OCT 10, 2010

By the end of 2010, although the economy slowly improved, all five communities that received Education Emergency grants still had extensive needs. The Foundation awards a $4,950,000 Jewish Education Challenge Grant to five Federations in Boston, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and the Greater Boston Area. They all met the challenge in two years.

Administered by the local Federations, the grants provide needsbased scholarships and tuition subsidies for Jewish children attending Jewish day and high schools, Jewish early childhood programs, and Jewish residential summer camps. A small oversight committee at each Federation ensures that funding helpsJewish families overcome the challenging economic times. At the end of the two-year grants, 6,123 children had received funding for Jewish engagement and education.