Thursday September 21, 2017
Grants and Scholarships
Gifts from our donors to unrestricted funds and funds with unrestricted income allow us to provide grants for new initiatives, to support programs in danger of being discontinued, meet emergency needs, and run the Foundation. For example, the JEF made available up to $12,000 to area organizations holding High Holiday Services in 2014 for additional, visible security.
2015 Grant Awards
In 2015, the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Western Massachusetts (JEF) committed $118,380 for programs and projects in its 2015-2016 fiscal year.
Recipient programs include:
Congregation Ahavas Achim - Teen Program
Congregation Ahavas Achim - Hebrew School Enhancement
Congregation B'nai Israel (with Lander-Grinspoon Academy) - Outdoor Classroom
Congregation B'nai Israel - Sound System
Congregation B'nai Israel - Security
Hillel at UMass - Midot Initiative
Jewish Geriatric Services - Passover Seder Endowment
Rachel's Table - ESSEN-tials (kosher food program)
Rachel's Table - Gleaning Project
Lander-Grinspoon Academy - Technology Enhancements
Lander-Grinspoon Academy - Security Updates
Springfield Jewish Community Center - Building Security Project
Springfield Jewish Community Center - Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival
Temple Beth El - Melton Program
To learn more about Unrestricted Fund grants or the Jewish Endowment Foundation, contact Michelle Lancto at 413-732-9994 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jewish Endowment Foundation is a division of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts.