UJA-Federation of New York

Good together.


Grants and Allocations

About Our Grants

UJA-Federation of New York selects grant recipients from among the many not-for-profit organizations that embody our mission.

Grants and allocations are how UJA-Federation of New York translates its mission into impact. For 2014 – 2015, UJA-Federation approved $135 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 that comprise UJA-Federation's network and other organizations that include a wide range of independent Jewish institutions and emerging Jewish organizations.

Grants and allocations fall into two categories, each important to actualizing our goals: 1) targeted funding based on strategic priorities and communal need, and 2) core operating support or unrestricted funding for network agencies.

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 about our grantmaking process.

2014 – 2015

Our Current Open RFPs.

Commission on the Jewish People
Yachad Initiative

In an effort to promote yachad, or unity, across the New York City, Long Island, and Westchester Jewish communities, UJA-Federation of New York’s Jewish Peoplehood in New York (JPNY) Committee is committed to developing and pursuing initiatives that strengthen ties among its culturally and demographically diverse elements and promote an inclusive New York Jewish community. Recognizing the extensive diversity present within the New York Jewish community and the barriers that exist to engagement and inclusion, JPNY has identified a community need for organizations to create new engagement commitments and structures or to enhance already existing initiatives geared toward creating a more inclusive community where groups reflecting the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of our Jewish community are welcomed and empowered. To help address this need, the Jewish Peoplehood of New York Committee of the Commission on the Jewish People is making available a limited number of grants to congregations, community centers, and other organizations and agencies that are committed to promoting meaningful engagement and inclusion among the diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural Jewish populations that together constitute the greater New York Jewish community.
We are now accepting applications.

Download the Application.
Download the RFP.
Download Financial Guidelines.
Download Financial Reporting Form.
For more information contact Rachel Hodes at or 212.836.1254.