Our Impact

For 110 years the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies has partnered with our donors and our community to repair the world with loving kindness from generation to generation providing charity and justice.

Through the generosity of our donors, entrusted to our care, the impact of the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies continued to be felt throughout the world in 2019.

Over 1,100 local, national, and international charitable organizations received support totaling over $9 million in grants.

We provided academic scholarships and loans for our WNY Jewish students, scholarships for study in Israel, grants to Jewish families unable to afford a proper burial for their dearly departed, grants to help individuals and families experiencing hardships and much more.  The compassion of our donors has made a difference.

Thousands Served

Local Jewish Agencies Served

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29
Local Jewish Agencies Served

Grants to Local Charities

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$4.2 Million
Grants to Local Charities

Grants to Jewish Charities

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$3.5 Million
Grants to Jewish Charities

Charitable Organizations Supported

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1100
Charitable Organizations Supported

On Monday, December 6, the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies held it’s 111th Annual Meeting in a joint program with the Buffalo Jewish Federation’s 118th Annual Meeting.  The evening featured:

  • LIFE & LEGACY® Video Showcase
  • Emerging Leadership Award Recipients: Merredith Levin & Ezra Rich
  • Foundation Endowment Leadership Award Recipient: David Feuerstein
  • Business Meetings

The event was live-streamed to viewers at home.  Please enjoy our 50 minute program!

The Foundation will be publishing the Annual Impact Report and once completed you will be able to read it here.

The Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies would be honored to assist you and your family in preserving your legacy.

Irving H. Levy, Executive Director
(716) 204-1139 •  716-390-9653 •  Irv@jewishphilanthropies.org

Lorne Steinhart, Senior Manager of Client Relations
(716) 204-1135 • Lorne@jewishphilanthropies.org