Eighteen local Jewish organizations have been granted over $58,000 in this year’s round of Anything Grants funding.
This year, 37 applications were received, representing nearly $153,000 in funding requests. Most recipients will use the funds to address the impact of the pandemic on the organization and its constituents. Among the projects being funded include upgrades to technology tools and physical spaces to assist organizations in pursuing their missions through this time of physical distancing.
Anything Grants are awarded by the Staenberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. Each grant will be equal to 50 percent of the project budget; organizations are responsible for raising the remaining 50 percent from other sources.
With the matching grants the recipients raise, these grants will bring $117,714 new dollars into the St. Louis Jewish community.
2020 Anything Grant recipients:
- Agudas Israel of St. Louis
- Bais Abraham Congregation
- Barbara Mendelson Tomchei Shabbos Fund
- B’nai Amoona Congregation
- BBYO St. Louis
- Chabad of Greater St. Louis
- Chabad of St. Charles County
- Covenant Place
- Crown Center for Senior Living
- Cultural Leadership
- Hillel at Maryville University
- Jewish Family Services
- Jewish Federation of St. Louis Community Engagement Department
- Kol Rinah
- Nusach Hari B’nai Tzion
- Temple Emanuel
- Temple Israel
- Torah Prep School
A lay advisory committee reviewed all applications and made recommendations to the Staenberg Family Foundation Board of Directors, who made the final decisions. Grant recipients must complete their projects by April 22, 2021, in order to receive funds.
Please contact Nava Kantor at NKantor@JFedSTL.org or (314) 442-3814 with any questions about Anything Grants or the Staenberg Family Foundation.