Jewish Foundation Distributes $2.2 Million in First 6 Months of 2020

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven distributed over $2,222,360 in the first six months of 2020—$2,054,739.24 of this amount was to local Jewish organizations and synagogues.

These charitable distributions are an investment in our community. We change lives, we assist those in need, we provide for our local Jewish agencies and synagogues, and we invest in future generations.

Highlights of our distributions:


$274,639 in emergency grants from the COVID-19 Response/Maimonides Response Funds to provide assistance for critical human needs such as food, housing, and mental health services;


$130,000 in grants awarded through our new grants for the Jewish elderly initiative;


$240,000 in security grants awarded for synagogues, day schools, JCC, and Camp Laurelwood;


$170,000+ for education and Jewish camping;


$240,000+ for Jews in need and the Jewish elderly (in addition to Maimonides and elderly grants); and


$400,000+ to the Jewish Federation.

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The Jewish Foundation can help you explore charitable opportunities that work for you. 

The Jewish Foundation is a trusted and expert resource for charitable gift planning and endowments and serves as a partner and resource for synagogues, local Jewish agencies, professional advisors and donors.

When you make a current gift or leave a bequest to the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven, you not only benefit our community, but you can also support the causes that are important to you.  You can designate that your gift be used to provide unrestricted funds to help meet community needs now and in the future or to endow a permanent fund to aid identified programs, your synagogue, agencies, organizations, or initiatives (Jewish or not Jewish, in Greater New Haven, Israel or beyond) that are of particular interest to you and your family.

Lisa Stanger, Esq., Executive Director
Tiberius Halai, Grants and Gift Manager
Beth Kupcho, Scholarship and Philanthropy Manager
Stephanie Licsak, Controller
Sarah Domena, Marketing and Communications Director
Tamara Schechter, Create a Jewish Legacy Manager

Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525
203-387-2424, ext. 382
203-387-1818 (fax)

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