Bloomfield Hills, MI…At its May 14, 2013 board meeting, The Jewish Fund approved a total of $2,045,696 in grant awards, including $981,043 for continuation of multi-year grants and $1,064,653 in new grants. Grants support programs and services offered in the Jewish community for at-risk individuals, those that positively impact the health of at-risk metropolitan Detroit residents, and programs that enhance the historic bond between the Jewish community and Detroit.
New 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.
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.