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
Impact Fund 2 $6,500
Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara 2 $6,500
Oakland Museum of California 2 $6,500
Camphill Foundation 2 $6,500
George Washington University 2 $6,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation 4 $6,500
Jewish Studio Project 3 $6,390
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation 4 $6,350
Congregation Agudath Israel of Boro Park 8 $6,320
Congregation B'Nai Tikvah 3 $6,275
Minds Matter 2 $6,100
Glaucoma Research Foundation 8 $6,100
La Luz Center 2 $6,100
Foundation for AIDS Research DBA amfAR 4 $6,100
Prison University Project Inc. 3 $6,100
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund Inc. 3 $6,100
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals 5 $6,060
CHP 11-99 Foundation 4 $6,050
Berkeley High School Development Group 2 $6,000
Tiba Foundation 3 $6,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation 2 $6,000
Giants Community Fund 2 $6,000
Museum of Craft and Design 2 $6,000
Anshe Emunah Moses Montefiore Hebrew Congregation 2 $6,000
Roxie Theater 2 $6,000
Williams College 2 $6,000
First Graduate 3 $6,000
LifeMoves FKA InnVision Shelter Network 11 $6,000
California Trout 3 $6,000
RYSE Inc. 2 $6,000
Greenlight Clinic 8 $5,960
Amnesty International USA, Inc. 10 $5,950
Rebuilding Together Peninsula 5 $5,850
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley 4 $5,850
Canopy 5 $5,800
ORT America, Inc. (multiple regions) 8 $5,800
Government Accountability Project, Inc. 2 $5,780
Women'S Foundation Of California 2 $5,750
B'nai B'rith International 6 $5,750
San Francisco Film Society 6 $5,750
Kent School Corporation 1 $5,725
CASA of San Mateo County 5 $5,700
Nantucket Cottage Hospital 4 $5,700
AMCHA Initiative 5 $5,660
Rainforest Action Network 2 $5,650
Hillsborough Schools Foundation 2 $5,600
Dominican University of California 3 $5,600
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra 4 $5,550
Senior Access 2 $5,500
Creative Capital 2 $5,500
Transcendence Theater Company 2 $5,500
Trap Free Montana 3 $5,500
Invisible Theatre 1 $5,500
University of Illinois Foundation 3 $5,500
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun 4 $5,500
Community Partners 2 $5,500
North Beach Citizens 2 $5,500
Rivers School Corp. 2 $5,500
San Francisco Mime Troupe 3 $5,433
Institute For Jewish Spirituality Inc. 4 $5,400
Insight Prison Project 2 $5,350
Trust Women Foundation Inc. 4 $5,330
Congregation Beth Sholom of Napa Valley 5 $5,322
Trout Unlimited National Office AKA TU 2 $5,300
American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2 $5,250
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco 5 $5,200
American Friends of Bar-Ilan University 2 $5,200
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation 2 $5,200
Pomona College 2 $5,200
American Indian College Fund 5 $5,180
Marin Center for Independent Living 1 $5,150
Julia Morgan School for Girls 2 $5,100
University Of Virginia Law School Foundation 2 $5,100
Global Fund for Women Inc. 7 $5,100
Temple Beth Torah 2 $5,100
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School 2 $5,100
Simon Wiesenthal Center 11 $5,043
Womenshelter of Long Beach 1 $5,000
Beth Am Israel 1 $5,000
Congregation B'nai B'rith Corporation 1 $5,000
Friends Central School Corporation 1 $5,000
Golden Bridges School 1 $5,000
Tech Museum of Innovation 1 $5,000
Broward County Film Society, Inc. 1 $5,000
California Parenting Institute (Child Parent Institute) 1 $5,000
Los Angeles Pet Rescue 1 $5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP (SAC) 1 $5,000
Sustainable Neighbors Network 1 $5,000
Broward Education Foundation, Inc. 1 $5,000
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations 1 $5,000
Jewish Community Center Chabad of Roseville Inc. 1 $5,000
Moonlight Community Foundation 1 $5,000
Rock Poster Society 1 $5,000
San Francisco Host Committee 2 $5,000
Tectonic Theater Project 1 $5,000
The Crucible 1 $5,000
Weave Incorporated 1 $5,000
Caminar 2 $5,000
La Cocina 1 $5,000
Menlowe Ballet 1 $5,000

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