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
Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation 1 $25,000
Resources Legacy Fund 1 $500,000
Ridgefield Library Association, Inc. 1 $1,000
Rocky Mountain Wild 1 $720
Rotaplast International, Inc. 1 $250
San Francisco Chapter of the Older Women's League 1 $180
San Mateo Park Neighborhood Association 1 $100
SEEDS Community Resolution Center 1 $1,000
Shoresh Inc. 1 $1,000
Silver Creek Alliance Inc. 1 $250
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation 1 $300
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance 1 $1,000
Street Soccer USA Inc. 1 $1,000
Sunday Friends 1 $250
Swim Across America, Inc. 1 $200
The Chatham Synagogue 1 $500
The Spahr Center 1 $200
Transgender Law Center 1 $180
UNC Health Foundation 1 $10,000
Uri L'Tzedek 1 $540
Veterans Education Project 1 $250
Washington University - School of Medicine 1 $500
Wesleyan University 1 $5,000
Willow Creek Foundation 1 $300
Women's Refugee Commission 1 $500
World Resources Institute 1 $350
Yeshiva of Los Angeles Girls High School 1 $3,600
Able Works 1 $250
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation 1 $3,000
Aleph Institute 1 $1,800
Alzheimer's Los Angeles 1 $1,000
American Friends of IDC 1 $20,000
American Institute for Cancer Research 1 $180
American Physicians Fellowship for Medicine in Israel 1 $125
Aragon High School 1 $3,500
Asante Africa Foundation, Inc. 1 $300
Associates of the Osher Map Library 1 $5,000
Baltimore Intergroup Council of Alcoholics Anonymous Inc 1 $5,000
Belvedere Community Foundation 1 $100
Bonta California Progress Foundation 1 $5,000
Bring Me a Book Foundation 1 $1,000
Build Change 1 $10,000
Camp Havaya 1 $1,000
Catholics for Choice 1 $2,850
Center for Humane Technology 1 $25,000
Center For Young Women's Development DBA Young Women's Freedom Center 1 $8,750
Chabad House Bowery Inc. 1 $10,000
Chez Panisse Foundation AKA Edible Schoolyard Project 1 $5,000
City Schoolyard Garden 1 $12,000
College Is Real, Inc. 1 $1,000
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County 1 $2,000
Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation Inc. 1 $5,000
Creative Growth Art Center 1 $3,000
Cystinosis Research Foundation 1 $25,000
Eden Reforestation Projects 1 $3,055
Emergency Family Assistance Association 1 $720
Environmental and Energy Study Institute 1 $1,500
Etz Chaim Synagogue 1 $118
Fast Forward 1 $1,000
First Descents 1 $100
Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Inc. 1 $10,000
Fortune Society, Inc. 1 $1,000
Friends of China Camp, Inc. 1 $500
Friends of Vancouver Foundation 1 $20,500
Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery 1 $100
Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California 1 $1,000
Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescue 1 $1,000
Imagination Productions 1 $5,000
Instituto Para el Buen Vivir 1 $10,000
Israel Children's Cancer Foundation Inc. 1 $300
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch 1 $5,000
Jewish Center for Justice 1 $100
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit 1 $2,000
JEWISHcolorado 1 $3,000
KCET 1 $200
Kids in Need of Defense 1 $1,000
Lake Roland Nature Council Inc. 1 $1,000
LAvate 1 $5,000
Legal Aid at Work 1 $1,000
Let Grow Inc. 1 $2,000
Living with Wolves Ltd. 1 $2,500
Magain David Sephardim Congregation 1 $20,000
Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland 1 $750,000
Market Street Railway Company 1 $500
Mei Fong and Associates DBA Asian Women's Shelter 1 $100
Merona Leadership Foundation 1 $1,327
Mittleman Jewish Community Center 1 $5,000
More in Common 1 $25,000
Nathan Balk King 1 $2,500
National Conference of Synagogue Youth 1 $10,000
National Tay-Sachs And Allied Diseases Association 1 $1,000
NECHAMA - Jewish Response to Disaster 1 $360
New Orleans Abortion Fund - National Network of Abortion Funds 1 $10,000
North Star Fund, Inc. 1 $5,000
Oakland Community Land Trust 1 $5,000
One Percent for Education 1 $1,000
Option Institute And Fellowship 1 $50,000
Our Place in New York, Inc. 1 $106
Pacific Environment and Resources Center 1 $2,500
PATH 1 $2,000

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