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Jewish Federations evolved from the early kupahs - funds established by Jewish communities to care for the vulnerable. Today the community, itself, is also vulnerable. The Federation has broadened its role to not only care for those in need but make sure there always will be a Jewish community to share in collective responsibilities, ideals, and joys -- a community thriving together.


Among the many ways the Federation supports community and individuals is providing grants and other funding for critical needs.


Grants for agency, organization, and synagogue programs are the primary way the Federation funds solutions to the needs of vulnerable individuals and the needs of the community. 


Secondarily, grants, loans, scholarships, and programs for individuals and families provide targeted support for people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests as part of a thriving community.

Local grants...
Major funding of $3,000 or more supporting programs and services addressing individual and communal needs in the heart of NJ's Monmouth and Middlesex counties MORE


Targeted overseas grants...
Major funding of $3,000 or more supporting programs and services addressing individual and communal needs in Israel, Europe, South America, and beyond. MORE


Opportunity grants...
Seed funding up to $3,000 to support the start-up of innovative, new programs making the Jewish community in the heart of NJ more accessible and vibrant MORE


Special leveraged grants...
Major funding to fill unmet needs of the collective Jewish community and the institutions that form its backbone. The Federation and its partners assess gaps in communal resources then identify or conceive strategic solutions funded by these grants. For more information, contact Laura Safran by phone 732.588.1800 or email



Hebrew Free Loans
​Interest-free, micro-finance loans to assist Jewish residents of Monmouth and Middlesex counties facing challenging financial needs MORE


Kosher Meals on Wheels
Jewish Family Service of Middlesex County. Up to 2 meals/day
delivered to 175 seniors and the homebound by 160 community volunteers; clients are reassessed every 6 months to see if they might benefit from additional services.


Bereavement Groups
If you or someone you know is in need of bereavement support, contact:

  • in Greater Middlesex County: 732.588.1800
  • in Monmouth County: 732.774.6886.

Need-Based Camp Scholarships
Enabling as many young people as possible to have joyful, immersive Jewish experiences proven to strengthen Jewish identity and involvement later in life APPLY


Incentive Grants for Jewish Camp 
Immersive Jewish experiences strengthen Jewish identity and involvement later in life. Getting kids to experience Israel and Jewish camp at an early age is an investment in our future.

Teen Travel to Israel  
Getting teens to experience Israel at an early age is an investment in our future. $1,000 needs-blind grants enable 9th-12th graders from Middlesex and Monmouth counties to travel to Israel on organized trips.


Camp Scholarships for Children with Special Needs
Financial aid for young people through age 21, who have special needs, to attend summer camp in a welcoming Jewish setting tailored to their needs ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA | APPLICATION


Teen Advocacy Scholarship
The Senator Laurence and Edith Weiss Jewish Activism Grant provides a full scholarship to a rising 10th grade student to attend BBYO's IMPACT: DC conference inspiring, educating, and empowering young people to excel in community activism, leadership, and service.​ MORE


Grant for Science or Engineering Study in Israel 
The Douglas J.B. Stahl Fund for Learning awards a competitive grant of $2,500 to a student embarking on research or obtaining a graduate degree at an accredited school in Israel MORE


Award for Jewish Educators
The Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education, with its prize grant of $2,000, recognizes innovative educators who make a lasting impact on the lives of Jewish children. MORE