Each year over 25 volunteers on the grants committee, representing a cross section of the community, review the programs and partners we support. Through careful analysis and discussion, decisions are made as to the best use of campaign dollars. Thanks to this process and the dedication of our volunteers, the community's dollars are hard at work each and every day.


Federation supports strategic partners, enabling them to offer the best services to educate our children, strengthen Jewish identity, provide for our seniors, enrich our community, and build a strong Jewish future in Memphis, Israel and worldwide.


Every day, because of your support, we have the privilege of helping Jews in Memphis, in Israel and around the world.


This year, more funds were allocated to youth engagement and educational programs than ever before -  programs that have a proven track record towards ensuring the Jewish future. Being aware of the growing and changing needs in our community and creating solutions to meet them is something in which we take great pride.

2016 Strategic Partners Receiving Grants



Local/Regional Agencies



Facing History and Ourselves

Jewish Children's Regional Service

Jewish Education Scholarships

Jewish Family Service at the MJCC

Memphis Jewish Community Center

Memphis Jewish Home and Rehab

Morris S. Fogelman Jewish Student Center at Hillel of Memphis

Plough Towers

Scheidt-Hohenberg Meals Program

Synagogue Youth Groups (MeFTY, NCSY, USY)

National/International Agencies


American Jewish Committee

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

American Jewish World Service

Anti-Defamation League

Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies


Ethiopian National Project


Hillel International

Jewish Community Centers Association

Jewish Council for Public Affairs

Jewish Federations of North America

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

National Conference Supporting Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States and Eurasia

The Jewish Agency for Israel

World ORT