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2021 Community Impact Investments

Community Impact Investments support our Community Partners’ work that aligns with our Core Commitments and aim at achieving outcomes in our priority areas. Jewish Federation of St. Louis will focus its community investments on achieving the following Core Commitments:

  • Expand and strengthen an engaged, vibrant, and flourishing St. Louis Jewish community
  • Secure the well-being and safety of individuals within the Jewish community
  • Strengthen our connection to Israel and the Jewish People worldwide
  • Develop the financial and human resources, and infrastructure, needed by our community

Review 2019 Community Investments to date (as of December 2019).
Review our 2020 Community Impact Report here.

Explore Our Community Impact Investments

See who we support! Click on one of our Core Commitments in the bar below to search for investments by Core Commitment, or search by key words by typing in the search bar. For example, search by organization name like “Jewish Community Center,” search by a program name such as “Birthright Israel,” a demographic such as “children,” or by other topics like “food” and “travel”.

 

Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community
Well-being and Safety
Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure
ADL Heartland

ADL Heartland

Well-being and Safety SAFETY SECURITY LOCAL ANTI-SEMITISM adl anti-defamation league
Community Impact Investment: $10,000
Core Commitment(s): Well-being and Safety
Priority Area(s): Safety and Security (high)
AgeWell St. Louis

AgeWell St. Louis

Well-being and Safety older adults seniors at risk
Community Impact Investment: $25,000
Core Commitment(s): Well-being and Safety
Priority Area(s): Safety and Security (high)
American Jewish Committee (AJC)

American Jewish Committee (AJC)

Well-being and Safety LOCAL SAFETY NATIONAL ADVOCACY american jewish committee anti-semitism
Community Impact Investment: $19,000
Core Commitment(s): Well-being and Safety
Priority Area(s): Safety and Security (high)
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure JDC Aid Humanitarian global Israel
Community Impact Investment: $555,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry, Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure
Priority Area(s): Global Jewry (high), Social Welfare (high)
Association for the Elderly – Yokneam Municipality

Association for the Elderly – Yokneam Municipality

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry Israel Partnership Region elderly senior older adults
Community Impact Investment: $10,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Social Welfare (high)
Bat Melech

Bat Melech

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry safe home domestic violence survivor bat melech israel women shelter support services abuse girls orthodox
Community Impact Investment: $5,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Social Welfare (high)
BBYO St. Louis Council

BBYO St. Louis Council

Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community Well-being and Safety young leadership youth teen Jewish identity engagement
Community Impact Investment: $20,500
Core Commitment(s): Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community, Well-being and Safety
Priority Area(s): Mental health (high), School Age Children and Their Parents (high)
Center for Women’s Justice

Center for Women’s Justice

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry women israel justice legal advocacy woman civil status social change
Community Impact Investment: $20,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Israeli Civil Society (high)
Chabad at MU

Chabad at MU

Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community college students young adults campus education engagement identity
Community Impact Investment: $7,500
Core Commitment(s): Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community
Priority Area(s): College Students (low)
Chabad Center of St. Charles County

Chabad Center of St. Charles County

Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community St. Charles Moderately Engaged engagement
Community Impact Investment: $15,000
Core Commitment(s): Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community
Priority Area(s): Early Childhood and Families With Young Children (high)
Covenant Place

Covenant Place

Well-being and Safety Homemaker elderly seniors older adults community at-risk meals food nutrition
Community Impact Investment: $163,000
Core Commitment(s): Well-being and Safety
Priority Area(s): Elderly Jews at risk (high)
Crown Center for Senior Living

Crown Center for Senior Living

Well-being and Safety Meals on Wheels Congregate meals social nutrition older adults elderly senior at-risk
Community Impact Investment: $107,976
Core Commitment(s): Well-being and Safety
Priority Area(s): Elderly Jews at risk (high)
Economic Empowerment for Women

Economic Empowerment for Women

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry business economic empowerment women job training israel social welfare
Community Impact Investment: $15,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Social Welfare (high)
Epstein Hebrew Academy

Epstein Hebrew Academy

Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community day school education youth children teens engagement identity Israel
Community Impact Investment: $83,000
Core Commitment(s): Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community
Priority Area(s): Israel Education (high), School Age Children and Their Parents (high)
Esther Miller Bais Yaakov

Esther Miller Bais Yaakov

Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community day school education youth children teens engagement identity
Community Impact Investment: $24,000
Core Commitment(s): Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community
Priority Area(s): School Age Children and Their Parents (high)
Gil Or-Megiddo Elderly Services

Gil Or-Megiddo Elderly Services

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry Elderly Jews Older Adults Poverty Israel Megiddo senior at-risk
Community Impact Investment: $10,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Social Welfare (high)
Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry hand in hand israel co-existence school children education learning arab jewish
Community Impact Investment: $12,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Civil Society (high)
Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis

Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis

Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community Connection to Israel and Global Jewry College student Washington University Hillel engagement learning education identity WashU
Community Impact Investment: $119,500
Core Commitment(s): Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community, Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): College Students (low), Israel Education (high)
Hillel International

Hillel International

Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure NATIONAL COLLEGE student
Community Impact Investment: $16,500
Core Commitment(s): Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure
Priority Area(s): Support National Organizations (low)
Hillel-University of Missouri

Hillel-University of Missouri

Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community Connection to Israel and Global Jewry University of Missouri Columbia College Students engagement education Israel identity
Community Impact Investment: $80,000
Core Commitment(s): Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community, Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): College Students (low), Israel Education (high)
Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues

Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry Arab Israeli Jewish Israeli Israel JDC
Community Impact Investment: $1,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Israeli Civil Society (high)
iRep – Israel Religious Expression Platform

iRep – Israel Religious Expression Platform

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry Israel pluralism
Community Impact Investment: $5,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Israeli Civil Society (high)
Israel Action Network

Israel Action Network

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry israel state human rights community advocacy jfna
Community Impact Investment: $12,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Economic development/combating BDS (low)
Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism – Megiddo

Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism – Megiddo

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry Progressive Israel pluralism partnership Yokneam Megiddo
Community Impact Investment: $30,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Israeli Civil Society (high)
Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC)

Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC)

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry therapy mental health physical support Israel Bedouin trauma itc
Community Impact Investment: $10,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Social Welfare (high)
ITIM

ITIM

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry itim israel advocacy civil law legal
Community Impact Investment: $20,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Israeli Civil Society (high)
Jerusalem College of Technology

Jerusalem College of Technology

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry Orthodox Education College Technology Israel Haredi
Community Impact Investment: $10,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Social Welfare (high)
Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance

Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry LGBT Gay Lesbian sexual orientation Israel inclusion
Community Impact Investment: $10,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Social Welfare (high)
Jewish Agency For Israel (JAFI)

Jewish Agency For Israel (JAFI)

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure OVERSEAS SOCIAL WELFARE GLOBAL JEWRY INFRASTRUCTURE ISRAEL jafi
Community Impact Investment: $823,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry, Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure
Priority Area(s): Civil Society (high), Economic development/combating BDS (low), Global Jewry (high), Israeli Civil Society (high), Social Welfare (high), Support National Organizations (low), Urban development in the Israeli periphery (low)
Jewish Community Centers Association of North America

Jewish Community Centers Association of North America

Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure NATIONAL jcca
Community Impact Investment: $19,000
Core Commitment(s): Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure
Priority Area(s): Support National Organizations (low)
Jewish Community Employment Services

Jewish Community Employment Services

Well-being and Safety Employment services Unemployment poverty job training MERS Goodwill
Community Impact Investment: $110,000
Core Commitment(s): Well-being and Safety
Priority Area(s): Safety Net for Those Living in or Near Poverty (high)
Jewish Community Relations Council

Jewish Community Relations Council

Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community Well-being and Safety Connection to Israel and Global Jewry JCRC Advocacy Education Anti-Semitism Social Justice Israel engagement
Community Impact Investment: $285,000
Core Commitment(s): Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community, Well-being and Safety, Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Attitudes (high), Israel Education (high), Knowledge (medium), Safety and Security (high), School Age Children and Their Parents (high)
Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA)

Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA)

Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure Community relations organizing network policy national
Community Impact Investment: $9,500
Core Commitment(s): Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure
Priority Area(s): Support National Organizations (low)
Jewish Early Childhood Directors Council

Jewish Early Childhood Directors Council

Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure Staff competency collaboration early childhood education
Community Impact Investment: $125,000
Core Commitment(s): Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community, Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure
Priority Area(s): Attract and Retain High Quality Professionals (high), Early Childhood and Families With Young Children (high), Promote Collaboration (high), Strengthen Organizational Capacity (medium
Jewish Family Services (JFS)

Jewish Family Services (JFS)

Well-being and Safety LOCAL CORE WELL BEING SAFETY VULNERABLE
Community Impact Investment: $759,000
Core Commitment(s): Well-being and Safety
Priority Area(s): Disabilities (medium), Elderly Jews at risk (high), Mental health (high), Safety Net for Those Living in or Near Poverty (high)
Jewish Federation of St. Louis

Jewish Federation of St. Louis

Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community Connection to Israel and Global Jewry Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure federation community jewish life israel st. louis
Community Impact Investment: $1,553,006
Core Commitment(s): Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community, Connection to Israel and Global Jewry, Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure
Priority Area(s): Adults (low), Attitudes (high), Empty-Nesters (low), Global Jewry (high), Knowledge (medium), Promote Collaboration (high), Social Welfare (high), Strengthen Organizational Capacity (medium, Young Adults (high)
Jewish Student Union (JSU)

Jewish Student Union (JSU)

Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community JSU Students teen youth engagement education identity
Community Impact Investment: $38,500
Core Commitment(s): Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community
Priority Area(s): School Age Children and Their Parents (high)
Jindas

Jindas

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry Welfare social socioeconomic Israel
Community Impact Investment: $15,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Social Welfare (high)
JPRO Network

JPRO Network

Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure NATIONAL PROFESSIONALS
Community Impact Investment: $1,500
Core Commitment(s): Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure
Priority Area(s): Support National Organizations (low)
Leket Israel – Food Support in Yokneam & Megiddo

Leket Israel – Food Support in Yokneam & Megiddo

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry Food Insecurity Yokneam Israel Megiddo Partnership
Community Impact Investment: $24,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Social Welfare (high)
Machshava Tova

Machshava Tova

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry STEM Girls Technology Israel Yokneam
Community Impact Investment: $5,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Social Welfare (high)
Maryville University Hillel

Maryville University Hillel

Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community college students young adults campus education engagement identity
Community Impact Investment: $7,500
Core Commitment(s): Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community
Priority Area(s): College Students (low)
MaTovu

MaTovu

Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community City Inclusive engagement education learning community
Community Impact Investment: $30,000
Core Commitment(s): Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community
Priority Area(s): Moderately Engaged (High)
Moishe House

Moishe House

Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure Young adults engagement education learning national
Community Impact Investment: $2,500
Core Commitment(s): Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure
Priority Area(s): Support National Organizations (low)
Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC)

Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC)

Well-being and Safety LOCAL CORE WELL BEING SAFETY ELDERLY OLDER PEOPLE senior norc
Community Impact Investment: $200,000
Core Commitment(s): Well-being and Safety
Priority Area(s): Elderly Jews at risk (high)
Next Dor STL

Next Dor STL

Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community Young adults leadership engagement education
Community Impact Investment: $20,000
Core Commitment(s): Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community
Priority Area(s): Young Adults (high)
Q School

Q School

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry Arab Jewish Children Arab-Israeli Jewish-Israeli Israel youth teen
Community Impact Investment: $15,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Israeli Civil Society (high)
Rabbinic Chesed Fund of Local Congregations

Rabbinic Chesed Fund of Local Congregations

Well-being and Safety Emergency Congregations poverty at-risk synagogue
Community Impact Investment: $45,000
Core Commitment(s): Well-being and Safety
Priority Area(s): Safety Net for Those Living in or Near Poverty (high)
Road to Recovery

Road to Recovery

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry jewish israel coexist
Community Impact Investment: $10,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Palestinian/Jewish Coexistence (low)
Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School

Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School

Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community day school education youth children teens engagement identity Israel
Community Impact Investment: $176,500
Core Commitment(s): Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community
Priority Area(s): Israel Education (high), School Age Children and Their Parents (high)
Shaharit

Shaharit

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry Israel civil society leadership training development
Community Impact Investment: $25,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Israeli Civil Society (high)
Shoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Research

Shoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Research

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry shoresh institution for socioeconomic research israel policy think-tank Nonpartisan
Community Impact Investment: $20,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Social Welfare (high)
St. Louis Jewish Light

St. Louis Jewish Light

Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure MEDIA LOCAL news media paper newspaper
Community Impact Investment: $77,000
Core Commitment(s): Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community, Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure
Priority Area(s): Attitudes (high), Effective marketing and communications (medium), Knowledge (medium)
Torah Prep School

Torah Prep School

Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community day school education youth children teens engagement identity
Community Impact Investment: $227,000
Core Commitment(s): Engaged, Vibrant, and Flourishing Jewish Community
Priority Area(s): School Age Children and Their Parents (high)
Yokneam and Megiddo Partnership – Partnership2Gether

Yokneam and Megiddo Partnership – Partnership2Gether

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry Partnership region Israel Yokneam Megiddo
Community Impact Investment: $200,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry
Priority Area(s): Social Welfare (high)

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