Endowment Fund Grants
Applications for FY14 will be available in October, 2012.
For more information, please contact Linda Kraner at (301) 230-7242.
United Jewish Endowment Fund Grants Spring FY12
Alexander Muss High School in Israel $3,309
High School in Israel
Incentive grants and scholarship assistance are provided for an eight-week Israel program for eleventh and twelfth graders.
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee $70,000
Center for Young Adults in Afula
1025 young adults will take part in employment services counseling and/or community engagement training. Counseling will be provided in areas of higher education, vocational training and employment readiness.
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee $93,000
STRIVE and Multi-Purpose Employment Center in Be’er Sheva
This program will provide direct services to 150 unemployed participants including chronically unemployed people and steer another 450 participants to the employment program most suitable for them.
Beit Shemesh Ethiopian Community Task Force $10,000
Ethiopian Empowerment Program
The Community Empowerment Program is training Ethiopian-Israelis to become advocates for the future of their own community. A series of classes and seminars prepares residents of three Ethiopian-Israeli neighborhoods to work together to improve conditions facing their community.
Ethiopian Empowerment Committee $12,500
Inya Linya in Beit Shemesh
This program was developed by the Community Leadership Program Team in Beit Shemesh to provide scholastic assistance to Ethiopian-Israeli youth in fourth and fifth grades to encourage good study habits and scholastic achievement.
Ethiopian National Project $85,000
SPACE Program for Matriculation Exam Preparation
This program provides scholastic assistance for seventh-twelfth graders in Afula and is generally seen as a continuation of the PACT program. Academic achievement has meant a marked increase in high school graduation rates and in army service.
Ethiopian National Project $20,000
Youth Outreach Center in Beit Shemesh
Funds support a Youth Outreach Center for Ethiopian-Israeli youth in grades seven-twelve in Beit Shemesh.
Coming of Age in Northern Virginia $106,328
In response to a study identifying elder case management as one of the key unmet needs in Northern Virginia, funds were granted to expand geriatric services in Northern Virginia through a consortium effort of JSSA, JCA and the JCCNV.
Israel Venture Network $33,500
IVN Partnership Programs
In partnership with a private, local foundation and the Israel Venture Network, the UJEF will support the Cinderella project in Be’er Sheva and NP Tech in Lod.
IT Works $18,500
Unemployed or low-wage earning women, primarily new immigrants will be targeted for vocational training and opportunities for quality and dignified employment.
Jewish Agency for Israel $20,000
An Israel Fellow will be hired to work at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) to engage students on campus through education, social action and informed advocacy.
Jewish Agency for Israel $100,000
This program will provide small business loans and planning assistance for entrepreneurs in the Galil. Fund dollars are matched 4:1 by Israeli banks.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington $17,500
Partnership to Serve Seniors at Har Tzeon (Partnership with JSSA, JCA & Har Tzeon)
These funds will continue to fill a critical gap in services for increasingly frail and isolated Jewish senior adults in the eastern part of Montgomery County who are not served by other programs.
Jewish Federation of Greater Washington $180,000
Annual Campaign Supplement
This grant supplemented the Annual Campaign of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington in response to concerns about Federation allocations for FY13. These funds allowed for a number of programs to be funded that otherwise would have been cut from local allocations.
Jewish Social Service Agency $15,000
Coming of Age in Maryland
The basket of services provided by this grant enable aging seniors to continue to live in their homes and enjoy the benefits of being part of a Jewish community.
Joint Distribution Committee $135,000
PACT and PACT Plus in Afula
This program received continued support for the partnership between JDC and UJEF to provide a full spectrum of PACT (Parents and Children Together) programming for Ethiopian children ages birth through sixth grade and their families in Afula.
Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning $95,201
Israel Quest subsidies will enable over 100 Washington-area teens to travel to Israel on approved peer trips during the 2012-2013 school year and summer. Teens who fulfill the requirements in the IQ agreement will receive a base grant of up to $1,000.
Washington DC Jewish Community Center $37,000
Behrend-Adas Senior Fellowship
This grant supports the Washington DC Jewish Community Center’s collaborative service model with Adas Israel Congregation and the Jewish Social Service Agency. Together, these organizations provide a kosher lunch program, socialization activities and field trips to 40-90 seniors who live in a naturally occurring retirement community (NORC) in Northwest Washington, DC.
United Jewish Endowment Fund/The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington $180,000
Jewish Food Outreach Project
The Jewish Food Outreach Project will tie access to the hottest, most cutting edge foodies in Greater Washington to an opportunity to share points of view on Jewish Food and its significance in our culture. Community members will have the opportunity to give input as well on dialogue boards that welcome story sharing, recipe sharing and more. Off line, events will offer ways for us to connect to each other in person through social action projects, cooking classes and competitions, and exclusive dining opportunities from the community's top foodies.
With the powerful venture partnership of The Ethiopian National Project (ENP), ATIDIM, UJC, the Federations of North America and you, we can give young Ethiopians the skills to achieve and productively participate in all facets of Israeli society.
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