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The Jewish Fund

The Jewish Fund Announces New Grants

At its May 8, 2018, board meeting, the Jewish Fund approved the following 19 grants:

  • Affirmations: $74,768 for the second year of a two-year $149,536 grant to expand the LGBTQ Learning Labs for healthcare professions.
  • Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association: $90,975 for the second year of a three-year, $270,885 grant to achieve national accreditation for its community-based doula program.
  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation: $19,950 for the second year of a three-year, $59,850 grant to provide vision services to economically disadvantaged Hamtramck public school students.
  • Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan: $75,000 for the second year of a two-year, $150,000 grant to support youth with special needs within Detroit’s Head Start system.
  • Ferncare: $7,000 for the third year of a three-year, $21,000 grant to expand its clinic operations.
  • Gilda’s Club: $8,970 for the first year of a three-year, $20,000 grant to support, educate and empower cancer survivors through new support groups.
  • Jewish Family Service: $342,433 for a one-year grant to maintain daily functioning and improve the quality of life for vulnerable adults aging in place through escorted transportation and in-home support services.
  • Jewish Family Service: $100,000 for the first year of a three-year, $275,000 grant to improve the quality of life and coordinate care for vulnerable older adults with two or more chronic conditions.
  • Jewish Family Service: $100,000 for a one-year grant to facilitate the enrollment of individuals and families of Southeast Michigan into health insurance through collaboration with ACCESS.
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit: $93,836 for an extension to a fifth year to utilize the $500,000 challenge grant to its Centennial Challenge Campaign, focusing on health and welfare needs.
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit: $58,135 for the second year of a three-year, $236,095 grant to develop and implement JHelp, a community-wide service portal.
  • Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network: $75,000 for the first year of a three-year, $225,000 grant to support the expansion of its enrichment programs.
  • JSL Foundation: $250,000 for the first year of a three-year, $500,000 grant to provide short-term financial support of two community-based programs.
  • Kadima: $40,000 for a one-year grant to support a new part-time grant writer.
  • LGBT Detroit: $34,500 for the first year of a three-year, $69,000 grant to supplement services and spaces to those living with HIV/AIDS in the LGBT community.
  • Starfish Family Services: $25,000 for the third year of a three-year, $125,000 grant to develop and implement Baby Power for Dads.
  • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital: $25,000 for a one-year challenge grant to support a dental hygienist to provide direct care and education to developmentally disabled patients and group home staff.
  • Wayne State University Center for Urban Studies: $55,052 for the first year of a three-year, $172,000 grant to reduce the incidence of intimate partner violence and improve the wellness of survivors in Metropolitan Detroit.
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine: $40,000 for the second year of a three-year, $120,000 grant to provide medical students with a summer research internship. The second year will take place in summer 2019.

The Jewish Fund was established in 1997 from the sale proceeds of Sinai Hospital to the Detroit Medical Center. Sinai Hospital was a Jewish community-funded facility that grew into one of Metropolitan Detroit’s top health care institutions. As a legacy of Sinai Hospital, the Jewish Fund continues the tradition of assuring excellent and compassionate care for those in need in Metropolitan Detroit through its annual grantmaking.

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