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 1,050 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.

View the 2019 Grantmaking Report

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, in 2019 the Federation facilitated 10,050 grants from donor-advised funds and supporting foundations, totaling $175,078,668. 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.

View 2018 grants

Arts/Culture/Humanities

1,294 grants totaling $9,388,906

Education

1,641 grants totaling $27,569,564

Environment/Animals

744 grants totaling $17,698,729

Health

1,054 grants totaling $15,279,197

Human Services

1,511 grants totaling $11,768,076

Public/Society Benefit

2,598 grants totaling $79,923,414

Religion

1,208 grants totaling $13,450,797
Grantee name Total Grants Total Amountsort ascending
Berkeley Food & Housing Project 3 $1,760
Filoli Center 2 $1,750
Pesticide Action Network North America 1 $1,750
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles 2 $1,750
Jamestown Community Center 2 $1,750
Palo Alto Community Fund 2 $1,700
ForWords 3 $1,700
Sequoia Hospital Foundation 3 $1,700
Colby College 3 $1,700
Mercy Ships 4 $1,700
National Alliance on Mental Illness - San Fernando Valley 3 $1,660
Reach Out and Read 3 $1,650
Imagine Bus Project 3 $1,650
American Friends of the Toronto International Film Festival 1 $1,635
Native American Rights Fund 3 $1,634
Utility Reform Network 4 $1,634
Morgan Autism Center 2 $1,600
Black Fret 1 $1,600
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center 2 $1,600
Meals on Wheels of Alameda County 2 $1,600
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization 3 $1,600
Redwood Empire Food Bank 4 $1,600
Soul Shoppe Programs 2 $1,600
Friends of the Children - SF Bay Area 3 $1,600
Golden Gate Blues Society 1 $1,600
Mountain Play Association 2 $1,584
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco 5 $1,500
American Society for Clinical Investigation 1 $1,500
AARP Foundation 2 $1,500
Little Opera 1 $1,500
San Francisco Choral Society 1 $1,500
Colorado College 1 $1,500
Tri-Valley Montessori School 1 $1,500
Occidental Arts & Ecology Center 1 $1,500
Curry Senior Center 2 $1,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley 1 $1,500
Downieville Tennis and Education Association 1 $1,500
San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Foundation 5 $1,500
Synergy School 1 $1,500
Friends of Asor Fund USA 2 $1,500
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging 2 $1,500
Find Your Light Foundation 1 $1,500
Arnold P. Gold Foundation 1 $1,500
Beyond Faces Foundation 1 $1,500
GenderAvenger 1 $1,500
The Threshold Foundation 1 $1,500
Young Audiences of Northern California 1 $1,500
Book Trust 1 $1,500
Design Tech High School 1 $1,500
Corazon Healdsburg 3 $1,500
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern Arizona 1 $1,500
American Jewish Committee, NY 1 $1,500
American Friends of Batsheva Dance Company 1 $1,500
Palm Springs Friends of the Philharmonic 1 $1,500
Phillips Brooks School 1 $1,500
San Francisco Day School 2 $1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth 3 $1,500
Lost Coast Interpretive Association 1 $1,500
American Museum of Fly Fishing 1 $1,500
Catholic Charities San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo 1 $1,500
Healdsburg Center for the Arts 1 $1,500
Nevada City Community Broadcast Group 1 $1,500
ReSurge International 2 $1,500
Brigid Alliance 1 $1,500
CreaTV 1 $1,500
Friends of JCC Krakow 2 $1,500
HelpUsAdopt.org 1 $1,500
Rotary District 5170 Foundation 1 $1,500
SGA Youth & Family Services 1 $1,500
Save Venice 1 $1,500
Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School Ltd. 2 $1,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association 1 $1,500
Foundation Fighting Blindness 3 $1,500
Ohr HaTorah 1 $1,500
South American Initiative 1 $1,500
Aurora Theatre Company 2 $1,500
Vassar College 1 $1,500
Student Conservation Association 1 $1,500
CASA of San Mateo County 2 $1,500
Bring Change to Mind 1 $1,500
Jewish Federation Jewish Social Service 1 $1,500
SETI Institute 1 $1,500
Chabad House of Harvard Square 1 $1,500
Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy 2 $1,500
Women Make Movies 2 $1,500
Voice of Witness 1 $1,500
Pro Bono Project 1 $1,500
Adath Israel Congregation 2 $1,500
Refugee Home Project 1 $1,464
Mercy Corps 3 $1,450
Daily Acts Organization 2 $1,450
Physicians for Human Rights 3 $1,440
Hands of Peace 2 $1,440
Sarah's Circle 3 $1,400
Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra 2 $1,400
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation 6 $1,400
KPFA Radio 4 $1,400
Creative Growth Art Center 1 $1,400
Dartmouth College 2 $1,389
HIP Housing 3 $1,350

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