When we mention our strong network, we mean you — the people, organizations, and agencies that move our shared mission forward.

At UJA, we work hand-in-hand with our grantees to put creativity and strategy into action for our whole community.


We publish our comprehensive grant report each year.  

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What We Fund

At UJA, our grants support organizations  in two different ways: 

(1) General operating support, which provides organizations with critical, unrestricted dollars for infrastructure and resiliency.

(2) Designated grants, which are made available through requests for applications or by invitation to organizations for specific programs, capacity building, or initiatives.

UJA awards grants to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations that are charitable, educational, or scientific organizations, as defined within related Treasury regulations and the Internal Revenue Code.

In the United States, our funding is available for organizations in our eight-county catchment area, which encompasses New York City’s five boroughs and Westchester, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. Overseas, we support programs in Europe, Israel, and the former Soviet Union through our global partnerships with the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and other nonprofit groups. 

UJA-Federation of New York is a public charity with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. To preserve this special status, UJA-Federation is strictly prohibited from participating in political activities and is precluded from supporting or opposing any candidate for elective public office. UJA-Federation must avoid even the appearance of engaging in partisan politics; any breach of this prohibition can have severe consequences for the organization, including the possible loss of its tax-exempt status.

We invite you to visit UJANet, our one-stop shop that makes it easy to apply for and manage your UJA funding!

Our Application Process

On the UJANet homepage, you will be able to view current Requests for Applications (RFAs) that are open for the community. If you are a new grantee that is interested in responding to one of these RFAs, we encourage you to fill out and submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) so that we can learn more about you and your work. If you have an existing UJANet account, you can log in and visit the RFA tab to view all available funding opportunities.

Please be aware that due to limited funds, there are many worthwhile proposals we cannot fund. Nevertheless, we are always interested in learning about new initiatives and agencies to collaborate with in the future!

Questions? Contact us