Recent Grants

Recent Grants

The Jewish Fund is proud to announce the approval of $1.2 million new and continuation grants at its May board meeting. These grants will support a range of initiatives to address the health and well-being of vulnerable and at-risk residents of metropolitan Detroit. We are particularly excited to support the launch of Birth Detroit’s midwifery service at its soon to be open birthing center in Detroit. We are also excited to support the development of Jewish Family Service’s Up60+ Retirement Institute, which aims to proactively help older adults to live a satisfying retirement. Additionally, we are pleased to support the efforts of Wayne State University’s Center for Urban Studies with its AmeriCorp Community Training for Overdose Rescue Program.

We encourage individuals and foundations interested in learning more about the impactful work of our grant partners to contact The Jewish Fund.

May 2024 New Grants

OrganizationProject NameProject DescriptionGrant DurationGrant Amount
Avalon Healing/Wayne County Safe ProgramEnhancing trauma-informed behavioral health services for survivorsTo sustain on-site mental health services that meet specialized needs and reduce barriers to access for sexual assault and trafficking victims.1 Year$75,000
Birth Detroit IncBirth Center Midwife at Detroit’s First Birth CenterTo provide high-quality, client-centered prenatal, birth, and postpartum midwifery care to pregnant Detroiters and their families.1 Year$50,000
CARE House of Oakland CountyCARE House of Oakland County’s Family Resilience ProgramTo provide free home-based services to families seeking to improve family functioning and prevent child abuse and neglect in Oakland County.1 Year$50,000
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth ProgramShared-Power Mentorship: Expanding DBG’s ImpactTo bolster operations of Downtown Boxing Gym as the organization moves to double their capacity to provide academic mentorship and health promotion programs for youth.1 Year$50,000
JARCRebranding & Strategic Planning ProjectTo conduct a complete rebrand and strategic plan for JARC, expanding outreach to people with disabilities and their families.1 Year$75,000
Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan DetroitOpening The Doors – Educator Mental Health Coaching ExpansionTo coach teachers on providing evidence-based interventions for high-risk students with complex diagnoses.1 Year$20,000
Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan DetroitUp60+ Retirement InstituteTo develop a Retirement Institute to help people prepare for the most fulfilling life possible after retirement, building community resilience and continuities for older adults.3 Years$201,748
Lions of Michigan Service Foundation IncMetropolitan Detroit Hearing Improvement and Eye Care ProjectTo provide eye care to disadvantaged and underinsured families in Metropolitan Detroit.1 Year$16,875
Wayne State University Center for Urban StudiesAmeriCorps Community Training for Overdose Rescue (ACT) ProgramTo stop overdose deaths and reduce harms related to opioids and strengthen civic engagement to address health concerns in the Detroit metropolitan area.1 Year$30,000
Yad EzraHealthy Food for Increased Client Population of Yad EzraTo provide healthy food to the increasing numbers of food insecure in the Metro Detroit Jewish community.3 Years$300,000

May 2024 Continuation Grants

OrganizationProject NameProject DescriptionGrant DurationGrant Amount
Detroit Cristo Rey High SchoolStudent Vision Clinic at DCRSecond year of a $45,000 grant to provide Detroit Cristo Rey students, who have limited resources, a free eye exam and glasses.3 Years$15,000
Freedom HouseGeneral Operating SupportThird year of a $75,000 general operating support grant, providing assistance to refugees and asylum seekers.3 Years$25,000
Henry Ford Health SystemEnhancing Vision Rehabilitation Services in Metropolitan DetroitSecond year of a $135,000 grant to provide supports to low-income patients that enable them to live fully and safely with vision loss.3 Years$45,000
Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan DetroitAging at HomeThird year of a $780,000 grant to provide access to supportive services that will allow vulnerable older adults to age at home with dignity.3 Years$240,000
Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy NetworkJewish Hospice Training Institute (JHTI)Third year of a $450,000 grant to create the Jewish Hospice Training Institute (JHTI) to train newly hired JHCN rabbis in excellent end of life care.3 Years$150,000
Tamarack Camps/Fresh Air SocietyGeneral Operating SupportSecond year of a $300,000 General Operating Support grant.3 Years$100,000
The Children’s FoundationHamtramck SEES More ContinuationThird year of a $59,205 grant to provide eye exams and eyeglasses to visually-impaired Hamtramck Public Schools students who would not otherwise be able to obtain them.3 Years$18,405

2024 Teen Board Grants

OrganizationProject NameProject DescriptionGrant DurationGrant Amount
Detroit Chesed ProjectThe SpotTo provide a social outlet for children and young adults with special needs and respite for parents and families.1 Year$10,000
Gary Burnstein Community Health ClinicIncreasing Access to Dental Care for the UninsuredTo increase GBCHC’s capacity to provide dental services to the uninsured in Southeast Michigan.1 Year$15,000
Gesher Human ServicesThe Financial Needs FundTo provide homes suited to the resident’s specific needs for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) regardless ability to pay.1 Year$15,000
Gesher Human ServicesCreative ExpressionsTo provide therapeutic creative arts programming to adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities or severe and persistent mental illness.1 Year$15,000
JARCGuide to Accessing ServicesTo create a comprehensive, accessible, and free resource for adults with disabilities and their families to navigate the challenging system to obtain benefits.1 Year$5,000
Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy NetworkGrief and Bereavement Support Pilot ProgramTo provide services that address the mental and physical health impact of grief/bereavement on caregivers of older adults.1 Year$15,000
Lighthouse/South Oakland ShelterLighthouse Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) ExpansionTo expand Lighthouse’s diversity, equity and inclusion training to increase their program effectiveness in working with diverse populations.1 Year$15,000
Yad EzraCulturally Relevant Produce for Food Insecure ClientsTo provide culturally relevant, nutrient rich, farm-fresh produce to low income clients who would otherwise not have access.1 Year$15,000