Jewish Federation of Orange County is committed to providing essential financial resources for our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. In May, Jewish Federation established an Emergency Assistance Fund, supported by gifts from our community. Qualified applicants may be eligible for assistance through two grant programs: Jewish Federation COVID-19 Emergency Assistance or Jewish Federation Lifelines. Both assistance programs are accessible through a single online application.
If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please email Assist@JFFS.org.
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Who's Eligible: Jewish residents of Orange County, CA who have suffered reduction in income as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis (layoff, furlough, business closure, or reduction in hours).
Assistance Available: Up to $1,800 per household inclusive of food, housing and health care support as follows:
Can I Reapply?
If you have already received partial support (totaling less than $1,800), please check in with your case manager at Assist@JFFS.org, who will advise you on options for additional assistance up to the maximum.
Who's Eligible: Residents of Orange County, CA who have a temporary financial emergency and a clear, documented plan for financial sustainability in the month after support is provided.
Up to $1,000 in grant support and/or up to $200 in gift cards, within a 12-month period:
Can I Reapply?
If your emergency reoccurs, you can be considered for additional support after 12 months have elapsed since last maximum support from Jewish Federation Lifelines.
*Gift cards are distributed confidentially in person by appointment only at our office, 1 Federation Way on the Samueli Jewish Campus, Irvine.
Click here to access the grant application