Targeted Overseas Grants



2018-2019 Targeted Overseas Impact Grants


The mission of The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey is to strengthen the Jewish community in Greater Middlesex and Monmouth Counties, the United States, Israel and the world.  With that goal in mind, our overseas grant process is an extension of our mission. We see the process as an opportunity to support programs that will enrich the global Jewish community and improve the lives of all members of our global Jewish family.


Israel-based non-profits with an organizational budget of $2,500,000 or less, AND with a program budget of $500,000 or less can request up to $30,000 per program as long as any of the following criteria is met.


  • Youth at Risk up to the age of 18, suffering from mental health issues or drug abuse or family issues such as estranged parents, economic hardships, and parental abuse. 


  • Basic needs for seniors, who live near or below the poverty line, (as defined by the State of Israel*). First priority will be given to Holocaust survivors and second priority to immigrants. 


  • Programs that assist with entering or re-entering the job market, such as vocational training, providing skill sets, or providing education to enable more opportunities in the workforce.


*Poverty line: broadly defined as any person whose income is around NIS 3,260 ($920) or less; for a couple, earning less than NIS 5,216 ($1,480); and for a family of five, less than NIS 10,000 ($2,800). Those living slightly above this limit will be considered.


Please submit the online application in English by July 19th, 2018



For questions, contact Dan Rozett by phone 732.588.1800 or email.


Why the Federation’s work overseas is critical


  • Israel’s long-term economic growth is not sustainable and the country has the highest poverty rates among its OECD counterparts. The poverty rate among children is 30.3 percent.
  • Nearly 350,000 children in Israel – one in six youngsters – are at risk of neglect and/or physical, emotional or sexual abuse, according to the Jewish Federations of North America.
  • Each Jewish age group is less invested in Israel than its elders, suggesting we are in the midst of a long-term and ongoing decline in Israel attachment.
  • Over 180,000 impoverished Jewish elderly live in the Former Soviet Union.

Supporting Israel & Overseas


The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey strengthens the Jewish people and helps the most vulnerable members of our extended Jewish family whenever and wherever they are in need.  That is why a portion of our philanthropic support goes to helping Jews at risk or in need of help around the world. 

2018 Overseas Grant Recipients

•    American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
•    Association of Reform Zionists of America
•    Birthright Israel
•    Council of Oriental & Sephardic Communities
•    Israel Arts & Sciences
•    Jewish Agency for Israel
•    Jewish Community Centers of North America
•    Jewish Federations of North America
•    Weizmann Institute of 


Amit Shikum

ATID - The Israel Down Syndrome Organiza

Dror Israel 

ELI: Israel Association for Child Protection

Eretz-Ir (formerly Tor HaMidbar)

Ethiopian National Project (ENP)


Kedma  for Social and Educational Equal

Keren Gimmel

Machshava Tova

Noar  Connecting Youth & Families

Reut Sderot Association

Shutaf Inclusion Programs

Tahel-Crisis Center for Religious Women

Warm Home for Every Soldier



Gesher El Hanoar (The Bridge for Youth

ZAKA - Search and Rescue


•    American Friends of Magen David Adom
•    Herzog Hospital
•    Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma
•    Israel Humanitarian Foundation
•    Jerusalem Shelter for Battered Women
•    Reuth Hospital