2018 Community Investments
Strategic Program Grants
Click here to see a list of the Strategic Program Grants we distributed in 2018.
Jewish Federation of St. Louis funds various agencies to support ongoing development and enhancement of a thriving Jewish community.
Click here to see a list of all our local Beneficiary Agencies in 2018.
We fund these agencies because the work they do impacts our St. Louis community.
70 Faces Media is the largest and most diverse Jewish media organization in North America. It is a not-for-profit digital media company that aspires to connect as many people as possible to all sides of the unfolding Jewish story. They are inspired by the Jewish story’s power to provide deep personal meaning, sustain a people and improve the world. Their brands collectively serve as a virtual town square, highlighting and hosting a multitude of voices and conversations as they inform people about Jewish news, history, traditions, values, entertainment and culture. Cor e Investment: $9,500.
American Jewish Committee (AJC)
For more than a century, AJC has been the leading global Jewish advocacy organization. With offices across the United States and around the globe, and partnerships with Jewish communities worldwide, AJC works to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and advance human rights and democratic values for all. Core Investment: $19,000.
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, the ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. Core Investment: $17,000.
B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO)
BBYO is the leading pluralistic teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. For 90 years, BBYO has provided exceptional identity enrichment and leadership development experiences for hundreds of thousands of Jewish teens. Core Investment: $4,000.
Hillel Foundation for Jewish Campus Life (Hillel)
Hillel engages with and inspires the leadership of more Jewish college students than all other endeavors combined. For nearly a century, Hillel’s network of dedicated student leaders, professionals and volunteers have encouraged generations of young adults to celebrate Jewish learning and living, pursue social justice (tikkun olam and tzedek) and connect to their peers and the global Jewish people. By participating in life-changing trips and campus initiatives, students learn to make a meaningful impact on the future of the Jewish people and the world while they grow intellectually, socially and spiritually. Core Investment: $24,000.
Israel Action Network (IAN)
The Israel Action Network is a strategic initiative of The Jewish Federations of North America, in partnership with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, created to counter assaults made on Israel’s legitimacy. Israel today faces an intensive and increasingly sophisticated assault on its right to exist as a sovereign democratic Jewish state. The IAN was created to educate, organize and mobilize the organized North American Jewish community to develop strategic approaches to countering these assaults and develop innovative efforts to change the conversation about Israel and achieve peace and security for two states for two peoples. Core Investment: $12,000.
JCC Association is the continental umbrella organization for the Jewish Community Center Movement, which includes more than 350 JCCs, YM-YWHAs and camp sites in the United States and Canada. JCC Association offers a wide range of services and resources to help its affiliates to provide educational, cultural, social, Jewish identity-building and recreational programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. JCC Association supports the largest network of Jewish early childhood centers and Jewish summer camps in North America, and is also a U.S. government accredited agency for serving the religious and social needs of Jewish military personnel through JWB Jewish Chaplains Council. Core Investment: $19,000.
Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA)
The mission of the JCPA is to serve as the representative voice of the organized American Jewish community in addressing the principal mandate of the Jewish community relations field, expressed in three interrelated goals: To safeguard the human rights of the Jewish people and others, here and throughout the world; To dedicate ourselves to the safety and security of the state of Israel; To protect, preserve and promote a just American society, one that is democratic and pluralistic, one that furthers harmonious interreligious, interethnic, interracial and other intergroup relations. Core Investment: $9,500.
The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) represent 147 Jewish Federations and over 300 Network communities, which raise and distribute more than $2 billion annually and through planned giving and endowment programs to support social welfare, social services and educational needs. Core Investment: $358,535.
JPro Network, formerly the Jewish Communal Services Association of North America, is the representative organization of people engaged in the field of communal service in the Jewish community. Core Investment: $500.
Moishe House, a pluralistic international organization, provides meaningful Jewish experiences to young adults in their 20s. Their innovative model trains, supports and sponsors young Jewish leaders as they create vibrant home-based communities for themselves and their peers. Core Investment: $2,500.
Israel and Overseas Beneficiaries
Jewish Federation of St. Louis, through its unrestricted overseas allocation, funds programs and services of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and the American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).
American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
JDC is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, impacting millions of lives in more than 70 countries today. Learn more here. Core Investment: $505,000.
Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI)
JAFI is the largest Jewish nonprofit organization in the world. Its mission is to “inspire Jews throughout the world to connect with their people, heritage and land, and empower them to build a thriving Jewish future and a strong Israel. Learn more here. Core Investment: $820,000.