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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 grants@jewishphilly.org.

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 October 28, 2019 to grants@jewishphilly.org.

For questions and to receive required proposal forms, grant seekers must contact grants@jewishphilly.org or Rachel Gross, Director of Planned Giving and Endowments, at rgross@jewishphilly.org.

Jewish Federation Real Estate (JFRE) Fund

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. 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.

Please check back for next year’s proposal dates.