Targeted Overseas Grants

Targeted Overseas Impact Grants

After raising millions of dollars each year, the Federation evaluates both grant applications and the Jewish community's most pressing needs and award grants to the programs that can most effectively meet the critical priorities of the local and global Jewish community.

Targeted Overseas grants fund high impact programs, preferably with long term affects in Israel and Europe, that make a difference for vulnerable populations with unmet critical needs, such as food, medical care, mental health support, crisis management and basic education. 

Each year the overseas allocation committee, together with staff develops funding criteria for our overseas partners to consider. Once applications are received and after careful deliberation the committee assess with where our funding will make the most impact. 

More details regarding the application process will be available sometime in the Spring of 2017.

In the meantime, for questions, contact Dan Rozett by phone 732.588.1800 or email.


Why the Federation’s work overseas is critical

•    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.
•    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.
•    Over 180,000 impoverished Jewish elderly live in the Former Soviet Union.


General Priorities
•    Addressing basic needs in Israel and around the world.
•    Providing security and emergency services for vulnerable Jewish populations 
•    Building connections between Diaspora and Israeli Jews

Supporting Israel & Overseas


The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey is dedicated to continually strengthen Israel so that every Jewish generation, both present and future, can celebrate and enjoy a vibrant Jewish homeland. Additionally, we reach out to the most vulnerable Jews in Israel and overseas to help meet their basic needs and to let them know they are not alone. 

2017 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 (JAFI)
•    Jewish Community Centers of North America
•    Jewish Federations of North America
•    Weizmann Institute of Science

•    Amit Shikum 
•    Crossroads
•    Eden Association
•    Ethiopian National Project (ENP)
•    Gesher el Noar
•    Israel National Council for the Child (INCC)
•    Kedma
•    Keren Gimmel       
•    Reut Sderot
•    Shutaf
•    Tahel
•    ZAKA


•    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