Recent Grants

Recent Grants

The Jewish Fund is proud to announce the approval of $1.4 million new and continuation grants at our November 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 encourage individuals and foundations interested in learning more about the impactful work of our grant partners to contact The Jewish Fund.

In this announcement, we are highlighting several initiatives that we believe have a strong likelihood to lead to significant benefits for participants and for social impact.

November 2023 New Grants

OrganizationProject NameProject DescriptionGrant DurationGrant Amount
Affirmations LGBTQ+ Community CenterExpansion of Affirming Mental Health Services (Telehealth)To support the hiring of an additional telehealth therapist, increasing availability and access to affirming and affordable counseling.1 Year$50,000
American Indian Health and Family ServicesNew Facility and Campus for Health and WellbeingTo support the capital expense of one exam room in its new healthcare facility, fostering community well-being, cultural preservation, and expanding services for Native Americans and other underserved populations in southeastern Michigan.1 Year$20,000
Autism Alliance of MichiganWatch Me GrowTo support a staff position, improving and expanding the early identification and referral of children with suspected developmental delay and possibly autism through outreach, education, and advocacy.1 Year$20,000
Crossroads of MichiganGeneral Operating SupportTo support Crossroads mission of improving the lives of people in need and their vision of a community where everyone has the resources and opportunity to reach their potential.3 Years$30,000
Forgotten HarvestBalanced Plate Repack Expansion ProgramTo transform Forgotten Harvest’s food rescue/distribution model to provide a more consistent, equitable, and nutritious mix of food for food-insecure metro Detroit residents.1 Year$25,000
Gary Burnstein Community Health ClinicImproving Access to a Medical Home for Uninsured, Low-Income AdultsTo support an intake specialist position, continuing the Gary Burnstein Clinic’s goal establish itself as a medical home for the uninsured to improve health outcomes.1 Year$20,000
Gilda’s Club Metro DetroitGilda’s @ DurfeeTo support rent expenses at Gilda’s Durfee Innovation Society location, serving those affected by cancer in Detroit and surrounding communities.1 Year$13,500
HAVENSafe Therapeutic Assault Response TeamTo provide needed medical supplies to survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence strangulation through HAVEN’s Safe Therapeutic Assault Response Team.1 Year$25,000
Jewish Fertility FoundationJewish Fertility Foundation-Detroit (JFF-DTW)To help raise the initial capital required to open a Jewish Fertility Foundation location in Detroit.2 Years$75,000
Jewish Senior LifeCoville RSCTo fund a portion of the Resident Service Coordinator (RSC) position at Coville that was defunded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).2 Years$44,335
LifeLab KidsFeeding Therapy Program and Adaptive Teaching KitchenTo expand and enhance LifeLab Kids’ innovative feeding therapy program for children with the construction of an adaptive teaching kitchen.1 Year$15,000
Lighthouse Lighthouse Coolidge Place Supportive ServicesTo provide clients at Lighthouse’s Coolidge Place with supportive services including case management, access to mainstream benefits, and coordination of onsite health services.1 Year$25,000
Planned Parenthood of MichiganCentering Equity in Access to Family Planning ServicesTo provide family planning services to people in Detroit who experience disparities in sexual and reproductive health outcomes due to systemic and financial barriers.1 Year$30,000
Starfish Family Services Starfish Internship ProgramTo support the re-invention of their behavioral health internship program so that it becomes a stable pipeline of talent for the organization.1 Year$25,000
Tamarack CampsTamarack Camps Mental Health and Well-Being ProgramTo add a staff position to address the growing mental health challenges of campers and staff members in our programs.2 Years$150,000

November 2023 Continuation Grants

OrganizationProject NameProject DescriptionGrant DurationGrant Amount
Friendship CircleFriendship Circle UMatter Coordinator PositionSecond year of a $120,000 grant to support a new coordinator position for the UMatter mental health program, improving teen engagement and widening and deepening the program’s reach in the community.3 Years$40,000
Hillel Day SchoolSpeech and Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist Need at Hillel Day SchoolSecond year of a $180,900 grant to increase the availability of speech and occupational therapists, helping Hillel’s students address the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and sensory components of performance.2 Years$105,545
Isaac Agree Downtown SynagogueDor Hadash General Operating SupportSecond year of a $105,000 grant supporting the Dor Hadash Jewish family education programming, passing the wisdom of antient traditions to our newest generation, and empowering children to be a positive force in the world.3 Years$35,000
JARCGeneral Operating SupportThird year of a $300,000 grant to support JARC’s mission of enriching lives and erasing barriers for adults with developmental disabilities, allowing them to live full and meaningful lives.3 Years$100,000
Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan DetroitAlleviating Social IsolationSecond year of a $425,040 grant to alleviate and address effects of social isolation on older adults, including growth of depression and anxiety, by providing access to communicative technology.3 Years$140,340
Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan DetroitBehavioral Health Retention ProjectSecond year of a $390,064 grant to increase behavioral health therapists’ compensation in order to improve staff retention and increase client care and satisfaction.2 Years$199,798
Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan DetroitFamily Caregiver Support NetworkSecond year of a $283,756 grant to expand services committed to family caregivers and build a network of resources to address their needs.3 Years$93,856
Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan DetroitStrengthening Families ProgramSecond year of a $361,248 grant to provide intensive case management services to meet the needs of the community’s most vulnerable families.3 Years$120,132
Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan DetroitSuicide Prevention InitiativeThird year of a $401,675 grant to implement a Zero Suicide framework within JFS and in the community it serves, advancing and expanding previous suicide prevention work.3 Years$125,085

2023 Teen Board Grants

OrganizationProject NameProject DescriptionGrant DurationGrant Amount
Anti-Defamation LeagueWords to ActionTo educate teens and provide them with strategies, skills, and practices to respond to antisemitism utilizing the Words to Action program.1 Year$6,000
Birth Detroit Inc.Birth Detroit Care: Detrot’s Black-led, community-based maternity clinicTo provide equitable access to safe, quality perinatal care in their community-based maternal health clinic regardless of ability to pay.1 Year$15,000
Children’s FoundationPsychological supports for LGBTQ identifying adolescents at Hamtramck High SchoolTo provide mental and behavioral health services to reduce psychological symptoms and risky behaviors among LGBTQ identifying Hamtramck High School youth.1 Year$10,000
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth ProgramBooks Before BoxingTo support youth mental and physical wellbeing through their out-of-school time programming, including academic support, athletics and mentorship.3 Years$6,000
Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan DetroitSafety Kid ExpansionTo expand Safety Kid, a culturally informed and age-appropriate child sexual abuse prevention program to include sixth to eighth grades at Detroit Jewish day schools.1 Year$15,000
Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy NetworkExpanding LifeLinksTo expand JHCN’s LifeLinks program, bringing supporting-palliative care to more individuals and more service to existing patients.3 Years$15,000
Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy NetworkGrief and Bereavement Support Pilot ProgramTo create a pilot program addressing the mental health impact of grief/bereavement on caregivers of older adults.1 Year$15,000
Malta Medical and Dental ClinicMalta Dental 2023 Denture SupportTo make dentures for low-income and uninsured patients.1 Year$10,000
Single Family LivingCTAP-Children Trauma After PandemicTo protect families coping with trauma in isolation, anxiety, and grief from the long-lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.1 Year$8,000