation 1 $10,000
OutRight Action International 1 $10,000
Spikenard Farm, Inc. 1 $10,000
American Friends of Concordia University 2 $10,000
American Prairie Reserve 1 $10,000
Boston Critic Inc. 1 $10,000
Daraja Education Fund AKA Daraja Academy 2 $10,000
Northern Jaguar Project 1 $10,000
Project IX, Inc. 1 $10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund - SV2 1 $10,000
Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc. 1 $10,000
Lawfare Institute 1 $10,000
San Jose Museum Of Art Association 1 $10,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art 1 $10,000
American Red Cross of Napa County 1 $10,000
Friends of the Daniel Centers for Progressive Judaism 2 $10,000
IDEO.org 1 $10,000
Peconic Public Broadcasting 1 $10,000
Redwood Cooperative School 1 $10,000

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