Federation ends annual campaign, makes $22 million in grants

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The S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation recently concluded its 2013-2014 annual campaign, raising $19.95 million, up from $18.65 million the year before. The donations included gifts from 650 new donors.

For the fiscal year July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, the federation provided grants of more than $22 million to Jewish community organizations in the Bay Area, Israel and around the world.

Among the larger grants were $72,000 for JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa); $100,000 to the JCC in Warsaw, Poland; $485,000 for the North Peninsula Teen Collaborative, with URJ Camp Newman, synagogues and JewishLearningWorks, to engage teens in Jewish life; and $344,234 to the Oshman Family JCC and Hillel at Stanford to launch ENGAJ: Engaging the Next Generation of Adult Jews.

In addition to its direct grant-making, the federation also administered nearly $161 million in grants from donor-advised funds.