JBFCS is extremely proud to be one of more than 100 beneficiary agencies in the UJA-Federation of New York network. This means that we stand amongst other human-service agencies, camps, community center, medical and geriatric centers, educational organizations, and local community councils..
We receive a large sustaining ‘block grant’ from UJA Federation of New York – and we receive targeted financial support for specific initiatives. Some of those initiatives include the following:
- Day Camp Scholarships for Needy Children
- Connect 2 Care
- Partners in Caring, specifically our ‘Building Bridges’ project and for the Elderly
- The Shira Ruskay Center, specifically for our End of Life Regional Care Center and for Enhancing Palliative Care
- Subsidy for the treatment of depression at our network of MBCS Counseling Centers
- Bikkur Cholim Conferences
- JACS [Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons, and Significant Others]
- NYA/Arab-American Leadership Project
- New York Times Neediest Cases Direct Assistance Grant
- Direct Relief to Clients
- Partners in Caring in Jewish Day Schools and Yeshivas Project
- Mental Health GPS
- Mental Health GPS - Brooklyn
- Geller House HVAC Replacement
In the past few years, a UJA –Federation Capacity Building grant allowed us to engage a consultant to work with a steering committee of trustees – in order to examine and make recommendations concerning our Divisional Boards.
UJA-Federation also provides educational symposiums for our trustees and staff and a whole host of subjects. These serve to strengthen our governance and increase our ability to network with other agencies facing similar challenges.
We are enormously strengthened by being part of the UJA-Federation Network.