How Are My Donations Spent?
Jewish Federation’s Annual Community Campaign is the St. Louis Jewish community’s largest fundraising effort. Donations make it possible for Federation’s agencies, programs and services to provide services to engage both young families with children and young adults, support Jewish learning, educate and advocate for a strong Israel and safe Jewish world, recruit and train exceptional human resources and provide a safety net for vulnerable Jews around the world.
In order to meet these strategic priorities, Jewish Federation raises funds at face-to-face meetings, over the phone, at special events, through direct mail, e-philanthropy, e-blasts and on www.jewishinstlouis.org.
In good times and bad, Jewish Federation is the one place anyone can turn to for help. Each gift to Federation’s Annual Jewish Community Campaign goes where needs are greatest in St. Louis, Israel and around the world. Plus, in emergencies, our community relies upon Federation to respond quickly and efficiently to address humanitarian needs.
Hundreds of volunteers serve on Jewish Federation’s allocations committees and subcommittees. They evaluate needs and distribute charitable dollars to Federation’s family of agencies, programs and services. The process involves working with agencies to examine geographic and demographic shifts, identify where needs are greatest and make plans to address them efficiently and with little duplication of services.
More than half of the money raised in Federation’s Annual Community Campaign goes for core local needs to such agencies as the Jewish Community Center (JCC), Central Agency for Jewish Education (CAJE), Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS), Covenant House/CHAI Apartments, MERS/Missouri Goodwill, Inc., and the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center (HMLC), a department of Jewish Federation and to targeted programs and services.
Additional funds for local programs and services, national and international needs are raised through emergency campaigns; planned giving –lifetime gifts, deferred gifts, designated funds through the Jewish Community Foundation; supporting foundations, government grants and the United Way.
Here is an overview of some of Federation-supported agencies, programs and
Programs & Services for Kids, Teens, Young Adults
& Young Families
Federation agencies and programs improve the lives of our kids, teens, young adults and families with children through education, childcare, camps and cultural programs. Federation supports:
Jewish Learning for All Ages
Federation supports a lifetime of Jewish education. This includes:
Services for Vulnerable Jews (including senior services)
Jewish Federation Emergencies
Jewish Federation Recruits, Trains & Develops Top Human Resources