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Jewish Community Foundation Grants

Jewish Community Foundation

About the Jewish Community Foundation

We are the planned giving arm of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, enabling donors to create permanent endowment funds that address community needs in perpetuity. Total Foundation assets currently stand at over $230 million. The Foundation helps bring to fruition the philanthropic goals and dreams of more than 1,290 individuals, families and organizations. Each year, Foundation leadership makes grants from unrestricted and partially restricted funds that align with the Federation's mission and goals.

Who can apply for grants

Who Can Apply?

Eligible Organizations

  • Grantees must have 501(c)(3) non-profit status with the IRS.
  • Grantees need not be Federation beneficiary agencies.
  • Awardees must be current on all prior Foundation requirements and reporting.

Each organization may submit no more than one application for grant funding.

Bringing Food to Homes

How Do You Apply?

Please download the application instructions and the application form. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. 

View/Download Application Instructions
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Recent Grants

Recent Grants Include

  • $325,000 to facilitate a new Community Study, which will produce a profile of the Pittsburgh Jewish community that will enable a better understanding of our demographics, activities and needs. 
  • $125,000 to support a community scholar – Rabbi Danny Schiff – who provides Jewish education and Jewish content to diverse populations in the community.
  • $6,000 to the Rosh Pina Cornerstone Fellowship, which supports a year-long organizational change project for leaders of the Jewish Family & Children's Service, Jewish Residential Services, and Jewish Federation to increase disability inclusion opportunities throughout the Pittsburgh Jewish community.
  • $7,500 to support Repair the World Pittsburgh in expanding its food justice programming and partnerships.

Shelly Parver

Have More Questions?

Applicants are encouraged (but not required) to discuss requests with Federation staff before submitting a proposal.

Questions may be submitted to Shelly Parver, Planning Manager, Jewish Education & Continuity, at 412-992-5207 or sparver@jfedpgh.org.

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For more information about the Foundation, please contact Dan Brandeis, Jewish Community Foundation Director (412.992.5220 or dbrandeis@jfedpgh.org), or Sharon Perelman, Director of Planned Giving (412.992.5224 or sperelman@jfedpgh.org).

Jewish Community Foundation

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