The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston is the leader in mobilizing the community response to the local and global needs of the Jewish people. Our mission is to preserve and enrich Jewish communal life through innovative and visionary leadership that is responsive and responsible to Jewish communities locally, nationally, in Israel and around the world.
We fund programs that strengthen our people, advocate on behalf of our shared values, and educate every generation to ensure our traditions endure. By supporting our community at all levels, the Federation enhances Jewish continuity and sustains each of us.
Through the support of our generous donors, the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston (JFGH) is pleased to offer funding to support organizations and programs that serve the Jewish community of Houston, Israel and around the world.
Grants are available via three funds:
Fund for Local Basic Needs
This fund supports the direct and indirect cost of delivering basic needs to the Jewish Community of Greater Houston. Eligible organizations provide vital services to all age groups and are an intrinsic part of community life.
Fund for the Jewish Future
The Fund for the Jewish Future awards grants to programs and agencies that support major community strategic goals that have a direct effect on Houston area Jews, ages birth through young adult, including parents with young children. This fund also supports our local Jewish Day Schools.
Fund for Israel and Overseas
This fund supports organizations and programs that works to strengthen the State of Israel and the global Jewish community, promote Jewish identity and people hood, serve populations at risk or basic human needs.