June 7, 2016

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 The Jewish Fund Announces New Grant Awards, including $50,000 for Its Teen Board Grants Directed toward Teen Mental Health Services.

Contact: Margo Pernick, Executive Director, The Jewish Fund

248-203-1487

pernick@jfmd.org

 Bloomfield Hills, MI— At its May 17, 2016 board meeting, The Jewish Fund approved a total of $2,036,866 in grant awards, including $50,000 in grants recommended by its high school teen board.

New Grants:

 FernCare Free Clinic: $7,000 for the first year of a three-year, $21,000 grant to expand clinic operations with an additional day per week.

 Jewish Family Service: $79,868 for the first year of a two-year, $143,215 grant to provide mental health tools and support to teens and their families in order to prevent teen suicide.

Jewish Family Service: $382,433 for the first year of a two-year, $764,866 grant to support in-home support services and escorted transportation.

Jewish Senior Life: $117,567 for a one-year grant, eligible to be continued for an additional one year, to support J care in-home support services for its residents.

Jewish Senior Life: Up to $103,401 for a six month grant to support the compensation of a new foundation director to be mentored by the retiring director over the course of up to six months.

Oakwood Healthcare Foundation: $25,000 for the first year of a two-year, $50,000 grant to supplement existing services to at risk youth served by the River Rouge Teen Health Center.

Ruth Ellis Center: $30,000 for a one-year bridge grant to support the wellness and navigation service program.

Starfish Family Services: $50,000 for the first year of a three-year, $125,000 grant to develop and implement Dad’s Baby Power.

 Continuation Grants:

Authority Health: $397,827 for the third year of a three-year, $1,166,223 grant to expand the Nurse Family Partnership program in Detroit.

HOPE: $25,000 for the second year of a three-year, $100,000 grant to develop the HOPE Recuperative Center.

Matrix Human Services: $16,000 for the second year of a two-year, $32,000 grant to add testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Hep C, and add women to its client population for testing.

Jewish Family Service: $116,594 for the second year of a two-year, $370,543 grant to enhance and grow aging in place services.

Jewish Family Service: $25,000 for the third year of a three-year, $112,500 grant to facilitate the enrollment of low income and at risk members of the Jewish community in health insurance.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit: $319,836 for the continuation of a challenge grant to its Centennial Fund to encourage donor participation and to front-load funding to expand services.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit: $125,000 for the second year of a two-year, $265,000 grant to support the school inclusion program within Jewish day schools.

Hillel of Metro Detroit: $50,000 for the second year of a two-year, $100,000 grant to continue a capacity building endowment campaign at Wayne State University.

Project Healthy Community: $20,000 for the third year of a three-year, $60,000 grant to hire an administrative staff person to build capacity for the organization.

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation: $39,995 for the third year of a three-year, $119,985 grant to support the Hamtramck School-Based Health Center.

Oakland Family Services: $56,345 for the second year of a three-year, $213,801 grant to improve the health and wellness of at risk young children.

Teen Board Grants:

Friendship Circle: $6,000 for a one-year grant to raise awareness about depression through community education programs.

 Haven: $15,000 for a one-year grant to increase youth awareness of domestic and sexual violence through a public school educational program.

 Kadima: $19,000 for a one-year grant to train non-mental health professionals in understanding and responding to the signs and symptoms of mental health in youth and young adults.

 Yeshiva Beth Yehudah: $10,000 for a one year grant to facilitate unmet mental health needs within the Orthodox community by hosting educational workshops and lectures.

About The Jewish Fund

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 grant-making. To learn more about The Jewish Fund, visit the website at www.thejewishfund.org.

The Jewish Fund Announces New Grant Awards, including $50,000 for Its Teen Board Grants Directed toward Teen Mental Health Services.