Women’s Auxiliary Foundation for Jewish Aged accepting grant applications; deadline March 14

Women’s Auxiliary Foundation for Jewish Aged, the newest supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, is focused on providing financial support for programs and organizations that ensure the dignity and honor of Jewish elderly in St. Louis. Applications for the foundation’s second funding cycle are being accepted now through March 14. St. Louis area nonprofits with a mission and priority of Jewish elderly in the community at-large are encouraged to apply. To download the application, visit JFedSTL.org/About-Us/Womens-Auxiliary-Foundation.

Last year, six organizations received grants, in addition to a group of local congregations for a collaborative effort to create gift bags for elderly congregants. For Purim, Women’s Philanthropy and members of the community will make gift bags with these funds for Congregation B’nai Amoona, Central Reform Congregation and Temple Emanuel to distribute to their elderly members. This will alleviate feelings of isolation and make elderly members feel more connected to their congregation and the Jewish community.

To learn more, visit JFedSTL.org/About-Us/Womens-Auxiliary-Foundation or contact Mindee Fredman at [email protected] or 314-442-3734.