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Shimon ben Joseph Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-06

At A Glance

Shimon ben Joseph Foundation

(also known as Jim Joseph Foundation)

343 Sansome St., Ste. 550

San Francisco, CA United States 94104-1303

Telephone: (415) 658-8730


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $1,123,283,923

Total giving: $35,236,937






Established in 2003 in CA following the death of Jim Joseph; classified as a private foundation in 2006 - Jim Joseph was founder and president of a successful real estate development company. When he passed away in 2003, he left the Jim Joseph Foundation to benefit the education of Jewish youth in the United States. The Jim Joseph Foundation began operations in January 2006.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation will take a broad view of education including day schools, camping, youth groups, congregational education and the like. The foundation seeks to identify funding opportunities in support of educational experiences that make an indelible impact on the lives of its Jewish participants. .

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Judaism
  • Religion
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Jewish people
  • Students
  • Young adults

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $1,123,283,923 (market value)

Expenditures: $41,977,145

Total giving: $35,236,937

Qualifying distributions: $40,227,593

Giving activities include:

$35,236,937 for grants