The Milton and Sophie Meyer Fund

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To support Jewish charities, primarily those located in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Application deadlines

March 31 and September 30

Program areas

Arts, culture, and humanities
Environment, animals
Human services
Public/society benefit

States served


Geographic limitations

Grants are primarily given to Jewish charities in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.


Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (Co-Trustee)
President of Sinai Memorial Chapel

The Milton and Sophie Meyer Fund supports qualified Jewish charities, primarily those located in the San Francisco Bay Area.


  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Average giving

Average grant size: $5,000 to $10,000
Average number of grants per year: 24
Average total giving per year: $160,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round, but applications must be submitted by March 31 or September 30 to be reviewed at the grant meeting following each such date.


Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by April and October for applications received by the deadlines.

Required reports

Periodic progress reports and final reports are required for funded projects within 6 months after receiving funds.

About the Foundation

The Milton and Sophie Meyer Fund was created under the Last Will and Testament of Milton Meyer to support Jewish charities. Mr. Meyer was born on September 7, 1885, and passed away on May 19, 1978. He was a resident of San Francisco, California.