The Jewish Pride Fund

Photo by Ma'avarim demonstration in Tel Aviv to protest stabbing of an Israeli Arab trans woman, 2018.

About the Jewish Pride Fund

Learn more about our Giving Circle and then consider joining us.

The Jewish Pride Fund is a Giving Circle of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. The Pride Fund launched in January of 2018 with 10 members, under the leadership of the founding Chair, Sam Goldman, a former Alliance participant. In 2019 the Fund grew to 15 members, and David Rak took over as the second Chair. In 2020, continuing under David’s leadership the Fund has 16 members. The JPF is open to all members and allies of the LGBTQ community.

Along with philanthropy focused on supporting the intersecting needs, values and interests of the LGBTQ and Jewish communities in the Bay Area, nationally and in Israel, the membership has expanded activities to include Shabbat dinners and volunteering together. Activities that will resume once social distancing protocols can be relaxed.

2020 Supported Nonprofits

2020 Jewish Pride Fund Grants (for fiscal cycle July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021). The Jewish Pride Fund granted a total of $28,000 in 2020 to 4 organizations and contributed $3,245 to Fund operations. In 2020, in addition to evaluating organizations and proposals based on the intersection of Jewish and LGBTQ lens, the Fund pivoted to also examine urgent organizational needs based on the COVID19 pandemic and its impact on the organizations and the vulnerable populations that they serve.

Eshel

New York, NY

Eshel’s mission is to create a future for Orthodox lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and their families. Through its innovative and culturally sensitive programming, Eshel works with each individual, family, and community... 

Sha’ar Zahav

San Francisco, CA

We are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual Jews, together with family and friends, both Jewish and non-Jewish.

Ma’avarim

Lewiston, ME

Our goal is to empower and support members of the trans community, facilitating both personal and social change.

Beit Dror (Otot)

New York, NY

"Dror" is a unique center for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender adolescents who have been rejected and alienated because of their sexual orientation.

The center is one of the unique solutions of the "Hassut HaNo’ar" authority of th
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2019 Supported Nonprofits

2019 Jewish Pride Fund Grants (for fiscal cycle July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020). The Jewish Pride Fund granted a total of $29,000 in 2019.

Ma’avarim

Lewiston, ME

Our goal is to empower and support members of the trans community, facilitating both personal and social change.

Beit Dror (Otot)

New York, NY

"Dror" is a unique center for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender adolescents who have been rejected and alienated because of their sexual orientation.

The center is one of the unique solutions of the "Hassut HaNo’ar" authority of th
... 

Keshet

Boston, MA

Keshet is a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life.

Eshel

New York, NY

Eshel’s mission is to create a future for Orthodox lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and their families. Through its innovative and culturally sensitive programming, Eshel works with each individual, family, and community... 

Nice Jewish Boys

San Francisco, CA

Nice Jewish Boys is a welcoming organization focused on fostering Jewish identity in an inclusive social setting for gay, bi, queer, and trans men.

We create social spaces and service opportunities so that our members can develop meaning
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2018 Supported Nonprofits

2018 Jewish Pride Fund Grants (for fiscal cycle July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019). The Jewish Pride Fund awarded $6,000 to the following three organizations, for a total of $18,000 in 2018.

Israel Gay Youth

Lewiston, ME

Israel Gay Youth (IGY) is Israel’s national LGBTQ+ youth organization, empowering thousands of participants each year, between the ages of 12 to 23, to create a leading role for themselves in a more accepting society, while supporting their... 

Eshel

New York, NY

Eshel’s mission is to create a future for Orthodox lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and their families. Through its innovative and culturally sensitive programming, Eshel works with each individual, family, and community... 

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Urban and inclusive, the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco celebrates our vibrant city and its people, exploring Jewish culture and traditions as a pathway for joyful, meaningful living. We're a community that welcomes everyone, usin... 

Our Mission

The Jewish Pride Fund, a Giving Circle of the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation, is committed to supporting the intersecting needs, values and interests of the LGBTQ and Jewish communities in the Bay Area, nationally and in Israel.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a world where Jewish LGBTQ voices are heard across Jewish secular and religious society. We believe that if we empower LGBTQ individuals and families that identify with the Jewish community through financial and activist support of deserving organizations, we contribute to the rising power and agency of the LGBTQ community as a whole. We believe that members of the Jewish LGBTQ community have a unique role to play in civil right, social justice, and religious inclusion.