Grants for jewish organizations

3,162 jewish nonprofit organizations received at least $774.5 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 6,515 grants made from 2,481 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,000. Of these 2,481 foundations, 56% made just a single grant to jewish orgs, and 15% made grants to four or more jewish orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$774,529,147
Total grant dollars given to jewish organizations
6,515
Number of grants made annually to jewish organizations
2,481
Number of grantmakers funding jewish organizations
$1,000
Median grant size to jewish organizations

Foundations that support jewish nonprofit organizations

Out of all grants made to jewish organizations, 87% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 85% of the dollar-value of grants to jewish orgs. Foundations funding jewish orgs also made grants to religious organizations, educational institutions, christian organizations, and elementary schools.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
2,162
Medium
 
183
Large
 
136
Small foundations have <$10M in assets. Medium foundations have $10M to $50M in assets. Large foundations have >$50M in assets.

Foundation type

Foundation typeNumber of grantmakers
Community
 
31
Private
 
2,228
Corporate
 
82
Other
 
140

Grants made

Grants made to jewish orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
1,410
2-3
 
676
4-10
 
319
11+
 
76

Top 10 foundations supporting jewish nonprofit organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to jewish orgsNumber of grants made to jewish orgsMedian grant size
Ani Mamin FoundationNYMetro9.0%212$120
A&E Hauer Family FoundationNYMetro18.9%80$100
Madanim FoundationNYMetro42.0%72$275
Ralph J Harary FoundationNYMetro2.9%70$500
Blum FoundationNYMetro30.4%57$100
DJ Charitable FoundationNYMetro15.6%51$750
The Dennis Berman Family FoundationMDMetro3.1%42$800
Yes Ben Dovid FoundationNJMetro1.7%36$197
YR FoundationNYMetro13.2%32$43
MI Rosenthal FoundationNYMetro26.5%32$75

Jewish nonprofit organizations grantees

Jewish organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 96% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 47% of all jewish orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
6,466
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
49

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,000
$500k-$1M
 
$1,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,000
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
New York
 
3,477
California
 
474
New Jersey
 
429
Florida
 
406
Other
 
1,729

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
New York City
 
3,616
Miami
 
335
Los Angeles
 
311
Chicago
 
223
Other
 
1,944

Top 25 grants made to jewish organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
United Israel Appeal$168,577,117See Part IvThe Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)
United Israel Appeal$168,577,117GrantThe Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)
JFMC Facilities Corporation$111,245,000Outstanding Debt & Loan GuaranteeJewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF)
Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF)$41,280,354To Support A Range of Nonprofit Organizations Which Address Humanitarian, Health and Welfare Needs.Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore$14,103,389General SupportAssociated Jewish Charities of Baltimore
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit$14,081,756Cash TransactionUnited Jewish Foundation
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit$14,081,756To Support the Jewish CommunityUnited Jewish Foundation
Israeli American Council (IAC)$12,000,000General Charitable PurposesAdelson Family Foundation
The Jewish Community Foundation$11,350,000Public Support of Organization MissionDart-L Foundation / Jacob Feidman Ttee
Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago$9,674,703Book ValueJewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF)
Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF)$9,118,500Book ValueCrown Family Philanthropies (CFP)
Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF)$9,118,500Capital Campaign, Covid-19 Emergency Fund, Jewish Community Centers-Ezra, Council for Jewish Elderly, Fiedler Hillel at Northwestern, Fund for the Future Endowment, Israel Education Center, Israel Studies on Campus, and JbabyCrown Family Philanthropies (CFP)
JCC Chicago$8,769,449Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Grants - Operating SupportJewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF)
Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago$8,415,000CashCrown Family Philanthropies (CFP)
Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago$8,415,000Fellowship and Equipment, Physician Fellowships, Israel Poverty Initiative, Family Plus, Leadership Programs, Medical Simulation Center, Lotus Code Training, Mayo Fellowships, Start-Up Your Career, Translational Stem Cell Research, Hydrologist, and Post-Trauma TrainingCrown Family Philanthropies (CFP)
Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago$7,902,641Grants From Donor Advised Funds - Operating SupportJewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF)
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)$7,766,316ActualAnti-Defamation League Foundation
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)$7,766,316General PurposesAnti-Defamation League Foundation
Federation of Jewish Communities (FJC)$7,750,000Food and Humanitarian Assistance FsuIFCJ The Fellowship
Jewish Federation Council of Greater LA$6,671,000FMVJewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
Youngstown Area Jewish Federation$6,365,572Fair Market ValueYoungstown Area Jewish Foundation
Youngstown Area Jewish Federation$6,365,572Fair Market ValueYoungstown Area Jewish Foundation
Chabad NP$6,000,000Synagogue and Preschool Capital CampaignLevine-Lent Family Foundation
Jewish Education Center of Cleveland (JECC)$5,617,401Annual Allocation, Icnext, Jhub, Jewish Education, Segula, Scholarships, General SupportJewish Federation of Cleveland
JFMC Facilities Corporation$5,573,164Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Grants - Operating SupportJewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF)
Methodology: To determine grants and grantees, Cause IQ analyzes electronically-filed Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF financial disclosure documents, matching grantees to specific organizations using EINs and fuzzy matching logic. The "Jewish organizations" category for this page is determined by the "X30: Jewish" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.