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The Detroit Jewish News, 2014-01-16

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Jewish Fund Approves $703,000 In Grants


t its Nov. 5 board meeting, the Jewish Fund approved a total of $703,163 in
grant awards, including $350,973 for continuation of multi-year grants and
$352,190 in new grants. The board also re-elected Dr. Richard Krugel of
Bloomfield Hills as its chairman and re-elected Karen Sosnick Schoenberg as its vice-
chair, for terms beginning in January 2014. Newly elected board members are Jeffrey
Davidson of Birmingham, Ronald Klein of Bloomfield Hills and Michael Tyson of

$52,440 for the first year of a three-year,
$158,630 grant to improve access to qual-
ity healthcare for LGBT people through
cultural competency trainings for nurses.

Detroit Central City
Community Mental Health
$60,000 for the first year of a three-year,
$180,000 grant to support the operations of
a new integrated health center.

Friendship Circle
$40,000 for the first year of a three-year,
$120,000 grant to develop a satellite pro-
gram in Oak Park.

Jewish Community Center of
Metropolitan Detroit
$50,750 for the first year of a three- year,
$187,260 grant to hire a community music
therapist to be shared amongst three Jewish
communal agencies.

Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit
$51,000 for the first year of a three-year,
$186,000 grant to expand services to
students with special needs in the area's
Jewish day schools.

Southeastern Michigan Health
Association for CLEARCorps
$80,000 for the first year of a two-year,
$150,000 grant to pilot Healthy Homes +
Asthma, designed to reduce asthma and
prevent lead poisoning in preschool-age
children in Detroit.

Alternatives for Girls
$50,000 for the third year of a three-year,
$150,000 grant to expand the agency's
walk-in and phone-line services into a
comprehensive suite of on-site crisis and
health programming for high-risk girls
and women.


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At its annual meeting held immediately following the board meeting, the annual
Robert Sosnick Award of Excellence was presented to Fair Food Network for its Double-
Up Food Bucks program. President and CEO Oran Hesterman accepted the award on
behalf of the organization.
The following grants were approved:

Children's Trust Fund
of Southeast Michigan
$49,333 for the third 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 new-
borns on how to deal with the normal cry-
ing of an infant.

Jewish Family Service
$29,500 for the third year of a three-year,
$82,400 grant for Project Build, a program
to help older adults, people with disabili-
ties, and low-income individuals and fami-
lies to remain living independently in safe,
functional and barrier-free homes.

Jewish Senior Life
$57,140 for the second 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.

$60,000 for the second year of a two-
year, $120,000 grant to subsidize
program fees for low-income Jewish
adults to learn computer skills for the
purpose of enhancing their employment

Karmanos Cancer Center
$60,000 for the third year of a three-
year, $150,000 grant to develop the
health knowledge and cancer screenings
among Orthodox Jewish women.

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
$40,000 for the second year of a three-
year, $100,000 grant to provide access to
dental services to uninsured individuals
while also providing an opportunity for
recent dental graduates to gain experi-
ence in hospital-based dental care.

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