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Your $1,000+ annual membership contribution to the JFRE Fund or the Jewish Community Fund supports camps, food pantries and safe houses; upgrades older adult housing facilities; and gives life to other flagship capital projects in Greater Philadelphia and Israel.
The JFRE Fund significantly contributes toward tangible and enduring capital needs aligned with the Jewish Federation’s priorities. Grants are awarded to capital projects in the Greater Philadelphia area, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, and in Israel and overseas. Projects in Israel are invitation only. Please contact Tali Lidar, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. This fund supports capital projects that allow for a new acquisition, new construction, a substantial expansion, or rehabilitation of an existing service/construction or the replacement or renovation of a deteriorated capital asset. Projects that enhance the quality of Jewish community life, link the Jewish community with its heritage, contribute to usable community infrastructure, or serve as a resource for children, youth, and adults are strongly encouraged.
- New and existing projects are eligible for consideration.
- Jewish life and learning and security projects will be prioritized.
- Funds can be used to support capital projects that allow for a new acquisition, new construction, a substantial expansion, or rehabilitation of an existing service/construction or the replacement or renovation of a deteriorated capital asset.
- The grant amounts will range between $5,000 and $100,000 for a one-year grant; however, larger grants are possible.
- Projects should enhance the quality of community life, link the community with its heritage, contribute to usable community infrastructure, or serve as a resource for children, youth, and adults.
- Organizations in greater Philadelphia must have its own IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation. Organizations in Israel be a registered Amuta with Rasham Ha’amotot and maintain its Malkar status.
- Approximately 80% of the funds will be granted to agencies serving individuals in Greater Philadelphia. Jewish life and learning projects will be prioritized.
The submission deadline for 2020 has passed. Check back for updates on when submissions open for 2021.