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The Jewish Federation evaluates grant applications and assesses the Jewish community’s most pressing needs. We award grants to programs that most effectively address the critical priorities of our local and global Jewish communities.

We encourage you to check this page regularly for updated grant opportunities. If you have any questions about Jewish Federation funding, please contact

Bernard and Etta Weinberg Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

The Bernard and Etta Weinberg Fund, a restricted fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, awards grants to projects in the Greater Philadelphia area — including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties — in three areas: providing geriatric counseling and care management, services for older adults ages 60+, and Jewish education. Programs that feature collaboration with other agencies, service providers and funders are strongly encouraged. Multi-year funding requests (of up to three years) will be considered for organizations serving clients in the Greater Philadelphia area.


Projects must focus on one of the following target areas: services for older adults ages 60+, including geriatric counseling and care management, or Jewish education.

Organizations considered must serve a significant number of individuals, but do not necessarily have to be “Jewish” organizations.

New, pilot or expansion of existing projects will be prioritized.

Projects that have received funding for three years in a row are not eligible to receive grants until the next funding cycle.


All proposals are due January 11, 2019 to

All applicants will be notified of the status of their proposal no later than June 1, 2019

For questions and to receive required proposal forms, grant seekers must contact Han Meadway, Associate Director for Social Responsibility, at or Rachel Gross, Director of Planned Giving and Endowments, at