November 2016

Approved New Grants:

 Coalition on Temporary Shelter: $30,000 for the first year of a three-year, $75,000 grant to improve the health of homeless mothers and their children through consistent and ongoing access to healthcare.

Crossroads of Michigan: $3,000 for a one year grant to upgrade and utilize new software to promote improved efficiency and effectiveness.

 Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic: $33,500 for a one year grant to hire an outside professional consultant to help the clinic navigate its recent growth and strategically plan for the future.

Kids Kicking Cancer: $50,000 for one year to help support the new position of development director.

JARC: $76,800 for the first year of a two-year grant of $130,480 to support the hiring of a quality assurance specialist, costs associated with accreditation by the Council on Accreditation, and employee communications and home manager training.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit: $40,000 for a one year grant to research and conduct a comprehensive agency-wide needs assessment related to professional development.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit: $118,500 for the first year of a three-year, $331,100 grant to expand on-site educational support services to better serve students with diverse learning differences in Jewish day schools.

Congregation Beth Chabad of Greater Downtown Detroit: $50,000 for the first year of a three-year $195,000 grant to expand the organization’s infrastructure by hiring an operations manager.

Approved Continuation Grants:

 Henry Ford Health System: $50,000 for the third year of a three-year, $150,000 grant to improve pre and interconception health of African American women residing in Detroit in order to improve rates of infant survival.

Mariners Inn: $17,000 for the third year of a three-year, $87,240 grant to address issues of young adult homelessness along with substance abuse and mental health issues by providing supportive services.

 Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network: $60,000 for the second year of a three-year, $175,000 grant to expand integrated perinatal care by serving underserved and high-risk women and children.

The Guidance Center: $60,000 for the second year of a two-year, $180,000 grant to increase capacity to better meet the child maltreatment and trauma prevention needs of Detroit/Eastern Wayne County.

Wayne Children’s Healthcare Access Program: $50,000 for the third year of a three-year, $150,000 grant to improve the asthma management techniques of Spanish-speaking parents of young children.

Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit: $175,000 for the third year of a three-year, $507,500 grant to assist with the transition of the agency following a financial crisis through support of executive transition costs and marketing development.

Jewish Family Services of Metropolitan Detroit: $197,800 for the third year of a three-year, $484,279 grant to enhance and grow aging in place services to better respond to Jewish communal needs and improve safety and quality of life of vulnerable older adults.

Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network: $75,000 for the second year of a three-year, $225,000 grant to provide clinical support for Jewish patients with progressive terminal illness.

Kadima: $68,000 for the second year of a three-year, $205,500 grant to facilitate and improve the delivery of integrated health care services to Kadima clients.

May 2016

Approved 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.

 Approved 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.

Approved 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.

November 2015

Approved New Grants:

Crossroads of Michigan: $6,000 for a one-year grant to support prescriptions and medical supplies for underinsured and uninsured individuals and families.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit: Up to $150,000 to implement a community needs assessment to identify critical health and welfare needs of the local Jewish community.

Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue: $100,000 for a one year grant to support capital campaign fundraising planning efforts and to maintain support of the program director position.

Kadima: $72,500 for the first year of a three-year, $205,500 grant to hire a nurse practitioner to develop an integrated care model for the agency.

Oakland Integrated Health Care: $65,000 for the first year of a three-year, $175,000 grant to expand integrated perinatal care by serving underserved and high-risk women and children.

Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network: $75,000 for the first year of a three-year, $225,000 grant to provide clinical support for Jewish patients with progressive terminal illness.

JVS: $50,000 for a one year challenge grant to support programs serving people with disabilities, as a result of reduced public funding.

JVS: $105,706 for a one year grant to purchase equipment needed to launch an electronic recycling program and to build agency capacity in order to maintain high mission services.

Moishe Foundation: $11,800 for a one year grant to help launch Moishe House in Detroit.

Starfish Family Services: $40,000 for a one year grant to support the organization’s engagement of a business strategy consultant.

The Guidance Center: $60,000 for the first year of a three-year, $160,000 grant to increase capacity to better meet the child maltreatment and trauma prevention needs in Detroit/Eastern Wayne County.

Approved Continuation Grants:

Affirmations: $53,141 for the third year of a three-year, $158,900 grant to improve access to quality healthcare for LGBT people through cultural competency training targeting nurses and other health care professionals.

Detroit Central City Community Mental Health: $60,000 for the third year of a three-year, $180,000 grant to develop its expanded health center.

Friendship Circle: $40,000 for the third year of a three-year, $120,000 grant to develop an Oak Park satellite location for activities for children with special needs.

Henry Ford Health System: $50,000 grant for the second year of a three-year, $150,000 grant to support the Women Inspired Neighborhood (WIN) Network, which will lead to improved rates of infant survival.

Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit: $175,000 for the second year of a three-year, $507,500 grant to assist with the financial and operational transition of the organization.

Jewish Family Service: $161,300 for the second year of a three-year, $486,200 grant to enhance and grow aging in place services through assistive technology.

Jewish Family Service: $40,000 for the second year of a two-year, $94,200 grant to foster greater cultural competency, accessibility and responsiveness of available social services targeting the Orthodox Jewish community.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit: $23,500 for the third year of a three-year, $186,000 grant to expand services to better serve Jewish day school students with special needs.

Mariners Inn: $25,500 for the second year of a three-year, $87,400 grant to address issues of young adult homelessness, along with substance abuse and mental health.

Wayne County Children’s Access Program: $25,500 for the second year of a three-year, $150,000 grant to improve health outcomes for young children with asthma.

May 2015 Grants

New Grants:

Hillel of Metro Detroit:  $50,000 for the first year of a two-year, $100,000 grant to develop a capacity-building fundraising campaign for the Hillel campus at Wayne State University.

HOPE Hospitality and Warming Center:  $50,000 for the first year of a three-year, $100,000 grant to develop a recuperative center for homeless adults discharged from the hospital who require follow-up care and supportive services.

Hospice of Michigan: $26,409 for the first year of a three-year, $125,953 grant to provide education workshops and support for family caregivers of chronically ill individuals

Jewish Community Relations Council:   $30,000 for the first year of a two-year, $45,000 grant to hire a fundraising professional to increase the agency’s fundraising capacity.

Jewish Family Service:  $150,942 for the first year of a three-year, $370,543 grant to enhance and grow aging in place services to better respond to Jewish communal needs and improve health, safety and quality of life for at-risk older adults.

Jewish Family Service:  $30,000 for a one year grant to improve the effectiveness of its communications and marketing services in order to build its capacity.

Jewish Federation Metro Detroit:  $140,000 for the first year of a two-year, $265,000 bridge grant to provide comprehensive classroom and auxiliary support for children with a range of disabilities attending Jewish day schools.

Jewish Federation Metro Detroit:  $500,000 for a one-year grant to support the Foundation for Our Jewish Elderly’s funding of in-home support, adult day care and escorted transportation services, operated by Jewish Family Service, JVS and Jewish Senior Life.

Michigan AIDS Coalition:  $16,000 for the first year of a two-year, $32,000 grant to add testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Hep C, and to add women to the client population for testing.

Oakland Family Services:  $56,345 for the first year of a three-year, $169,035 grant to improve the health and wellness of at-risk children, ages 0-3 in Oakland County.

Continuation Grants:

Beaumont Health: $43,812 for the third year of a three-year, $131,436 grant to increase the overall health of underinsured and uninsured Brightmoor residents by providing free mobile medical, dental and community support assistance.

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan:  $75,000 for the second year of a two-year, $150,000 grant to support the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative Innovation Fund.

Detroit Wayne County Health Authority:  $390,223 for the second year of a three-year, $1,166,223 grant to expand the Nurse Family Partnership in Detroit, in order to decrease infant mortality and increase child wellness.

Ferncare Free Clinic: $7,000 for the third year of a three-year, $21,000 grant to expand the clinic’s hours of operation.

Jewish Family Service – Community CARE:  $900 in travel expenses for the second year of a $76,882 grant to educate and organize the Jewish community for effective intervention to prevent suicide and respond to community crises.

Jewish Family Service – Health Care Navigation:  $37,500 for the second year of a three-year, $112,500 grant to facilitate the enrollment of low-income and at-risk members of the Jewish community in Healthy Michigan.

Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit – Centennial Challenge:  $350,000 in second year grant funds available from the original grant award of $500,000, over three years, to frontload donor grifts in order to provide an immediate payout to support services while a donor’s gift is being fully funded.

Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network:  $50,000 for the third year of three-year, $150,000 grant to create sustainability for the organization’s future.

JVS- Memory Club:  $27,401 for the third year of a three-year, $97,130 grant to expand the Memory Club at its Southfield location and at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield to meet increased needs.  The grant is contingent upon a growth of at least 50% more participants than the current level, by September 1, 2015.  Should this growth fail to occur, the grant will be terminated December 31, 2015.

Kadima:  $55,000 for the third year of a three-year, $180,000 grant to help young adults who are diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse, grow to their maximum potential.

National Council of Jewish Women:  $4,800 for the third year of a three-year, $14,750 grant to provide kosher housing for women and their children in need of housing due to domestic abuse.

National Council of the U.S. Society of St. Vincent DePaul:  $30,000 for the third year of a three-year, $90,000 grant to support operating expenses for provision of dentures, salary and rent for the dental clinic.

Project Healthy Community:  $20,000 for the second year of a three-year, $60,000 grant to hire an administrative assistant to help its volunteers in all operational functions.

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

Teen Board Grants:

Ruth Ellis Center:  $17,500 for one year to increase family acceptance of an LGBTQ youth in order to prevent/address substance abuse issues.

Starfish Family Services:  $9,500 for one year to enhance the literacy skills of both children and their parent/caregiver.

The Guidance Center:  $12,500 for one year to support at-risk toddlers and preschoolers, so they can be successful in kindergarten.

JARC:  $10,500 for one year to provide personalized coaching and training while nurturing independence, healthy development and deterrence of substance abuse for young adults and teen s with developmental disabilities.

November 2014 Grants Approved

Approved New Grants:

Henry Ford Health System: $25,000 challenge grant for the first year of a three-year, $75,000 grant to support the Women Inspired Neighborhood (WIN) Network, which will lead to improved rates of infant survival.

Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit: $157,500 for the first year of a three-year, $507,500 grant to assist with the financial and operational transition of the organization.

Jewish Family Service: $127,100 for the first year of a three-year, $486,200 grant to enhance and grow aging in place services through assistive technology.

Jewish Family Service: $200,000 for a one-year grant to support flood relief efforts for Jewish families impacted by the 2014 flooding in south Oakland County.

Jewish Family Service: $54,200 for the first year of a two-year, $94,200 grant to foster greater cultural competency, accessibility and responsiveness of available social services targeting the Orthodox Jewish community.

Mariners Inn: $42,200 for the first year of a three-year, $84,800 grant to address issues of young adult homelessness, along with substance abuse and mental health.

Wayne County Children’s Access Program: $50,000 for the first year of a three-year grant of $150,000 to improve health outcomes for young children with asthma.

Tamarack Camps: $65,000 for a one-year grant to develop an electronic medical records program and to update the camp clinic facilities.

Approved Continuation Grants:

Affirmations: $53,100 for the second year of a three-year, $158,900 grant to improve access to quality healthcare for LGBT people through cultural competency training targeting nurses and other health care professionals.

Detroit Central City Community Mental Health: $60,000 for the second year of a three-year, $180,000 grant to develop its expanded health center.

Friendship Circle: $40,000 for the second year of a three-year, $120,000 grant to develop an Oak Park satellite location for activities for children with special needs.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit: $33,500 for the second year of a three-year, $186,000 grant to expand services to better serve Jewish day school students with special needs.

Jewish Senior Life: $44,700 for the third year of a three-year, $187,320 grant to develop a Village model in the Jewish community to encourage aging in place.

Southeastern Michigan Health Association for CLEARCorps Detroit: $70,000 for the second year of a two-year, $150,000 grant to create a sustainable model for reducing asthma and preventing lead poisoning in pre-school children in Detroit.

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland: $30,000 for the third year of a three-year, $120,000 grant to provide access to a full range of dental services to uninsured individuals and people with disabilities.

Tamarack Camps: $65,000 for a one-year grant to provide the hardware to needed for electronic medical records and to update the clinic.

May 2014 Grants Approved

Approved New Grants:

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

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan: $75,000 for the first year of a two-year, $150,000 grant to join a funding collaborative of numerous foundations, in support of the Detroit Head Start Early Childhood Innovation Fund.

Detroit Wayne County Health Authority: $378,173 for the first year of a three-year $1,166,223 grant to expand the Nurse-Family Partnership program in Detroit.

Ruth Ellis Center: $32,500 for a one-year grant to provide staff support for its planned new health center.

Jewish Family Service: $75,982 for the first year of a three-year, $115,768 grant to develop and implement a suicide prevention and response program for the Jewish community.

Jewish Family Service: $50,000 for the first year of a three-year, $112,500 grant to facilitate the enrollment of low-income/at-risk members of the Jewish community in health insurance programs.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit: Up to $500,000 for a three-year challenge grant to its Centennial fundraising campaign for at-risk Jewish community residents

Project Healthy Community: $20,000 for the first year of a three-year, $60,000 grant to support the hiring of an administrative assistant to support its operations

Approved Continuation Grants:

Ferncare Free Clinic: $7,000 for the second year of a three-year, $21,000 grant to support the expansion of the clinic’s hours of operation oftwo days per month to three days per month.

Fresh Air Society (Tamarack Camps): $48,125 for the third year of a three-year, $161,875 grant to hire a Jewish community nurse to work at Tamarack Camps, Hillel Day School and the Jewish Community Center.

Hillel of Metro Detroit: $35,500 for the second year of a two-year, $71,000 grant to engage and excite Jewish college students in metropolitan Detroit in Jewish activities within the city of Detroit.

Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue: $88,000 for the third year of a three-year, $250,000 grant to hire a program director, to develop a strategic plan, and support expanded programs and activities.

JARC: $50,000 for the third year of a three-year, $150,000 grant to hire staff to meet current and future growth needs.

Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network: $50,000 for the second year of a three-year, $150,000 grant to support general operations of the organization.

Jewish Vocational Service & Community Workshop: $33,582 for the second year of a three-year, $101,776 grant to expand Memory Club services at its Southfield site and at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield.

Jewish Vocational Service & Community Workshop: $58,998 for the second year of a two-year, $117,248 grant to provide career counseling for young Orthodox Jewish men who are pursuing vocational options.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit: $500,000 for the third year of a three-year, $1,500,000 grant to support the Foundation for Our Jewish Elderly, which directs these funds to Jewish Senior Life, Jewish Family Services and JVS to support in-home support services, adult day care and escorted transported for frail older adults.

Kadima: $60,000 for the second year of a three-year, $180,000 grant to support the launch of a new program to help young adults diagnosed with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse.

Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion: $8,000 for the second year of a two-year, $15,000 grant to develop an exhibit presenting the Jewish experience in the history of housing discrimination in Detroit.

National Council of Jewish Women: $4,800 for the second year of a three-year, $14,750 grant to provide temporary kosher housing for women and their children in need of housing due to domestic abuse situations.

National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent DePaul: $30,000 for the second year of a three-year, $90,000 grant to support operating expenses for its dental clinic.

Starfish Family Services: $25,000 for the third year of a three-year, $125,000 grant to improve maternal mental health and parenting skills for at-risk mothers living in Inkster.

William Beaumont Hospital: $43,812 for the second year of a three-year, $120,000 grant to increase overall health of underinsured and uninsured Brightmoor residents through the Brightmoor Health Collaborative.

World Medical Relief: $50,000 for the third year extension of a two year, $100,000 grant to provide affordable prescription drugs to low-income uninsured and underinsured adults. .

November 2013 Grants Approved

Affirmations:  $52,440 for the first year of a three-year, $158,630 grant to improve access to quality healthcare for LGBT people through cultural competency trainings for nurses.

Detroit Central City Community Mental Health:  $60,000 for the first year of a three-year, $180,000 grant to support the operations of a new integrated health center.

Friendship Circle:  $40,000 for the first year of a three-year, $120,000 grant to develop a satellite program in Oak Park.

Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit:  $50,750 for the first year of a three- year, $187,260 grant to hire a community music therapist to be shared amongst three Jewish communal agencies..

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit:  $51,000 for the first year of a three-year, $186,000 grant to expand services to students with special needs in the area’s Jewish day schools.

Southeastern Michigan Health Association for CLEARCorps Detroit:  $80,000 for the first year of a two-year, $150,000 grant to pilot Healthy Homes + Asthma, designed to reduce asthma and prevent lead poisoning in preschool age children in Detroit.

Continuation Grants Approved

Alternatives for Girls:  $50,000 for the third year of a three year, $150,000 grant to expand the agency’s walk-in and phone-line services into a comprehensive suite of on-site crisis and health programming for high-risk girls and women.

Children’s Trust Fund of Southeast Michigan:  $49,333 for the third year of a three year, $148,000 grant to help prevent the deaths and side effects of Shaken Baby Syndrome in infants by educating parents of newborns on how to deal with the normal crying of an infant.

Jewish Family Service:  $29,500 for the third year of a three year, $82,400 grant for Project Build, a program to help older adults, people with disabilities, and low-income individuals and families to remain living independently in safe, functional and barrier-free homes.

Jewish Senior Life: $57,140 for the second year of a three-year, $187,320 grant to create a “Village” model of community support benefiting Jewish older adults with the goal of aging in place.

JVS:  $60,000 for the second year of a two-year, $120,000 grant to subsidize program fees for low income Jewish adults to learn computer skills for the purpose of enhancing their employment potential.

Karmanos Cancer Center:  $60,000 for the third year of a three year, $150,000 grant to develop the health knowledge and cancer screenings among Orthodox Jewish women.

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland:  $40,000 for the second year of a three-year, $100,000 grant to provide access to dental services to uninsured individuals while also providing an opportunity for recent dental graduates to gain experience in hospital-based dental care.

May 2013 Grants Approved

Crossroads of Michigan:  $12,000 for one year to support prescriptions and medical supplies.

Detroit Wayne County Health Authority:  $90,000 for one year to identify and assist in enrolling newly Medicaid-eligible Wayne County residents in benefit programs and help them navigate toward primary and prevention health services. This grant is contingent upon the expansion of Medicaid eligibility by the State of Michigan.

Ferncare Free Service:  $7,000 for the first year of a three-year, $21,000 grant to support the expansion of the clinic’s hours of operation of two days per month to three days per month.

Haven, Inc.:  $50,000 for one year to provided medical equipment and supplies to its new medical clinic.

Hillel:  The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life:  $35,500 for the first year of a two-year, $70,100 grant to engage and excite Jewish college students in metropolitan Detroit in Jewish activities within the city of Detroit.

Jewish Community Center:  Up to $50,000 for a one year grant to engage a consultant to conduct a needs assessment and recommend an action plan surrounding accessibility issues at its West Bloomfield building.

Jewish Family Service:  $180,000 for a one year grant to provide a funding bridge for Project Chessed that provides access to health care for low income, uninsured members of the Jewish community.

Jewish Family Service:  $175,446 for a one year grant to transition previously urgent, special unmet needs staffing support in the case management and resource center areas to the agency’s ongoing operational support.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit:  $173,500 to increase security of school and camp facilities from natural disasters and acts of violence.

Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network:  $50,000 for the first year of a three-year, $150,000 grant to support general operations of the organization.

Jewish Vocational Service & Community Workshop:  $39,145 for the first year of a three-year, $101,776 grant to expand Memory Club services at its Southfield site and throughout the community.

Jewish Vocation Service & Community Workshop:  $58,260 for the first year of a two-year, $117,248 grant to provide career counseling for young Orthodox Jewish men who are pursuing vocational options.

Kadima:  $65,000 for the first year of a three-year, $180,000 grant to support the launch of a new program to help young adults diagnosed with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse.

Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion:  $7,000 for the first year of a two-year, $15,000 grant to develop an exhibit presenting the Jewish experience in the history of housing discrimination in Detroit.

National Council of Jewish Women:  $5,000 for the first year of a three-year, $15,000 grant to provide temporary kosher housing for women and their children in need of housing due to domestic abuse situations.

National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent DePaul:  $30,000 for the first year of a three-year, $90,000 grant to support operating expenses for its dental clinic.

William Beaumont Hospital:  $40,000 for the first year of a three-year, $120,000 grant to increase overall health of underinsured and uninsured Brightmoor residents by providing free mobile medical, dental and legal assistance.

Continuation Requests

Fresh Air Society (Tamarack Camps): $53,125 for the second year of a three-year, $161,875 grant to hire a Jewish community nurse to work at Tamarack Camps, Hillel Day School and the Jewish Community Center.

Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue:  $100,000 for the second year and $88,000 for the third year of a three-year, $250,000 grant to hire a program director, to develop a strategic plan, and support expanded programs and activities.

JARC:  $50,000 for the second year of a three-year, $150,000 grant to hire staff to meet current and future growth needs.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit:  $500,000 for the second year of a three-year, $1,500,000 grant to support the Foundation for Our Jewish Elderly, which directs these funds to Jewish Senior Life, Jewish Family Services and JVS to support in-home support services, adult day care and escorted transported for frail older adults.

Oakwood Healthcare System Foundation:  $30,418 for the second year of a two-year, $60,836 grant to provide inclusive recreational and therapeutic activities for children with special needs.

Repair the World:  $19,500 for the second year of a two-year, $49,000 grant to develop its volunteerism program in Detroit.

Starfish Family Services:  $50,000 for the second year of a three-year, $125,000 grant to improve maternal mental health and parenting skills for at-risk mothers living in Inkster.

World Medical Relief:  $50,000 for the second year of a two year, $100,000 grant to provide affordable prescription drugs to low-income uninsured and underinsured adults.

 

The Jewish Fund was established in 1997 from the sale proceeds of Sinai Hospital of Detroit to the Detroit Medical Center.  Sinai Hospital was a Jewish community funded facility that grew into one of Metro Detroit’s top health care institutions.

As a legacy of Sinai Hospital, the Jewish Fund continues to support community programs and services that help at-risk individuals improve their health and human condition.

November 2012 Grants Approved

Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit:  $260,000 for a one year grant to build an accessible multi-generational playground on the Taubman campus in Oak Park.

Jewish Senior Life: $85,500 for the first year of a three-year, $187,320 grant to create a “Village” model of community support benefiting Jewish older adults with the goal of aging in place.

JVS:  $60,000 for the first year of a two-year, $120,000 grant to subsidize program fees for low income Jewish adults to learn computer skills for the purpose of enhancing their employment potential.

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland:  $40,000 for the first year of a three-year, $100,000 grant to provide access to dental services to uninsured individuals while also providing an opportunity for recent dental graduates to gain experience in hospital-based dental care.

Michigan League for Human Services:  $20,000 grant for one year to support operations of its public policy and advocacy activities.

The Guidance Center:  $45,000 for one year to support the costs of establishing and maintaining forensic medical examinations for children in Wayne County who have been sexually abused, by supporting the space rental costs and equipment purchases.

Continuation Multi-Year Grants

Jewish Family Service:  $30,420 for the second year of a three year, $82,400 grant for Project Build, a program to help older adults, people with disabilities, and low-income individuals and families to remain living independently in safe, functional and barrier-free homes.

Jewish Senior Life:  $51,501 for the fifth year of a five year, $521,000 grant to facilitate the merger of Jewish Apartments & Services and Jewish Home & Aging Services and to assist with the start-up of a new lead agency in the Jewish community.

Jewish Senior Life:  $150,000 for the second year of a three year, $450,000 grant to provide rental subsidies for low-income seniors.

Karmanos Cancer Center:  $60,000 for the second year of a three year, $150,000 grant to develop the health knowledge and cancer screenings among Orthodox Jewish women.

Alternatives for Girls:  $50,000 for the second year of a three year, $150,000 grant to expand the agency’s walk-in and phone-line services into a comprehensive suite of on-site crisis and health programming for high-risk girls and women.

Children’s Trust Fund of Southeast Michigan:  $49,333 for the second year of a three year, $148,000 grant to help prevent the deaths and side effects of Shaken Baby Syndrome in infants by educating parents of newborns on how to deal with the normal crying of an infant.

Forgotten Harvest:  $50,000 for the second year of a two year, $100,000 grant to increase the distribution of fresh, healthy food from 19.4 million pounds in 2010 to 36 million pounds by 2013 in order to meet the escalating need for emergency food throughout metropolitan Detroit.

Henry Ford Health System:  $50,000 for the third year of a three year, $150,000 grant to address vision problems and promote the maintenance of healthy eyes as early as possible through the school-based and community health vision program.

May 2012 Grants Approved

Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue:  $62,000 for the first year of a three-year, $180,000 grant to hire a program director.

Repair the World:  $29,500 for the first year of a two-year, $49,000 grant to develop its volunteerism program in Detroit.

Fresh Air Society (Tamarack Camps): $60,625 for the first year of a three-year, $161,875 grant to hire a Jewish community nurse to work at Tamarack Camps, Hillel Day School and the Jewish Community Center.

JARC:  $55,000 for the first year of a three-year, $150,000 grant to hire staff to meet current and future growth needs.

Jewish Family Service:  $407,446 for one year to support urgent special and unmet needs for the following programs:  $132,694 toward Family Case Management, $42,752 toward the Resource Center, and $232,000 toward Project Chessed.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit:  $58,000 for one year to support urgent and unmet needs for the following programs:  $48,842 toward Emergency Financial Assistance through Jewish Family Service and $9,158 toward scholarships for children with special needs to attend summer camp at the Jewish Community Center through Kids All Together (to be paid to the JCC).

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit:  $500,000 for the first year of a three-year, $1,500,000 grant to support the Foundation for Our Jewish Elderly, which directs these funds to Jewish Senior Life, Jewish Family Services and JVS to support in-home support services, adult day care and escorted transported for frail older adults.

Area Agency on Aging 1-B:  $25,000 for one year to develop a website where long-term care consumers and caregivers can find quality, peer-rated services and advice.

Covenant Community Care:  $37,500 for one year to provide funds for completion of the facility and/or operation of its new diagnostic services program at the Michigan Avenue clinic.

Freedom House:  $45,000 for the first year of a two-year, $75,000 grant to provide specialized on-site medical care to residents of Freedom House.

Friends of Children’s Oncology Camp Foundation:  $10,000 for one year to help fund camper travel for children with cancer and their siblings from metropolitan Detroit to Camp Mak-a-Dream in Montana.

Oakwood Healthcare System Foundation:  $30,418 for the first year of a two-year, $60,836 grant to provide inclusive recreational and therapeutic activities for children with special needs.

Starfish Family Services:  $50,000 for the first year of a three-year, $125,000 grant to improve maternal mental health and parenting skills for at-risk mothers living in Inkster.

World Medical Relief:  $50,000 for the first year of a two year, $100,000 grant to provide affordable prescription drugs to low-income uninsured and underinsured adults.

Continuation Requests Approved

Hebrew Free Loan:  $33,000 for the third year of a three-year, $100,000 matching grant to build a designated loan pool for use in providing loans to pay medical/dental expenses for those in need.

Jewish Dental Clinic:  $45,220 for the third year of a three-year, $270,320 grant to support the start-up costs of a new organization that provides basic and essential oral health care to low-income, uninsured/underinsured adults in the Jewish community.

Mercy Primary Care:  $25,000 for the third year of a three-year, $100,000 grant to provide home monitoring equipment, lab work, diagnostic imaging, medication and educational materials to uninsured hypertensive patients.

Summer in the City: $6,000 for the third year of a three-year, $24,000 grant to support the recruitment, retention, development and diversification of program leaders.

Adult Well Being Services:  $25,000 for the second year of a two-year, $50,000 grant to improve health outcomes for Medicaid-eligible adults with severe mental illness.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan:  $40,000 for the second year of a three- year, $120,000 grant to launch an expanded, multi-faceted program addressing anti-bullying/anti-violence education for youth.

Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan:  $35,000 for the first year of a three-year, $113,710 grant to implement a new wellness initiative in collaboration with multiple health providers for individuals with uncontrolled epilepsy.

Matrix Theatre Company:  $60,000 for the second year of a three-year, $180,000 grant to improve the academic and social outcomes of young people with disabilities through participation in an inclusive theatre arts program.

South Oakland Shelter:  $40,000 for the second year of a three-year, $120,000 grant to support the emergency shelter operations during a period of decreasing government funding and to build capacity for its fundraising program.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit:  $71,000 for the second year of a two-year, $160,000 grant to hire a grant writer to assist its social service constituent agencies in securing public and private foundation support.

November 2011 – Grant Awards

Continuation of Multi-Year Grants:

  • Children with Hair Loss: $9,600 for the 2nd of a 2 year, $19,200 grant to provide free human hair replacements for children who suffer from medically-related hair loss.
  • Fair Food Network: $12,500 for the 2nd of a 2 year, $25,000 grant to demonstrate the effectiveness of incentives to encourage healthier food choices for Detroit area food assistance beneficiaries and draw on the demonstration project to inform and influence future federal food assistance policy.
  • Henry Ford Health System: $50,000 for the 2nd of a 3 year, $150,000 grant to address vision problems and promote the maintenance of healthy eyes for children of low income families.
  • Jewish Funds for Justice: $78,000 for the 2nd of a 2 year, $153,000 grant to plan and launch a program to train young Jewish adults in leadership and management skills and to help them implement a project with measurable outcomes meeting immediate needs in Detroit.
  • Jewish Senior Life: $113,333 for the 4th of a 5 year, $521,000 grant to facilitate the merger and transition of two agencies into one in order to better coordinate and expand services to Jewish older adults in the metropolitan Detroit area.
  • Mercy Primary Care: $25,000 for the 2nd year of a 3 year, $100,000 grant to provide home monitoring equipment, lab work, diagnostic imaging, medication and educational materials to uninsured hypertensive patients.
  • ORT America: $15,000 for the 2nd year of a 2 year, $30,000 grant to provide scholarships to unemployed and underemployed Jewish adults to attend computer training classes for workforce re-entry.
  • Starfish Family Services: $10,000 for the 3rd year of a 3 year, $45,000 grant to provide initial funding for individual and group counseling and mental health services for youth in crisis and transitional living programs.
  • Summer in the City: $6,000 for the 2nd year of a 3 year, $24,000 grant to support the recruitment, retention, development and diversification of program leaders.

New Grant Awards:

  • Affirmations: $30,000 for 1 year to provide direct assistance and professional referrals to callers to the Helpline.
  • Alternatives for Girls: $50,000 for the 1st year of a 3 year, $150,000 grant to expand the agency’s current walk-in and phone-line service into a comprehensive suite of on-site crisis and health programming for high-risk girls and women. The second year grant would be $50,000 and the third would be $50,000.
  • Children’s Trust Fund: $49,333 for the 1st year of a 3 year, $148,000 grant to educate parents of newborns in order to prevent deaths and side effects of Shaken Baby Syndrome. The second year grant would be $49,333 and the third would be $49,333.
  • Crossroads: $10,000 for 1 year to provide emergency assistance for prescription and medical needs.
  • Forgotten Harvest: $50,000 for the 1st year of a 2 year, $100,000 grant to increase the organization’s capacity for distributing nearly twice the fresh food as it currently supplies by 2013.
  • Jewish Family Service: $15,000 for the 1st year of a 3 year, $82,400 grant to support its partnership with the Building Industry Association of Southeastern Michigan in providing low- income clients with pro bono repairs and renovations to their homes. The second year grant would be $37,920 and the third year would be $29,500.
  • Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network: $50,000 for a 1 year bridge grant to support operations until the proceeds from its new endowment fund is realized.
  • Jewish Senior Life: $150,000 for the 1st of a 3 year, $450,000 grant to support the continued subsidy for low-income older adults primarily residing in the Meer Apartments. The second and third year grants would be $150,000 respectively.
  • Karmanos Cancer Institute: $60,000 for the 1st year of a 3 year, $170,000 grant to develop an intervention to improve the health knowledge and screenings among Orthodox Jewish women. The second year grant would be $60,000 and third would be $50,000.

May 2011 Grant Awards:

Continuation of Multi-Year Grants:

  • Community Health & Social Services Center:  $25,000 for the 2nd year of a 2 year, $85,000 grant to develop and implementation a process redesign of its behavioral health care delivery system and the integration of health information.
  • Fresh Air Society:  $33,800 for the 3rd year of a 3 year, $123,000 grant to support the expansion and enhancement of the special needs inclusion program at Camp Maas.
  • Hebrew Free Loan:  $33,000 for the 2nd year of a 3 year, $100,000 grant to build a loan pool specifically for use in providing loans to pay medical/dental expenses for those in need.
  • HOPE Hospitality & Warming Center:  $15,000 for the 3rd year of a 3 year $65,000 grant to expand the organizational capacity of the shelter by extending its months of operation and enhancing its community collaborations.
  • Jewish Dental Clinic:  $90,400 for the 2nd year of a 3 year, $270,320 grant to support the start-up costs of a new organization that provides basic and essential oral health care to low-income, uninsured/underinsured adults in the Jewish community.
  • Mercy Primary Care:  $25,000 for the 2nd year of a 3 year, $100,000 grant to provide home monitoring equipment, lab work, diagnostic imaging, medication and educational materials to uninsured hypertensive patients.
  • ORT America:  $15,000 for the 2nd year of a 2 year, $30,000 grant to provide scholarships to unemployed and underemployed Jewish adults to attend computer training classes for workforce re-entry.
  • Starfish Family Services:  $10,000 for the 3rd year of a 3 year, $45,000 grant to provide initial funding for individual and group counseling and mental services for youth in crisis and transition living programs.
  • Summer in the City:  $6,000 for the 2nd year of a 3 year, $24,000 grant to support the recruitment, retention, development and diversification of program leaders.

New Grants:

  • Adult Well Being Services:  $25,000 for the 1st year of a 2 year, $50,000 grant to improve health outcomes for Medicaid-eligible adults with severe mental illness.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan:   $50,000 for the 1st year of a 3 year, $120,000 grant to launch an expanded, multi-faceted program addressing anti-bulling/anti-violence education for youth.
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan:  $60,710 for the 1st year of a 3 year, $113,710 grant to implement a new wellness initiative in collaboration with multiple health providers for individuals with uncontrolled epilepsy.
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit:  $465,445 for a 1 year grant to support urgent special and unmet needs resulting from the economic crisis, directed to Jewish Family Service for Project Chessed, case management and intake staffing.
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit:  $750,000 for 1 year to support in-home support services, escorted transportation and adult day care for frail older adults served by Jewish Family Service, Kadima, and Jewish Senior Life.
  • Matrix Theatre Company:  $60,000 for the 1st year of a 3 year, $180,000 grant to improve the academic and social outcomes for young people with disabilities through an inclusive theatre program.
  • South Oakland Shelter:  $60,000 for the 1st year of a 3 year, $120,000 grant to support the emergency shelter operations during a period of decreasing government funding and to build capacity for its fundraising program.
  • University of Detroit for McAuley Health Center:  $20,700 for a 1 year grant to implement a demonstration health education program that assists families in implementing risk reduction strategies for children at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

November 2010

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit (Detroit, MI): $25,000 for the second year of a two-year, $70,000 grant to support the Sports Buddies program.
  • Community Health & Social Services Center (Detroit, MI): $60,000 for the first of a two-year, $85,000 grant to develop and implement a redesign process of its behavioral health care delivery system and the integration of health information.
  • Covenant Community Care of Michigan (Detroit, MI): $113,750 for one year to open a new integrated health care facility on Michigan Avenue.
  • Crossroads of Michigan (Detroit, MI): $10,000 for one year to provide emergency operational support of its prescription and medical needs program.
  • Detroit Institute for Children (Detroit, MI): $50,000 for one year to provide emergency operational support of its two physician service program areas.
  • DMC Sinai Grace Hospital (Detroit, MI): $8,000 for one year to fund the annual Benard L. Maas Lecture in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • Fresh Air Society (Bloomfield Hills, MI): $49,500 for the second of a three-year, $133,000 challenge grant to support the expansion and enhancement of the special needs inclusion program at Camp Maas.
  • Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic (Pontiac, MI): $25,000 for one year to provide emergency operational support of the free clinic.
  • Hebrew Free Loan Association (Bloomfield Hills, MI): $34,000 for the first of a three-year, $100,000 matching grant to build a designated loan pool for use in paying medical/dental expenses.
  • HOPE Hospitality and Warming Center (Pontiac, MI): $20,000 for the second year of a three-year, $65,000 grant to expand the organizational capacity of the shelter.
  • Jewish Dental Clinic (Southfield, MI): $145,660 for the first year of a three-year, $271,320,000 grant to support the start-up costs of the clinic.
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit (Bloomfield Hills, MI): $744,445 for one year to support urgent special and unmet needs in the Jewish community that are a result of the economic crisis.
  • Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network (West Bloomfield, MI): $50,000 for the second year of a two-year $100,000 matching grant to help the organization meet unprecedented needs.
  • Mercy Primary Care (Detroit, MI): $50,000 for the first year of a three- year, $100,000 grant to support self-management medical services for hypertensive patients.
  • ORT America (West Bloomfield, MI): $15,000 for the first year of a two-year, $30,000 grant to subsidize tuition for technology training/education for low income students.
  • Starfish Family Services (Inkster, MI): $15,000 for the second year of a three-year, $45,000 grant to support counseling and mental health services for youth in crisis.
  • Summer in the City (Berkley, MI): $12,000 for the first year of a three-year, $24,000 grant to support its leadership development program.
  • Yad Ezra (Berkley, MI): $50,000 one year matching grant to purchase food for its grocery program.

May 2010

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit (Detroit, MI): $25,000 for the second year of a two-year, $70,000 grant to support the Sports Buddies program.
  • Community Health & Social Services Center (Detroit, MI): $60,000 for the first of a two-year, $85,000 grant to develop and implement a redesign process of its behavioral health care delivery system and the integration of health information.
  • Covenant Community Care of Michigan (Detroit, MI): $113,750 for one year to open a new integrated health care facility on Michigan Avenue.
  • Crossroads of Michigan (Detroit, MI): $10,000 for one year to provide emergency operational support of its prescription and medical needs program.
  • Detroit Institute for Children (Detroit, MI): $50,000 for one year to provide emergency operational support of its two physician service program areas.
  • DMC Sinai Grace Hospital (Detroit, MI): $8,000 for one year to fund the annual Benard L. Maas Lecture in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • Fresh Air Society (Bloomfield Hills, MI): $49,500 for the second of a three-year, $133,000 challenge grant to support the expansion and enhancement of the special needs inclusion program at Camp Maas.
  • Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic (Pontiac, MI): $25,000 for one year to provide emergency operational support of the free clinic.
  • Hebrew Free Loan Association (Bloomfield Hills, MI): $34,000 for the first of a three-year, $100,000 matching grant to build a designated loan pool for use in paying medical/dental expenses.
  • HOPE Hospitality and Warming Center (Pontiac, MI): $20,000 for the second year of a three-year, $65,000 grant to expand the organizational capacity of the shelter.
  • Jewish Dental Clinic (Southfield, MI): $145,660 for the first year of a three-year, $271,320,000 grant to support the start-up costs of the clinic.
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit (Bloomfield Hills, MI): $744,445 for one year to support urgent special and unmet needs in the Jewish community that are a result of the economic crisis.

November 2009

  • Adult Well-Being Services (Detroit, MI):  $80,000 for the second year of a three-year, $240,000 grant to provide preventive activities to African American adults who are pre-diabetic.
  • Care House of Oakland County (Pontiac, MI):  $10,000 for the third of a  three-year, $30,000 grant to provide a child sexual abuse education program to those professionals required to report such abuse.
  • Forgotten Harvest (Oak Park, MI):  $45,000 for the second of a three-year, $115,000 grant to increase the amount of fresh food available for under-nourished residents in high-poverty areas.
  • Freedom House (Detroit, MI): $40,000 for the second of a two-year, $90,000 grant to provide medical care and health services to homeless refugees who reside in Freedom House.
  • Henry Ford Behavioral Health Maplegrove Center (West Bloomfield, MI):  $20,000 for the third year of a three-year, $67,000 grant to engage families living with active addition into the treatment process of their addicted family member.
  • Jewish Family Service (West Bloomfield, MI):  $63,000 for the second of a three-year, $156,000 grant to provide a case manager at Hebrew Free Loan to assists clients seeking financial support.
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit (Bloomfield Hills, MI):  $900,000 in combined matching and operating funds for the third of a three-year grant of up to $2,782,000 to support in-home support services, escorted transportation and adult day care in the Jewish community.
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit (Bloomfield Hills, MI):  $60,000 for a one-year grant on behalf of the Merkaz Division of the Council of Orthodox Rabbis-VAAD to increase security in the Oak Park/Southfield Jewish communities.
  • Jewish Senior Life (West Bloomfield and Oak Park, MI): $212,500 for the second of a three-year, $521,000 grant to facilitate the merger and to assist with the start-up of a new lead agency to better coordinate and expand services to Jewish older adults.
  • Jewish Senior Life (West Bloomfield, MI):  $150,000 for the ninth of a ten-year, $1.5 million grant to provide rent subsidies for low-income older adults living in the apartments.
  • JVS (Southfield, MI):  $55,000 for the second of a two-year, $120,000 grant to implement a financial literacy and consumer advocacy program.
  • Kadima (Southfield, MI):  $70,000 for the first of a three-year, $195,000 challenge grant to provide services to children and adolescents who are diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Orchard’s Children’s Services (Southfield, MI):  $10,000 for the first of a two-year, $15,000 challenge grant to provide dental services not covered through conventional public assistance programs to underserved youth.
  • Ruth Ellis Center (Highland Park, MI): $10,000 for a one-year challenge grant to provide support for professionally facilitated peer support groups for runaway and homeless GLBTQ youth.

July 2009

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit (Detroit): $70,000 over 2 years ($45,000 year one; $25,000 year two) to support the launch of Sports Buddies, a mentoring program focusing on physical well-being through sports, fitness and nutritional education.
  • Fresh Air Society (Bloomfield Hills): A challenge grant of up to $133,500 over 3 years ($40,000 year one; $49,500 year two; $44,000 year three) to support the expansion and enhancement of the special needs inclusion program at Camp Maas.
  • HOPE Hospitality & Warming Center (Pontiac): $65,000 over 3 years ($30,000 year one; $20,000 year two; $15,000 year three) to expand the organizational capacity of the shelter by extending its months of operation and enhancing fundraising efforts.
  • Jewish Federation of Metropoitan Detroit (Bloomfield Hills): $600,000 for one year to be allocated to programs and services identified as highest priority in responding to urgent special unmet needs.
  • Starfish Family Services (Inkster): $45,000 over 3 years ($20,000 year one; $15,000 year two; $10,000 year three) to provide initial funding for individual and group counseling and mental health services for youth in crisis and transitional living programs.
  • Working Together/Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network (West Bloomfield): A matching grant of up to $100,000 over 2 years (up to $50,000 year one; up to $50,000 year two) to establish a new challenge grant program to help the agency meet unprecedented hospice and palliative care needs during the economic downturn.
  • Yad Ezra (Oak Park): $61,000 for one year to support the expanding needs for free groceries in response to urgent special unmet needs.