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Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Federated Giving Programs, Philanthropy

Mission: The mission of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley is to strengthen and enrich the Jewish community locally, in Israel and throughout the world. Our efforts support educational, social service and charitable programs that exemplify the Jewish values of K’lal Yisrael (taking responsibility for one another), Tzedakah (charity and righteousness), and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).

Programs: Designated giving to fund & support agencies and programs including jewish community center, local day schools & synagogues

levy family campus - develop, operate and maintain a community campus for the purpose of housing jewish agencies and non-profit organizations which provide services to the local jewish community . Of the total revenue of $3,200,225 the amount of $1,924,768 is granted back to these organizations in the form of free rent. These grants are reported in form 990 as part of the designated giving reported on line 4a above.

jewish community news - publishes a community periodical highlighting local jewish community news, events and activities.

provides a community chaplain, outreach events, e-newsletter & web services, member of jewish community relations council, silicon valley holocaust survivors group, israel trip and summer camp scholarships to individuals.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

The Jewish Federation is an outstanding organization. It is the umbrella organization of the Silicon Valley Jewish Community. It raises funds for local Jewish agencies, for Jews around the world and in Israel.

The Federation is VERY careful in the way in using donor gifts. It has a small staff and small overhead for this type of non profit.

My husband and I have a Donor Directed Fund that handles all of our philanthropic giving. I trust the Federation to make good decision with our gifts.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been both a professional and a full time volunteer with the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley. In both roles, I have found the Federation to be an exemplary organization. The Federation is extremely careful to maintain a low overhead, so that donations go directly to the beneficiary agencies. Each year, the Allocations committee meets with the agencies to assure that their allocation is supporting the mission of the agency.The Federation has also provided a strong support and social group for myself and my husband. In addition, I have learned many useful skills form serving on the board of the Federation. I am very proud to be part of this excellent non-profit.


Board Member

Rating: 4

Always a positive experience. I have been off and on the Women's Division and now Women's Philanthropy board for years. I've served as the Connections chair and then co-chair. Staff is knowledgeable, always helpful, and professional.



Rating: 5

I have been involved with the Jewish Federation in nearly all capacities, from being a recipient of community funds for trips to Israel,attending the local day schools and working for local Federation-funded agencies, to meeting my beloved at a Federation event and being a Federation donor and volunteer myself. The work this organization does goes above and beyond what others with so many more funds have accomplished. Kol Hakavoad!