Staenberg Family Foundation awards 14 ‘Anything Grants’

Carol and Michael Staenberg. File photo

The Staenberg Family Foundation announced that 14 local Jewish organizations will be recipients of more than $56,000 though the Anything Grants, aimed at helping organizations raise funds for a variety of needs. 

“The Anything Grants help ensure that these organizations have the ability to address issues that are critical to their operations, such as building repairs, equipment and program development,” said Michael Staenberg, who started the foundation in 2005 with his wife, Carol, to ensure that the Jewish community and the greater St. Louis region flourishes. “We hope it will inspire others to invest in projects that will help our community thrive.”

The recipients of this year’s Staenberg Family Foundation Anything Grants include:

• Aish HaTorah of Greater St. Louis, Inc.: New heating unit

• Bais Abraham Congregation: Playground project


• Congregation Shaare Emeth: Open our Tent to All

• Congregation Temple Israel: Security training

• Crown Center for Senior Living: Vital Tech

• Friends of Israel Scouts, Inc.: Leadership training for 9th-12th grade Israel Scouts

• Jewish Community Relations Council: Communications and development redesign

• Jewish Family & Children’s Service: Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry parking lot

• Kol Rinah: Siddur Lev Shalem — A New Siddur for a New Generation

• Maryville University Hillel:  Website development and implementation

• New Mt. Sinai Cemetery: Access expansion project

• Nusach Hari B’nai Zion: Monument Sign

• Temple Emanuel: Telephone system replacement

• Yeshivat Kadimah High School: YKHS office buildout

 Each grant will be equal to 50 percent of the project budget; organizations are responsible for raising the remaining 50 percent from other sources. The Staenberg Family Foundation was founded in 2005 by Michael and Carol Staenberg to ensure that the Jewish community, as well as the greater St. Louis region, thrives and flourishes. The Staenberg Family Foundation is celebrating its 10th year with Jewish Federation of St. Louis.