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.
UJA-Federation's Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal (CoJIR) is now taking applications for a limited number of grants to New York Jewish day school organizations, schools, and yeshivot to experiment with new models in the day school field.
Jewish Social Action Month
Jewish Social Action Month (JSAM) is a global initiative that takes place during the month of Cheshvan, from Wednesday, Saturday, October 5, to Sunday, November 3, 2013. As part of JSAM, UJA-Federation of New York's Commission on the Jewish People (COJP) supports Jewish social-action and community service projects that bring together volunteers from different synagogues, day schools, community centers, and organizations in the New York metropolitan area.
We are now accepting applications for JSAM 2013. Additionally, we will be holding two conference calls to explain our grant criteria. Please visit the JSAM page for more information.