Funding Opportunities

Through our Annual Campaign and other fund raising efforts, The Associated provides resources to those affected by continuing economic stress. Our hope is to ensure our most vulnerable are never forgotten and to invest in a strong Jewish future with programs that engage the next generation in Jewish life. However, our needs still outstrip our ability to respond. In addition, the broader Baltimore community also has needs and faces challenges similar to our Jewish community.

By funding one or more of the needs on the list, you can make a difference.

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Klein at 410-369-9278 or

WINTER 2022 Funding Opportunities

1. Early Childhood Education Scholarships – $600

The Jewish Community Center’s Stoler Early Learning Center provides a nurturing preschool program with an integrated — Judaic and secular — curriculum and extended hours to meet the needs of working parents. Funding will underwrite financial assistance for a family that cannot afford the full fee for tuition.  Jewish Community Center

2. Emergency Financial and Food Assistance – $1,000

Facing significant increases in costs for housing, utilities, and food, a growing number of individuals and families in our community are turning to Jewish Community Services because they can no longer meet their day-to-day living expenses. Funding will help to provide short-term emergency financial and food assistance. Recipients are also connected to additional services and resources, including public benefits.  Jewish Community Services

3. Essential Hygiene Products – $1,000

Help combat period poverty – the lack of access to menstrual products, menstrual hygiene education, toilets and washing facilities and/or waste management – in the Jewish and Greater Baltimore communities. Dignity Grows was introduced in Baltimore by Associated Women in 2021. Funding of $1,000 provides the supplies needed for 100 filled totes distributed to organizations throughout the community.  The Associated

4. Fresh Produce for Shelters and Food Pantries – $600

Pearlstone Center’s sustainable farm grows a variety of nutritious vegetables and fruit.  Every year, at least 10% of the crops are donated to homeless shelters and food pantries in Baltimore. Funding will help to offset the cost of providing healthy fresh produce to families in need. Pearlstone

5. Home Repairs and Modifications for Low-Income Seniors – $750

CHAI’s Senior Home Repair program provides low-income seniors with home repairs and modifications that support their ability to remain safely in their homes as they age. Funds will underwrite safety modifications such as stair railings, bathroom safety chairs and bathroom grab bars. CHAI

6. Hunger and Winter Relief in Ukraine – $1,000

Impoverished seniors in Ukraine are struggling against hunger, debilitating illnesses, and isolation. Funding provides food and medicine, along with warm blankets, fleece-lined winter clothing, and wood or coal to help older adults stay warm through the harsh winter. JDC/The Associated

7. Safe Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence – $750

Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a significant increase in both CHANA’s call volume and the level of danger that many victims are experiencing. As a result, the number of nights of safe shelter provided by CHANA has increased by 111%. Funding will support three months of safe shelter by underwriting expenses for utilities at the CHANA safehouse. CHANA

8. School Supplies and Gifts for Children – $500

Jewish Community Services’ Toy Drive provides parents facing financial hardship with gift cards to purchase school supplies or holiday/birthday gifts for their children. Funding will help parents replenish school supplies or provide a new toy for Chanukah or a birthday. Jewish Community Services

9. Social Connections for Older Adults – $750

Northwest Neighbors Connecting and the Myerberg Center inspire healthy aging by offering in-person and virtual programs and classes that help adults stay active, engaged, and connected. Funding will underwrite financial assistance for older adults who can’t afford the fees, ensuring that cost is not a barrier to participation. CHAI

10. Transportation to CHANA Support Groups – $500

With living expenses increasing, CHANA is hearing from victims of abuse who want to attend support groups but cannot afford transportation. Funding will assist 2-3 CHANA clients with transportation to a 12-week support group. CHANA

11. Travel Scholarships for Israeli Teens – $550

HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir is a Jewish youth movement that engages diverse teens, using Jewish choral music as the vehicle to strengthen Jewish identity and promote connections between Israeli and American teens. Funding will underwrite need-based scholarships for teens in the Ashkelon chapter to travel to New York to sing with chapters from across the US and Israel and then spend time in Baltimore with their peers in the local chapter. Zamir Choral Foundation

12. Winter Care Packages for the Homeless – $500

Funding will purchase warm weather gear, toiletries and more to supplement community donations for 2,100 winter care packages for Baltimore’s homeless population. Volunteers will assemble the packages on Community Mitzvah Day. Macks Center for Jewish Connections

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