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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-11-29

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Jewish Fund
Announces New
Grant Awards

Craig Fahl


t its Nov. 8 board meeting, the Jewish Fund approved a total of
$1,051,754 in grant awards, including $441,921 for continuation of
multi-year grants and $609,833 in new grants. The Jewish Fund was
established in 1997 from the sale proceeds of Sinai Hospital to the Detroit Medical
Center. This is the second grant cycle of the year.
The board also elected Dr. Richard Krugel of Bloomfield Hills as its chair-
man and re-elected Karen Sosnick Schoenberg as its vice chair, for terms
beginning in January 2013. Newly elected board members are Dr. Renee
Handelsman of Bloomfield Hills and Beverly Liss of Birmingham.
The following new grants were approved:
• Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit: $260,000 for a one-
year grant to build an accessible multi-generational playground on the Taubman
campus in Oak Park
• Jewish Senior Life: $85,500 for the first year of a three-year $187,320 grant to
create a "village" model of community support benefiting Jewish older adults with
the goal of aging in place.
• JVS: $60,000 for the first year of a two-year $120,000 grant to subsidize pro-
gram fees for low- income Jewish adults to learn computer skills for the purpose
of enhancing their employment potential.
• St. Joseph Mercy Oakland: $40,000 for the first year of a three-year $100,000
grant to provide access to dental services to uninsured individuals while also pro-
viding an opportunity for recent dental graduates to gain experience in hospital-
based dental care.
• Michigan League for Human Services: $20,000 grant for one year to sup-
port operations of its public policy and advocacy activities. An additional one-year
request may be considered, pending satisfactory review of the progress and con-
tinued need for additional support.
• The Guidance Center: $45,000 for one year to support the costs of establish-
ing and maintaining forensic medical examinations for children in Wayne County
who have been sexually abused, by supporting the space rental costs and equip-
ment purchases.

Continuation Multi Year Grants
• Jewish Family Service: $30,420 for the second year of a three-year $82,400
grant for Project Build!, a program to help older adults, people with disabilities,
and low-income individuals and families to remain living independently in safe,
functional and barrier-free homes.
• Jewish Senior Life: $51,501 for the fifth year of a five-year $521,000 grant to
facilitate the merger of Jewish Apartments & Services and Jewish Home & Aging
Services and to assist with the start-up of a new lead agency in the Jewish com-
• Jewish Senior Life: $150,000 for the second year of a three-year $450,000
grant to provide rental subsidies for low-income seniors.
• Karmanos Cancer Center: $60,000 for the second year of a three-year
$150,000 grant to develop the health knowledge and cancer screenings among
Orthodox Jewish women.
• Alternatives for Girls: $50,000 for the second year of a three-year $150,000
grant to expand the agency's walk-in and phone-line services into a comprehen-
sive suite of on-site crisis and health programming for high-risk girls and women.
• Children's Trust Fund of Southeast Michigan: $49,333 for the second year of
a three-year $148,000 grant to help prevent the deaths and side effects of Shaken
Baby Syndrome in infants by educating parents of newborns on how to deal with
the normal crying of an infant.
• Forgotten Harvest: $50,000 for the second year of a two-year $100,000 grant
to increase the distribution of fresh, healthy food from 19.4 million pounds in
2010 to 36 million pounds by 2013 in order to meet the escalating need for emer-
gency food throughout Metro Detroit.
• Henry Ford Health System: $50,000 for the third year of a three-year
$150,000 grant to address vision problems and promote the maintenance of
healthy eyes as early as possible through the school-based and community health
vision program. ❑

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