Grantees

The Federation awards grants and supports initiatives to further our strategic goals in the Bay Area, Israel, and globally from funds raised annually and through endowed funds. The Federation also stewards and administers donor-advised grants through personal philanthropic vehicles under our management, including over 1,119 donor-advised funds and 32 supporting foundations, which support Jewish and broader causes to local, national, and international organizations.

Jewish Engagement

Working to deepen the connection and belonging for our diverse Bay Area Jewish population, create onramps to Jewish life, provide scholarships to increase access, and help organizations build networks and pathways so that more people feel seen, heard, and valued within the Jewish community, and find meaning and purpose through the richness of Jewish life.

For the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the Federation provided direct grants to the following Jewish organizations and supported initiatives to increase Jewish engagement.

Grants

Early Childhood and Family Engagement
Bernard Osher Marin Jewish Community Center
Beth Jacob Congregation of Oakland
Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma
Chabad of Cole Valley
Congregation Beth El
Congregation Emanu-El
Congregation Netivot Shalom
Gan Israel Preschool
Jewish Baby Network
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
Marin Mishpucha
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
Peninsula Jewish Community Center
Peninsula Temple Beth El
Peninsula Temple Sholom
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School
Shabbat Club
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School
Temple Beth Abraham
Temple Isaiah of Contra Costa County
Temple Sinai
The Contemporary Jewish Museum
The Kitchen
Urban Adamah
Wilderness Torah

Education and Belonging
Bais Menachem Yeshiva Day School
Berkeley-Oakland Midrasha
Brandeis Marin
Congregation Ner Shalom
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav
Contra Costa Jewish Day School
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
Jewish LearningWorks
Limmud Bay Area
Oakland Hebrew Day School
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School
Studio 70
The Brandeis School of San Francisco
Urban Adamah
Wilderness Torah

College and Young Adult
At The Well
Berkeley Hillel
Congregation Emanu-El
Hillel at Davis and Sacramento
Hillel at Stanford
Hillel International
Hillel of Chico
Hillel of Silicon Valley
Hillel of Sonoma County
Honeymoon Israel
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Moishe House
OneTable
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
San Francisco Hillel
Santa Cruz Hillel Foundation
Stanford University - Taube Center for Jewish Studies
The Birthright Israel Foundation
The Kitchen
University of California, Berkeley - Center for Jewish Studies
Urban Adamah

Youth and Teen
Bay Area Friendship Circle
Be'chol Lashon
BBYO
Beth Chaim Congregation
Beth Jacob Congregation of Oakland
Camp Ramah of Northern California
Camp Tawonga
Community Initiatives-Teen Funder Collaborative
Congregation Beth Emek
Congregation Netivot Shalom
Contra Costa Midrasha
Eden Village West
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County
Jewish LearningWorks
Jewish Youth for Community Action
NCSY
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
Temple Sinai
The Contemporary Jewish Museum
Urban Adamah
URJ Camp Newman
Wilderness Torah

Israel Engagement
Resetting the Table
The Shalom Hartman Institute
Wilderness Torah

Scholarship Assistance
Bais Menachem Yeshiva Day School
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center
Be'chol Lashon
B'nai Israel Jewish Center
Brandeis Marin
Camp Kee Tov Foundation
Camp Ramah of Northern California
Camp Tawonga
Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma
Chabad Jewish Center of Sonoma County
Chabad of Cole Valley
Chabad of Contra Costa
Chabad of Greater South Bay
Chabad of Noe Valley
Chabad of North Peninsula
Chabad of Novato
Chabad of Solano County
Chabad of the East Bay
Chabad of the Tri Valley
Chai Preschool
Congregation Beth Am
Congregation Beth Ami
Congregation Beth Israel-Judea
Congregation Beth Jacob
Congregation Beth Sholom
Congregation B'nai Emunah
Congregation Chevra Thilim
Congregation Emanu-El
Congregation Etz Chayim
Congregation Kol Emeth
Congregation Kol Shofar
Congregation Ner Shalom
Congregation Rodef Sholom
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav
Congregation Sherith Israel
Congregation Shir Shalom
Congregation Shomrei Torah
Contra Costa Jewish Day School
Contra Costa Midrasha
Eden Village West
Gan Israel Preschool
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
Growing Place Family Preschool
Happy Shalom School
JCC Maccabi Sports Camp
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
Kehillah Jewish High School
Masa Israel Journey
Meira Academy
NCSY
NFTY in Israel
Oakland Hebrew Day School
Or Shalom Jewish Community
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
Palo Alto School for Jewish Education
Peninsula Jewish Community Center
Peninsula Sinai Congregation
Peninsula Temple Beth El
Peninsula Temple Sholom
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School
The Brandeis School of San Francisco
The Kitchen
Urban Adamah
URJ Camp Newman
URJ Heller High School
Wilderness Torah
Young Judaea 

Programs and Initiatives
473K
Bay Area Jewish Camp Collective
Campus Initiative on Israel Engagement
Diller Teen Fellows
Early Childhood and Family Engagement Initiative 
Jewish Teen Foundation
Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative
NextGen Professionals Network
One Happy Camper
PJ Library and PJ Connectors 

 

Sources of funding include:

Annual Fundraising
Endowed Funds
Unrestricted Endowment

Fostering Resilient Communities

Working to ensure the physical and emotional safety of our community by providing resources that secure our Jewish ecosystem, ensure the well-being of our diverse population, and enable organizations and leadership to thrive in the face of change.

For the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the Federation has provided direct grants and supported initiatives to foster resilient and secure Jewish communities.

Grants

Resilience
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center
Hebrew Free Loan Association
Israel Action Network
J - The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California
Jewish Coalition for Literacy
Jewish Chaplaincy Services
Jewish Community Free Clinic
Jewish Community Relations Council
Jewish Family and Children's Services
Jewish Family and Community Services East Bay
Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California
Jewish Vocational Service
Keshet
Northern California Board of Rabbis
Shalom Bayit
Sinai Memorial Chapel - Chevra Kadisha
The Jewish Federations of North America

Capital Grants
Berkeley Hillel
Camp Tawonga
North Peninsula Jewish Campus
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
The Jewish Home And Senior Living Foundation
URJ Camp Newman
Urban Adamah

Holocaust Education
Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust
Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, Inc.
Jewish Family and Children's Services
Mercy High School

Security
Berkeley Hillel
Beth Chaim Congregation
Beth Jacob Congregation of Oakland
B'nai Israel Jewish Center
Chabad Israeli Community
Chabad Jewish Center of Oakland
Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma
Chabad Jewish Center of Sonoma County
Chabad Jewish Student Center at UC Berkeley
Chabad of Alameda
Chabad of Cole Valley
Chabad of Contra Costa
Chabad of Daly City
Chabad of El Cerrito
Chabad of Fremont
Chabad of Greater South Bay
Chabad of Marin
Chabad of Mid Peninsula
Chabad of Mill Valley
Chabad of Noe Valley
Chabad of North Peninsula
Chabad of Novato
Chabad of Solano County
Chabad of the Delta
Chabad of the Tri Valley
Chochmat HaLev
Congregation Adath Israel
Congregation Beth Am
Congregation Beth Ami
Congregation Beth El
Congregation Beth Emek
Congregation Beth Israel
Congregation Beth Israel-Judea

Security
Congregation Beth Jacob
Congregation Beth Sholom
Congregation B'nai Shalom
Congregation B'nai Tikvah
Congregation Chevra Thilim
Congregation Etz Chayim
Congregation Kol Emeth
Congregation Kol Shofar
Congregation Ner Shalom
Congregation Ner Tamid
Congregation Netivot Shalom
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav
Congregation Sherith Israel
Congregation Shir Ami
Congregation Shir Shalom
Congregation Shomrei Torah
First Hebrew Congregation of Alameda
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
Peninsula Sinai Congregation
Peninsula Temple Beth El
Peninsula Temple Sholom
San Francisco Hillel
Temple Beth Hillel
Temple Beth Sholom
Temple Beth Torah
The Aquarian Minyan
The Reutlinger Community
Urban Adamah

Senior Services
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County
Jewish Family and Children's Services
Moldaw Residences
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
Peninsula Jewish Community Center
The Contemporary Jewish Museum
The Jewish Home and Senior Living Foundation
The Reutlinger Community

Student Debt Relief
Brandeis Marin
Congregation Emanu-El
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
Peninsula Jewish Community Center
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School

Wildfire Response and Preparedness
Chabad Jewish Center of Chico
Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma
Chabad Jewish Center of Sonoma County
Congregation Ner Shalom
Congregation Shir Shalom
Congregation Shomrei Torah
Eden Village West
Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County
Jewish Community Free Clinic
Jewish Family and Children's Services
URJ Camp Newman
Wilderness Torah

Programs
Community Security Program
Federation Fellows
Wexner Alumni Engagement


Sources of funding include:

Annual Fundraising
Endowed Funds
Unrestricted Endowment

Israel

Strengthening Israeli society by bringing the “tribes” of Israel (secular, religious, ultra-Orthodox, and Arab) into each other’s spheres through leadership development, community organizing, and partnerships to Israelis of all backgrounds to work together towards a more cohesive future.

For the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the Federation has provided direct grants and supported programs to create a shared society in Israel.

Grants
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.
Association for Change in Education
AvraTech
BINA
Hinam Center for Social Tolerance (Mechavnim Lemala)
Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism
ITIM
Ma'ase Center Association
Matan - Invest in the Community (United Way Israel)
Moona a Space for change
Negev Institute For Strategies Of Peace And Development (NISPED)
Nivcharot
Rothschild Caesarea Foundation
Shaharit
Tebeka - Advocacy for Equality & Justice for EthiopianIsraelis
Tel Hai Academic College – Diller Teen Fellows
The Institute for Democratic Education
The Jewish Agency for Israel
The Jewish Federations of North America

Programs
Capacity Building for Israeli NGOs
Gvanim

 

 

Sources of funding include:

Annual Fundraising
Endowed Funds
 

View the Federation's Policy on Israel-Related Programming

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.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, in 2020 the Federation disbursed 11,838 grants from donor-advised funds and supporting foundations, totaling $185,251,210 to 3,097 nonprofit organizations. The number of grants made increased by 18% over 2019, and we attribute this to the significantly greater health and human services needs that quickly arose out of the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.

View 2019 grants

View 2018 grants

All 2020 grants are listed in the searchable database:

Arts/Culture/Humanities

1,332 grants totaling $8,610,412

Education

1,788 grants totaling $26,068,449

Environment/Animals

804 grants totaling $17,233,970

Health

1,080 grants totaling $13,924,589

Human Services

2,384 grants totaling $24,828,067

Public/Society Benefit

3,171 grants totaling $83,300,584

Religion

1,334 grants totaling $11,521,195
Grantee name Total Grantssort descending Total Amount
San Francisco SafeHouse 1 $500
Seven Hills School 1 $1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug 1 $2,000
Skysthelimit.org 1 $500
Society St. Vincent De Paul Alameda 1 $1,000
Southern Methodist University 1 $400
St John Paul II 1 $180
Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm 1 $100
SVARA 1 $180
Tannery Pond Concerts Corporation 1 $200
Temple Shalom Inc. 1 $250
The Acting Company 1 $1,000
The Pew Charitable Trusts 1 $15,000
Turning Green 1 $1,000
University Club of Palo Alto Scholarship Fund 1 $300
University of Pittsburgh 1 $200
Upward Scholars 1 $500
Vassar College 1 $1,600
Voices of Music, Inc 1 $2,500
Weekend Backpacks for Homeless Kids 1 $2,500
Western Watersheds Project 1 $2,500
Women's Cancer Resource Center 1 $180
World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Jewish Organizations Inc. 1 $250
YES Nature to Neighborhoods 1 $100
Yom Rishon School 1 $500
1 Grain to 1000 Grains 1 $300
African�American�Policy�Forum� 1 $5,000
Alaska Literacy Program, Inc. 1 $150
Alliance for Climate Education 1 $2,000
Alzheimers Coachella Valley 1 $250
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 1 $5,000
American Friends of Bar-Ilan University Inc 1 $2,500
American Macular Degeneration Foundation Inc. 1 $500
Americans for the Israeli Third Way, Inc. 1 $10,000
Art Works Downtown, Inc. 1 $200
Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation 1 $500
Athlete Ally 1 $10,000
Bay Area Women Leader Network 1 $1,050
Bedford Historical Society 1 $250
Billion Oyster Project 1 $500
Bridging Tech Charitable Fund 1 $3,000
California Policy Center 1 $2,000
Campus Election Engagement Project 1 $5,000
Carbon180 1 $50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa 1 $5,000
Ceres, Inc. 1 $1,500
Chabad of Cole Valley 1 $1,000
Chabot Space and Science Center 1 $9,000
Chevra Inc. 1 $5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation 1 $1,000
City of Hope National Medical Center 1 $100
Coleman Children and Youth Services AKA Coleman Advocates for Children and 1 $100
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. 1 $500
Community�Foundation�Santa�Cruz�County 1 $200
Congregation Beth Ami 1 $500
Court Appointed Special Advocates Program of Contra Costa County 1 $4,000
Design History Foundation Inc AKA Places Journal 1 $5,000
Earthdance Creative Living Project, Inc 1 $4,000
Economic Policy Institute 1 $500
Entertainment Industry Foundation 1 $285
Erika Whitmore Godwin Foundation 1 $1,000
Fair Trade USA 1 $20,000
Farm To Fight Hunger 1 $2,000
For-Site Foundation 1 $3,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail 1 $200
Friends of the Rockridge Library 1 $1,000
German Marshall Fund of the United States 1 $750,000
Glasswing International USA 1 $250
Golden Gate Opera 1 $1,000
Greater Boston Legal Services 1 $350
Greenlining Institute 1 $250
Harmony at Home 1 $1,000
Health Connected 1 $1,000
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati 1 $180
Indian Law Resource Center 1 $11,285
Institute of Noetic Sciences 1 $100
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation 1 $1,000
Jewish Community Free Clinic 1 $200
Judaism By Choice Inc. 1 $1,000
Katonah Museum of Art Inc. 1 $1,000
Kickstart - International 1 $25,000
Last Chance at Life All Breed Rescue and Adoptions 1 $75,000
Leo Baeck Temple 1 $2,500
Loveland Foundation, Inc. 1 $5,000
Making Headway Foundation, Inc. 1 $500
Marin Audubon Society 1 $2,500
Maui Preparatory Academy 1 $1,000
Mediators Foundation Inc. 1 $1,000
Mercy High School San Francisco 1 $100,000
Monterey Jazz Festival 1 $1,000
Mozilla Foundation 1 $200
National Redistricting Foundation 1 $25,000
New Dawn Guatemala 1 $1,000
North East Exchange Team - San Francisco 1 $200
One Arizona 1 $10,000
Otter Project 1 $250
Pacific Beach Coalition 1 $5,000
Palo Alto History Museum 1 $150
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation 1 $500
Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation 1 $5,000

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