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 Louisville Athletic Association Inc. 1 $10,000
Yeshivat Sha'alvim Inc. 1 $10,000
California State University, San Bernardino 1 $10,000
Hillel - The Right to Choose 1 $10,000
Hudson River Healthcare Foundation 2 $10,000
Plastic Surgery Foundation 1 $10,000
St. Anne's Home - Little Sisters of the Poor 1 $10,000
Storahtelling Lab Shul Inc. 1 $10,000
Wassaic Project Inc. 3 $10,000
Zero1 - the Art and Technology Network 1 $10,000
Eastern Horizons 1 $10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula 1 $10,000
Notre Dame de Namur University 1 $10,000
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement AKA PACE 1 $10,000
Right to Be Free 1 $10,000
Youth Law Center 1 $10,000
Ames Jewish Congregation 1 $10,000
Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Inc. 1 $10,000
Mayacamas Volunteer Fire Department Inc. 1 $10,000
Montana Land Reliance 1 $10,000
American Computer Museum Ltd 1 $10,000
Footsteps Inc 1 $10,000
Hastings College of the Law Alumni Association 1 $10,000
Lambda Literary Foundation 1 $10,000
Amigos del Museo del Barrio 1 $10,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters 1 $10,000
Children's Aid Society 1 $10,000
Paia Youth Council Inc. 1 $10,000
Bolinas Community Land Trust 2 $10,000
Cinema Napa Valley (Napa Valley Film Festival) 1 $10,000
Israel Center for Excellence through Education 2 $10,000
Friends and Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library 11 $9,925
Givat Haviva Educational Foundation 4 $9,800
League to Save Lake Tahoe 6 $9,750
Environmental Volunteers 5 $9,700
Refugee Home Project, Inc. 2 $9,500
Tides Center 3 $9,500
William Foxwell Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem 2 $9,500
Pacific Stroke Association 3 $9,500
Caring Choices Inc 2 $9,500
Rimon Club, Inc. DBA Club Z 6 $9,360
Muttville 7 $9,100
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence 7 $8,930
Richmond Torah Center - Chabad 13 $8,900
Israel Venture Network 2 $8,800
Oakland School for the Arts Charter High School 4 $8,700
Metropolitan Museum of Art 4 $8,700
Oberlin College 3 $8,666
CARE, Inc. AKA Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, Inc. 4 $8,600
Breast Cancer Action 5 $8,575
Music in Schools Today 5 $8,500
Coaching Corps 4 $8,500
City Youth Now 3 $8,500
Congregation Beth El 5 $8,430
Positive Coaching Alliance 5 $8,210
Forward Association, Inc. 3 $8,150
Humane Society of the United States 4 $8,100
Leukemia And Lymphoma Society 11 $8,100
African American Arts and Culture Complex 2 $8,000
Nature Foundation at Wintergreen 1 $8,000
Sukkat Shaleym Inc. 1 $8,000
Outwords Archive 1 $8,000
Yesod Foundation 1 $8,000
Redwood High School Foundation 2 $8,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco 2 $8,000
Nextbook Inc. aka Tablet Magazine 4 $8,000
Israel Project, Inc. 4 $7,980
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc. 6 $7,900
American Friends of Neve Shalom Wahat Al Salam Inc. 4 $7,860
Park Avenue Synagogue 3 $7,803
San Francisco University High School 5 $7,800
Mazon Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger 22 $7,773
Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy 2 $7,500
Israel Policy Forum Inc. 2 $7,500
Pilchuck Glass School 1 $7,500
Cantabile Youth Singers 1 $7,500
Kentfield Schools Foundation 1 $7,500
Smithsonian Institution 3 $7,500
Lick Wilmerding High School 5 $7,500
Merola Opera Program 2 $7,500
Representation Project 1 $7,500
Congregation Brith Shalom 4 $7,470
Lerner Jewish Community Day School 6 $7,405
Temple Or Rishon Sunrise Jewish Congregation 2 $7,360
UC Davis Foundation 5 $7,250
Friends of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism 2 $7,000
Marin Academy 5 $7,000
California Film Institute 3 $7,000
Northern California Grantmakers 1 $7,000
Syzygy Dance Project 1 $7,000
Community Music Center 3 $7,000
Mark Day School 2 $7,000
Judicial Watch, Inc. 3 $7,000
Congregation Beth Israel - Carmel 5 $6,930
Save the Chimps 2 $6,800
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles 5 $6,700
Washington University 4 $6,680
Ecumenical Hunger Program 7 $6,600
ExtraFood Org 4 $6,600
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund 7 $6,600

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