Since the earliest days of the pandemic, Keshet has been fortunate to receive COVID emergency funding and relief grants from local and national foundations. These community partners have been instrumental in allowing Keshet to continue to offer programs, keep staff employed, enhance technology, purchase PPE, and engage in strategic planning and development.
We are comforted, encouraged and humbled by the outpouring of generosity and support from these foundations, many of which have provided multiple grants:
Highland Park Community Foundation
Jack and Goldie Wolfe Miller Fund, a fund of the Jack Miller Family Foundation
Jewish United Fund
JUF Technical Assistance Collaborative, a partnership of local foundations, JUF and Boardified
Julian Grace Foundation
...and two additional foundations choosing to remain anonymous
Keshet is one of the local organizations that has benefited from JUF’s Technical Assistance Collaborative, which is a joint project of JUF, Boardified, Crown Family Philanthropies, Jack Miller Family Foundation, Walder Foundation and an anonymous funder. This project has provided Keshet with expert guidance and coaching. This unique opportunity was featured in a Forward article in August. The article features Keshet's participation.
Additionally, Keshet received funds from JUF’s COVID-19 Initiative to provide direct relief to families in need in our community. To date, we have assisted five families that have experienced significant life changes because of the pandemic by providing funds for food, medical care and rent. If you are or know of a family in need that is also affected by disability, please contact Jessie Draper, Keshet Social Worker, for more information. Any information shared with Jessie will be kept confidential.