The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh announced that it will provide $13.75 million to agencies and programs in Pittsburgh and in Jewish communities around the world.
The announcement came following the July 12 approval of the allocations by the Federation’s board of directors.
The funding will support “human services, day schools, programs in Israel and other community-building organizations,” according to a Federation press release. The funds come from the Federation’s Community Campaign and a $900,000 local human services block grant from the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.
Additionally, “the Federation distributes millions in dollars from the Jewish Community Foundation, supplemental donor gifts, government grants and other special campaigns — including an Emergency Relief Campaign for Ukraine,” the press release stated.
A record $13.85 million was raised by the Community Campaign as of July 8, representing more than $500,000 ahead of what was raised last year by this time.
“The generosity of the community has already made this year’s Community Campaign the most successful ever,” David D. Sufrin, Federation’s board chair, said in a prepared statement. “The Community Campaign will benefit this year and next from the Federation’s recent MEGA MISSION to Israel, the first in 10 years. Nearly 240 community members visited Israel for nine days in June to bond with other Jewish families, experience Israeli culture and witness Federation’s impact in Israel.”
“This year’s MEGA MISSION gave many of us the opportunity to experience firsthand how this support has touched lives outside of our local community,” Jeffrey H. Finkelstein, president and CEO of the Federation, said in a prepared statement. “The impact, thanks to our donors, has been positively remarkable.” PJC