2023 Grants

2023 Grants

The Jewish Fund is proud to announce the approval of $2.8 million new and continuation grants at our May 2023 board meeting. These grants will support a range of initiative to address the health and well-being of vulnerable and at-risk residents of metropolitan Detroit.

New Grants

OrganizationProject NameProject DescriptionGrant DurationGrant Amount
Alternatives For GirlsWhole-System Trauma Informed Care Capacity BuildingTo expand knowledge and practices through Trauma Informed Care training, supporting staff well-being and improving client outcomes.1 Year$70,000
Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS)Families Overcoming TraumaTo help children and caregivers experiencing homelessness develop healthy coping strategies and improve family functioning by providing trauma-focused therapeutic resources.1 Year$26,000
Common GroundBehavioral Health Urgent Care ClinicTo provide behavioral health urgent care services in Southeast Michigan, filling overwhelming demonstrated need.1 Year$40,000
Detroit Cristo Rey High SchoolStudent Vision Clinic at DCRFirst year of a three-year grant of $45,000 to provide Detroit Cristo Rey students with eye exams and glasses.3 Years$15,000
Detroit Public Schools FoundationDPSCD Immunization ProgramTo provide childhood, flu and COVID vaccinations to the students in the Detroit Public Schools Community District.1 Year$40,000
Fresh Air SocietyGeneral Operating SupportFirst year of a three-year General Operating Support grant of $300,000 to support the medical program at Tamarack Camps.3 Years$100,000
Friendship CircleFriendship Circle Village Expansion ProjectTo renovate an underutilized multi-purpose room to provide additional interactive and educational experiences for students and children with special needs.1 Year$118,000
Hannan CenterThe Hannan Center Occupational Therapy ClinicTo maintain and improve the quality of life of Hannan’s community by offering occupational therapy at the Center.1 Year$60,000
Hatzalah Of MichiganAmbulance for Hatzalah Transport OperationsTo support the purchase of an ambulance to transport patients for emergency care.1 Year$325,000
Henry Ford Health SystemEnhancing Vision Rehabilitation Services in Metropolitan DetroitFirst year of a three-year grant of $135,000 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 DetroitAssistive Technology SupportFirst year of a two-year challenge grant of $99,863 to support the provision of Personal Emergency Response Systems for low-income older adults.2 Years$66,575
Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan DetroitBBYO Social Worker Bridge FundingTo provide mental health support to Metro Detroit teens through a dedicated social worker position at BBYO.1 Year$77,488
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan DetroitReplacing/Installing New AEDS in Jewish Detroit Congregations and OrganizationsTo provide life-saving equipment to the Jewish community by installing new and replacement AEDs in Jewish organizations and congregations throughout Metropolitan Detroit.1 Year$235,600
LGBT DetroitLGBT TechTo build capacity at LGBT Detroit to support the wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bi and transgender individuals through technology and communication upgrades.1 Year$10,000
Life Remodeled-A Nonprofit CorporationAfterschool Youth Programming at the Durfee Innovation SocietyTo support after-school programming at the Durfee Innovation Society, creating transformative experiences for Detroit youth.1 Year$40,000
Mariners InnMariners Inn Open More Doors Capital CampaignTo support the Strengthening Families space in Mariner’s Inn new building, transforming the way local homeless people are cared for, valued and supported.1 Year$25,000
MyCare Health CenterMount Clemens Dental ExpansionTo increase dental access and utilization for non-English speaking residents, senior citizens, low-income residents and children in Macomb County.1 Year$25,000
Ruth Ellis Center IncGirls for ChangeTo educate and motivate female-identified Black, LGBTQ+ youth on therapy and to consider entering clinical treatment and/or develop a wellness program.1 Year$15,000
S.A.Y. DetroitExpanding Wellness Services for Detroit Youth at SAY PlayTo reduce health disparities and improve access to mental health wellness services for 200 Detroit youth who attend SAY Detroit’s youth development SAY Play Center.1 Year$30,800

Continuation Grants

OrganizationProject NameProject DescriptionGrant DurationGrant Amount
Children’s Hospital of Michigan FoundationHamtramck SEES More ContinuationSecond year of a $59,205 grant of 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
Freedom House DetroitGeneral Operating SupportSecond year of a $75,000 General Operating Support grant.3 Years$25,000
Friendship CircleFriendship Circle Quality Compliance Manager PositionSecond year of a $128,000 grant to establish a Quality and Compliance Department to demonstrate service value and meet internationally recognized standards.3 Years$60,000
Gesher Human ServicesClubhouse TransitionThird year of a $222,090 grant to develop its Clubhouse, using an evidence-based model to serve adults with severe, persistent mental illness.3 Years$54,5300
Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue (IADS)Building Renovation and Shared Workspace CollaborationThird year of a $550,000 grant to support a building renovation and shared workspace collaboration, increasing access & inclusivity at IADS.3 Years$50,000
Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan DetroitAging at HomeSecond year of a $780,000 grant supporting aging at home services, specifically in-home support and escorted transportation, that allow vulnerable older adults to age at home with dignity.3 Years$260,000
Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan DetroitHillel of Metro Detroit Social WorkerSecond year of a $148,252 grant to support a social worker position at Hillel of Metro Detroit.3 Years$74,250
Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy NetworkJewish Hospice
Training Institute (JHTI)
Second year of a $450,000 grant to create the Jewish Hospice Training Institute (JHTI), to train newly hired rabbis in excellent end of life care, dramatically improving care delivery.3 Years$150,000
Playworks MichiganBuilding the Health and Well-being of Children in the Metro Detroit Jewish Community Through PlaySecond year of a $75,000 grant to support Jewish day schools in providing staff with skills, tools, and resources needed to conduct organized play resulting in improved physical and social-emotional outcomes for students.3 Years$25,000

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