The Koret Foundation is dedicated to creating a vibrant Bay Area and a thriving Jewish community.

The Koret Foundation is dedicated to creating a vibrant Bay Area and a thriving Jewish community.

The Koret Foundation is dedicated to creating a vibrant Bay Area and a thriving Jewish community.

The Koret Foundation is dedicated to creating a vibrant Bay Area and a thriving Jewish community.

The Koret Foundation is dedicated to creating a vibrant Bay Area and a thriving Jewish community.

Grantee Spotlights

Swords to Plowshares: 50 years of vets helping vets

This year, Swords to Plowshares (Swords) celebrates 50 years of serving the Bay Area’s veterans. Swords provides comprehensive support for everything from VA benefits, housing, job retraining, and community. Koret spoke with two Swords ambassadors about the challenges of re-entering civilian life, and the successes of the organization's approach to building trust and developing community.

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Jewish Story Partners: Supporting Jewish filmmaking from many angles

Jewish Story Partners (JSP) believes that films generate empathy, inviting Jews and non-Jews alike to see each other across perceived boundaries and gain insight into the human condition. JSP has funded 85 films in its first two years, selected from well over 700 applications. We spoke with Roberta Grossman, JSP’s co-executive director, about the diversity of films JSP funds and the range of additional support it offers filmmakers to maximize impact.

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St. Anthony Foundation: Be our guest

St. Anthony Foundation has been a pillar of San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood for over 70 years, and provides a plethora of services in pursuit of their goal to serve as a gateway to stability. But the dining room is regarded as the heart of the organization. We spoke with CEO Nils Behnke about the organization’s deep-seeded values of dignity and respect, the importance of treating every individual they serve as a guest, and the role that food plays in building relationships.

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Guided by Jewish values, the Koret Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for all who live in the Bay Area and to ensuring the vitality of the global Jewish community. We champion community leaders and institutions that can do the greatest good for the most people.  

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Updates

JCCSF invites prominent Black Jews to lead its first Juneteenth event
Jun 2024 | Grantee in the News

JCCSF invites prominent Black Jews to lead its first Juneteenth event

On Tuesday, June 18, JCCSF will host its first Juneteenth event, hosted by three prominent Black Jewish leaders: Ilana Kaufman, CEO of the Berkeley-based Jews of Color Initiative; Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell, a Yiddish vocalist and composer; and award-winning writer and chef Michael Twitty.

Local initiative bets the Jewish future on better preschools
May 2024 | Grantee in the News

Local initiative bets the Jewish future on better preschools

Earlier this year, Koret partnered with Rosov Consulting and EarlyJ to research the Jewish early childhood education landscape in the Bay Area. Our findings led EarlyJ to expand a pilot program providing funding for Bay Area Jewish preschools to offer increased financial aid, attract and retain teachers, and increase security following the October 7 attacks. One school, the Gan Preschool in San Rafael, used funding to support three new Israeli families.

Archaeologists from University of Haifa and UCSD excavate submerged prehistoric site
May 2024 | Grantee in the News

Archaeologists from University of Haifa and UCSD excavate submerged prehistoric site

A team of marine archaeologists from the University of California, San Diego and the University of Haifa (UH)—a collaboration supported by the Koret Foundation—have been at work excavating a submerged prehistoric site that currently lies below the Mediterranean Sea off the Carmel Coast of Israel.