Women’s Auxiliary Foundation

Women’s Auxiliary Foundation

Women’s Auxiliary Foundation for Jewish Aged, a Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, was established in 2014 through a generous commitment from the Women’s Auxiliary for the Jewish Aged. The Foundation is focused on providing financial support to St. Louis area 501(c)(3) organizations through grants and challenge grants for programs that ensure the dignity and honor of the Jewish elderly in the St. Louis community.

In concert with one of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ core commitments to “secure the well-being and safety of individuals within the Jewish community” and its high strategic priority of serving “elderly Jews at risk,” the Women’s Auxiliary Foundation for Jewish Aged is committed to our mission to fund organizations and programs that work toward this priority.

Guidelines for the Women’s Auxiliary Foundation

The Board has approved new guidelines for 2023. We want and encourage creativity and ask that your request has a mission and priority of Jewish older adults in the community at large.

2023 Funding Guidelines:
Grants that address unmet needs in the area of mental health & well-being remain our highest priority for funding; however, proposals that address other unmet needs of Jewish older adults will also be considered.

  • We prefer to fund programs that can demonstrate significant impact.
  • We prefer to fund ongoing programs rather than one-time programs.
  • For congregations, we prefer to fund programs that find ways to transcend the walls of the congregation (i.e., applications from congregations must articulate a clear strategy for reaching people outside the membership of the congregation).
  • We prefer not to fund Intergenerational programs, especially where most of the program expenses are focused on populations other than older adults.
  • We continue to encourage collaboration across organizations.

Please consult the following needs assessments for further information:

Applications will be accepted from a professional employed by a St. Louis non-profit working in collaboration with organizations in the Jewish community. Applicants for new investments are limited to requests of up to $15,000. It should be noted that smaller grants will be considered as well.

Please note that grant applications are due on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, by no later than 11:59 pm (no exceptions).

Please complete the application named 2023 Women’s Auxiliary Fdn for Jewish Aged. Please be sure to apply for the application that exactly matches this name.

Once applications are submitted, we may contact you with questions or request additional information. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Kabrun-Berry at 314-442-3828 or LKabrun-Berry@JFedSTL.org.

Click here to enter the Spectrum Portal

The link above will direct you to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ new online grant management system, Spectrum Granted Edge. You will need to create an account in order to apply for a grant from the Women’s Auxiliary Foundation for Jewish Aged, even if you previously had an account through the prior grant management system. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or problems with the application process, please contact Lori Kabrun-Berry at LKabrun-Berry@JFedSTL.org.

 

Pictured: Joan Denison, Ellen Bern, Betty Tecklin, Susie Harris and Nancy Green

 

2023 Grants


  • Congregation B’nai Amoona, Mental Health Matters
  • Covenant Place, General Support
  • Covenant Place, Support for Mental Health Programs and Services
  • Crown Center, General Support
  • Crown Center, Creative Connections
  • Crown Center, Bus Trips to New Jewish Theatre
  • Jewish Family Services, Older Adult Homemaker Services
  • National Council of Jewish Women, Jean Stein Bloch Wife Widow Woman
  • St. Louis Jewish Community Center, Growing Together: Intergenerational Horticulture Therapy at ADJ
  • St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Citywide Symphony Shabbat
  • Senior Kollel, Senior Kollel Wellness Initiative 2023
  • The Collaborative (Congregation Shaare Emeth, Congregation Temple Israel, Temple Emanuel, United Hebrew Congregation), The Senior Lunch Series

 

2022 Grants


  • Covenant Place, Capital Support
  • Covenant Place, Tech Tutor 3.0
  • Crown Center, General Support
  • Crown Center, Digital Signage to Enhance Senior Living
  • Crown Center, Crown on the Road
  • St. Louis Jewish Community Center, Growing Together at the ADJ
  • St. Louis Kollel, Mental Health Wellness Initiative
  • St. Louis Symphony, Symphony Cares

 

2021 Grants


  • AgeWell St. Louis: General Support
  • Covenant Place: Capital Support
  • Covenant Place: Tech Tutor 2.0
  • Crown Center for Senior Living: General Support
  • Jewish Community Center: Adult Day at the J Growing Together Program
  • St. Louis NORC: Mobile Socials
  • St. Louis Symphony: SLSO on the Go: City-wide Symphony Shabbat

 

2020 Grants


  • Covenant Place
  • Covenant Place, Tech Tutor Program Collaborative
  • COVID-19  Response Fund
  • Crown Center for Senior Living

 

2019 Grants


  • B’nai Amoona Congregation
  • The Collaborative (Congregation Shaare Emeth, Temple Emanuel, Temple Israel, and United Hebrew Congregation)
  • St. Louis Symphony
  • Jewish Family & Children’s Service
  • Jewish Community Center-STL
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis – NORC
  • Covenant Place Foundation
  • Crown Center for Senior Living

 

2018 Grants


  • Congregation Shaare Emeth, Congregation Temple Israel and United Hebrew Congregation: Schmooze Without Tsuris
  • Congregation Temple Israel: New Hearing Devices
  • Covenant Place Foundation: Covenant Place Enhanced Supportive Services
  • Crown Center for Senior Living: General Support
  • Jewish Community Center: Adult Day Center at the J – Recreation Therapy Services
  • Jewish Community Center/ADPA: Parkinson’s Project
  • St. Louis NORC: “Dancing Under the Stars”
  • National Council of Jewish Women: Jean Stein Bloch Wife Widow Woman

 

2017 Grants


  • Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter
  • Congregation Shaare Emeth, Temple Israel and United Hebrew Congregation
  • Covenant Place Foundation
  • Crown Center for Senior Living
  • Jewish Community Center
  • St. Louis NORC

 

2016 Grants


  • Covenant Place: Covenant Place Redevelopment Project- Phase II Community Senior Resource & Service Center
  • Crown Center for Senior Living: Kosher Food Project
  • Jewish Community Center: Home Delivered Meals for Seniors
  • National Council of Jewish Women, St. Louis Section: Wife Widow Woman Support Group
  • St. Louis NORC: “Dancing Under the Stars”

For more information, contact Lori Kabrun-Berry at LKabrun-Berry@JFedSTL.org or 314-442-3828.