Grants & Loans

 

JFFS exists to serve our community, in Orange County, in Israel and around the world. We are dedicated to increasing community philanthropy toward the goal of providing more grants and services; and underwriting activities that engage people in building community and in sustaining Jewish life.  

 

The JFFS Planning & Funding Council, comprised of 17 lay leaders involved with numerous community organizations, directs JFFS Core Grants and Impact Grants to our community institutions, and oversees subcommittees of lay leaders who determine Passport to Jewish Life® educational grants, Family Philanthropy Venture Fund grants, Lifelines emergency assistance grants, Connect 2 Israel grants and Rose Project grants. In addition, the JFFS Finance Committee, a team of outstanding lay leaders with vast professional experience as CPAs, CFOs, investors, bankers and financial advisors, further oversees all JFFS grants, programs and infrastructure.

  • Core Grants are made annually to JFFS' five Community Partners to support the broad range of their activities.

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    Core Grants are made annually to JFFS' five Community Partners to support the broad range of their activities.

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    Core Grants are made annually to JFFS' five Community Partners to support the broad range of their activities.

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    Core Grants are made annually to JFFS' five Community Partners to support the broad range of their activities.

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  • Impact Grants are made annually to Jewish organizations in OC.

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    Impact Grants are made annually to Jewish organizations in OC.

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    Impact Grants are made annually to Jewish organizations in OC.

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    Impact Grants are made annually to Jewish organizations in OC.

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    Impact Grants are made annually to Jewish organizations in OC.

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  • Passport to Jewish Life® grants open the doors to new and exciting Jewish educational destinations - such as Jewish summer camp, congregational religious school, Jewish teen leadership and community service programs, as well as Israel experiences.

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    Passport to Jewish Life® grants open the doors to new and exciting Jewish educational destinations - such as Jewish summer camp, congregational religious school, Jewish teen leadership and community service programs, as well as Israel experiences.

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    Passport to Jewish Life® grants open the doors to new and exciting Jewish educational destinations - such as Jewish summer camp, congregational religious school, Jewish teen leadership ...

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    Passport to Jewish Life® grants open the doors to new and exciting Jewish educational destinations - such as Jewish...

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  • Thanks to a generous endowment from the estate of Bernard (Harry) Cohen, JFFS is able to offer the Cohen Grant for College Students. It is a one-time, non-renewable grant of $500. Applications process for 2017-2018 will begin in the summer of 2017.

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    Thanks to a generous endowment from the estate of Bernard (Harry) Cohen, JFFS is able to offer the Cohen Grant for College Students. It is a one-time, non-renewable grant of $500. Applications process for 2017-2018 will begin in the summer of 2017.

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    Thanks to a generous endowment from the estate of Bernard (Harry) Cohen, JFFS is able to offer the Cohen Grant for College Students. It is a one-time, non-renewable grant of $500. Appli...

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    Thanks to a generous endowment from the estate of Bernard (Harry) Cohen, JFFS is able to offer the Cohen Grant for C...

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    Thanks to a generous endowment from the estate of Bernard (Harry) Cohen, JFF...

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  • JFFS' Family Philanthropy Venture Fund - comprised of families and philanthropists - seeks out and supports innovative, high-impact projects, within the mission of JFFS, that have the potential to become self-sustaining and address unmet needs in our community.

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    JFFS' Family Philanthropy Venture Fund - comprised of families and philanthropists - seeks out and supports innovative, high-impact projects, within the mission of JFFS, that have the potential to become self-sustaining and address unmet needs in our community.

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    JFFS' Family Philanthropy Venture Fund - comprised of families and philanthropists - seeks out and supports innovative, high-impact projects, within the mission of JFFS, that have the p...

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    JFFS' Family Philanthropy Venture Fund - comprised of families and philanthropists - seeks out and supports innovat...

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    JFFS' Family Philanthropy Venture Fund - comprised of families and philanthr...

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  • Support for projects in Israel is provided by JFFS donors who give to the Connect 2 Israel Initiative.

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    Support for projects in Israel is provided by JFFS donors who give to the Connect 2 Israel Initiative.

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    Support for projects in Israel is provided by JFFS donors who give to the Connect 2 Israel Initiative.

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    Support for projects in Israel is provided by JFFS donors who give to the Connect 2 Israel Initiative.

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  • Rose Project grants are available for Jewish campus organizations, student subsidies for Israel education, advocacy training and leadership development programs, and academic engagements between OC and Israeli universities.

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    Rose Project grants are available for Jewish campus organizations, student subsidies for Israel education, advocacy training and leadership development programs, and academic engagements between OC and Israeli universities.

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    Rose Project grants are available for Jewish campus organizations, student subsidies for Israel education, advocacy training and leadership development programs, and academic engagements...

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  • The Milton and Doris Chasin Micro-Enterprise Loan Program of JFFS offers interest-free micro-loans (up to $25,000) for startups or existing small businesses.

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    The Milton and Doris Chasin Micro-Enterprise Loan Program of JFFS offers interest-free micro-loans (up to $25,000) for startups or existing small businesses.

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    The Milton and Doris Chasin Micro-Enterprise Loan Program of JFFS offers interest-free micro-loans (up to $25,000) for startups or existing small businesses.

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    The Milton and Doris Chasin Micro-Enterprise Loan Program of JFFS offers interest-free micro-loans (up to $25,000) f...

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Where Your Money Goes

 

JFFS is proud of its 4-star rating, for the sixth consecutive year, from Charity Navigator – America’s premier charity evaluator, given in recognition of JFFS’ sound fiscal management and exemplary commitment to accountability and transparency. We make sure your contributions are spent wisely and have true impact.

 

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