OUR MISSION

At UJA, we care for Jews everywhere and New Yorkers of all backgrounds, respond to crises close to home and far away, and shape our Jewish future.
As the world’s largest local philanthropy…

WE’VE GOT THE REACH

TO GET THINGS DONE.

We fund a network of hundreds of nonprofits and seed grassroots organizations that can work individually and together to respond to ongoing challenges and emerging issues. As the ultimate connector, we have the leverage and relationships to move quickly and effectively.

WE’RE NIMBLE

When Crises Don’t Take Turns.

We’ve proven we can respond on multiple fronts simultaneously and at a moment’s notice. And though we can’t know what will strike next, we can be ready.

WE’RE A WIDE OPEN TENT

And Never Has That Mattered More.

We offer a safe, welcoming communal space, an antidote to societal divisiveness and incivility. As a community convener, we bring together diverse Jewish voices around issues of common cause. We’re also striving every day to create a more inclusive and equitable Jewish community.

To learn where we distributed our funding last year, take a look here.

Our Work

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Caring for People in Need

Providing a lifeline for the isolated, the vulnerable, and people facing challenges too difficult to bear alone. 

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Strengthening Jewish Life

Strengthening Jewish identity and Jewish community locally and globally. 

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Promoting Justice & Inclusion

Helping to make our diverse New York Jewish community a shared space where all feel safe and valued.

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Antisemitism & Global Crises

Working to ensure safe, thriving Jewish communities around the world — in crisis and every day.

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OUR IMPACT

  • Making a difference for 4.5 million people annually.

  • 519,000 hours of mental health services provided.

  • 355,000 New Yorkers helped by our Covid relief hubs and food interventions.

  • 100,000 hours of pro bono legal services help New Yorkers.

  • 85,200 seniors participate in social or wellness programs.

  • More than $7.2 million dedicated annually to meet the needs of the last generation of Holocaust survivors.

  • 13,500 campers around the world attend Jewish summer day camps.

  • 2,000 local Jewish institutions kept safer through our Community Security Initiative.

OUR HISTORY

On January 10, 1917, the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies of New York City was formally chartered by the State of New York. Throughout our history, we’ve been at the forefront of responding to major events that have shaped our city and our global community. At every point, people have counted on us to make their lives better — and we have.

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OUR PARTNERS

We fund a network of hundreds of nonprofits here in New York, in Israel and in every part of the globe to tackle today’s most pressing issues head-on.

  • Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp
  • Camp Zeke
  • Eden Village Camp
  • Foundation for Jewish Camp
  • Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds
  • Rising Treetops at Oakhurst
  • Surprise Lake Camp
  • Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts