The Foundation supports organizations that seek to maintain and enhance the core programs of the Jewish community, primarily in the Greater Washington area. The Foundation also supports local and national Jewish social justice organizations that mobilize philanthropic investments and hands-on volunteer support to help alleviate poverty in the District of Columbia and the United States.
See below for current Jewish Programs grantees.
Founded in 1906, the American Jewish Committee seeks to protect the rights of Jews throughout the world; combats anti-Semitism and bigotry; works for the security of Israel; enhances human rights, democratic pluralism and inter-group understanding; and promotes the creative vitality of the Jewish people.
The Center for Israel Studies exists to present the creative and intellectual contributions of modern Israel in the arts, sciences, social sciences and humanities.
AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps engages young people to live out and deepen their commitments to social change and Jewish life through a year of full-time work at anti-poverty organizations in Washington, DC.
Bend the Arc's mission is to deeply engage Jews in sustained action that manifests our tradition of working to heal and repair the world, and to create a powerful, widely recognized Jewish voice championing equality and justice for disenfranchised residents of our nation.
Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp is a co-ed, Jewish sleep away camp for children ages 7-16.
The Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum houses the Washington Jewish community’s archives, a collection that archives local Jewry from the 1850s to today.
The Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (EDCJCC) engages individuals and families through its cultural, recreational, educational, and social justice programs by welcoming people of all backgrounds to connect, learn, serve and be entertained together.
The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington is the public affairs and community relations arm of the Jewish Federation and 210 regional constituent organizations.
The mission of the Jewish Federation of Collier County is to assure the building and strengthening of the Jewish community locally, nationally, overseas, and in Israel, in accordance with Jewish values.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington develops financial and human resources, as well as programmatic initiatives and partnerships, all geared toward building and maintaining a strong Jewish community locally and worldwide.
Based on a shared vision, the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, animated by Jewish tradition and values, makes social justice a core expression of Jewish life, while advancing social justice issues in the broader society.
Jews United for Justice leads Washington-area Jews to act on their shared Jewish values by pursuing justice and equality in their local community.
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC) represents the values of the largest and most diverse Jewish Movement in North America. The RAC mobilizes around federal, state, and local legislation; supports and develops congregational leaders; and organizes communities to create a world overflowing with justice, compassion, and peace.
Sixth & I is a non-denominational, non-membership, non-traditional synagogue that aims to reinvigorate connections to Judaism by offering outstanding programming and dialogue opportunities that speak to personal, spiritual, and social interests.
The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies is dedicated to the study of Israel in all its variety, but also to presenting political, cultural and general interest programs featuring Israel and its place in the Middle East.