EIN 91-0575950

Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

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The mission of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is to lead a strong Jewish Puget Sound by serving as a community voice, strengthening connections to Israel and World Jewry, and making investments in Jewish life, for today and the next generation.
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Program areas at Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

Community services - the Federation provides programs and services that support community organizations and community-at-large. Through advocating for more effective policy, the government and community affairs team educates legislators about top priorities and supports the needs and work of our local Jewish agencies. The Federation serves as the hub of safe Washington (a mark bloome z"l initiative), a program which leverages its strong relationships with law enforcement agencies to alert the community to threats and offer preparedness resources and training, free of charge. The Federation convenes community leaders to address cross-communal challenges and shares community stories through the award-winning Jewish in Seattle magazine. Through the Seattle Jewish community endowment fund and the life & legacy program, the Federation builds a strong Jewish future for generations to come. The Federation, through the Seattle Jewish community endowment fund, also provides special initiatives fund grants, including: 1) ignition grants for new, onetime or pilot projects; 2) small agency sustainability grants, providing operational support for small Jewish agencies; and 3) women's endowment fund grants, supporting programs empowering and improving the lives of women and girls locally and in israel. Additionally, the Federation, its Seattle Jewish community endowment fund, and supporting foundations support social, educational, and cultural services in the puget sound region, the u.s., and overseas. Grants are awarded to a broad range of Jewish and secular organizations that help families in need, provide school and camp scholarships, and strengthen community life in numerous other ways.
Israel and world jewry - the projects the Federation funds overseas provide food for the hungry, health care for the sick, and support for israeli immigrants in crisis. Through funding of the Jewish agency for israel (jafi) and the joint distribution committee (jdc), the Federation serves the global Jewish community. The Federation helps individuals make meaningful connections to israel through its teen israel scholarships, honeymoon israel Seattle, young adult israel education, and community lectures in the puget sound region.
Investments in Jewish life - the Federation offers programming to individuals and families, providing low-barrier high-impact on-ramps to Jewish life, as well as, leadership development. Pj library and pj our way provide young families books that foster Jewish involvement and connection. Reset and refresh offers couples in interfaith relationships the opportunity to learn with and socialize with their peers. These programs also provide in-person programming where families can make person-to-person connections within their local communities. The Federation also provides the Jewish puget sound community with leadership development opportunities through its advanced leadership development program (aldp) and partnership programs, national young leadership cabinet (nylc), wexner heritage program, and Seattle nowgen giving circle.

Grants made by Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)Operations Support$759,376
Jewish Family Service of Seattle (JFS)Operations Support$428,116
Stroum Jewish Community Center of Greater Seattle (SJCC)Operations Support$104,491
...and 63 more grants made totalling $3,033,777

Who funds Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Samis FoundationEducational & Humanitarian$169,939
United Way of King CountyDesignated Gift$128,500
Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF)Life & Legacy Grants & PJL Grants$121,878
...and 29 more grants received totalling $1,050,297

Personnel at Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

Nancy B GreerPresident and Chief Executive Officer$231,316
Jean CallahanDirector of Finance$104,111
Andrew ChadickDirector of It Building Operations, and Community Security
Maxima PatashnikDirector of Government and Community Relations
Karen ParryDevelopment Director$106,876
...and 22 more key personnel

Financials for Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,086,094
Program services$253,591
Investment income and dividends$3,037,815
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-48,619
Net income from fundraising events$-34,435
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$713
Total revenues$11,295,159

Form 990s for Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-062022-07-11990View PDF
2020-062021-05-11990View PDF
2019-062020-11-18990View PDF
2018-062019-06-19990View PDF
2017-062018-11-15990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
February 3, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 22, 2022
Received grants
Identified 10 new grant, including a grant for $40,000 from Larry Benaroya Family Foundation
May 20, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
May 20, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
May 19, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsSocial advocacy organizationsCharities
Human servicesReligion
ReligiousJewishPolitical advocacyOperates donor advised fundsProvides grantsLobbyingFundraising eventsState / local levelEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsTax deductible donations
General information
2033 Sixth Ave No 810
Seattle, WA 98121
Metro area
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
King County, WA
Website URL
(206) 443-5400
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T01: Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations Alliances and Advocacy
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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