Grants and Allocations
Grants and allocations are how UJA-Federation of New York transforms its mission into impact. For 2013-2014, UJA-Federation approved $131 million in funding, contributing to the vitality of Jewish life in New York, in Israel, and around the world. Recipients of our grants and allocations include nearly 100 human-service, relief, educational, and community-building agencies in UJA-Federation's network and other organizations, including a wide range of independent Jewish institutions and emerging Jewish organizations.
Grants and allocations fall into two categories, each equally important to our overarching impact: 1) targeted funding to agencies and programs based on strategic priorities and communal need, and 2) core operating support or unrestricted funding that allows each agency to determine where money needs to be spent. It's critical for the agencies' day-to-day operations and long-term planning.
Our funding enables these institutions to deliver services and invest in their ability to achieve a high level of success.
Reports of strategic directions and grants are published annually.
Learn how to apply for grants.
Synagogue Inclusion Ignition Grant
UJA-Federation’s Caring Commission and SYNERGY are thrilled to announce our Synagogue Inclusion Ignition Grant opportunity. With this award, we aim to inspire synagogues to think creatively about new programs, policies, infrastructures, or outreach activities that could be implemented to increase accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities. Complete a two-page proposal for the chance to win $10,000 for your new idea.
In addition to awarding unrestricted core-operating support and targeted funds for agency capacity-building, the Jewish Communal Network Commission (JCNC) supports the infrastructure of UJA-Federation’s beneficiary agencies through grants for emergency repairs, necessary maintenance, and vehicle purchases. The funding for these grants comes from the Building Repair Fund, a second-line campaign created by UJA-Federation’s Real Estate Division, and targeted endowments.
JCNC is making available a limited number of grants to Network Agencies for Building Repair Projects, Preventive Maintenance Planning, and Vehicle Purchase. Building Repair grants are for physical plant projects. Preventive Maintenance Plans will help network agencies be more strategic, to anticipate and plan for maintenance, repair, and replacement. Vehicle Purchase is a grant towards the capital purchase cost of transportation vehicles for client-related use. Applications are due Wednesday, January 15, 2014.