JDC is able to carry out our mission to help Jews in need globally thanks to the generous support of funders from North America and across the world. JDC is humbled by the loyal philanthropic commitment of the individuals, foundations and communities who make our work possible.

JDC is deeply grateful to the following foundations, federations, and funders who contributed $3 million or more to our global efforts in 2016.

The Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago

The Jewish United Fund (JUF) is focused on helping people in need, rescuing people in danger, and keeping Jewish life strong. Its core support for JDC’s work across the world strongly reflects this mission.

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference)

The mission of the Claims Conference over its history has always been to secure what it considers a small measure of justice for Jewish victims of Nazi persecution.

The Claims Conference’s partnership with JDC ensures that over 70,000 Nazi victims — impoverished elderly Jews — in the former Soviet Union and Eastern European countries receive essential humanitarian assistance and social services.

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ)

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews' "Food and Medicine Lifeline" is a milestone $52 million commitment (over four years) to ensure that impoverished elderly Jews including Holocaust survivors in the former Soviet Union receive the critical food and medicine they need to survive. With JDC as its operational partner, the Lifeline critically expands the Fellowship's stalwart commitment to relieve the suffering and uphold the dignity of the world's poorest elderly Jews.

The Jewish Federations of North America

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) represents 153 Jewish Federations and over 300 Network communities. Through their historic funding partnership with JDC, JFNA and the Jewish Federations fulfill their mission of answering critical needs of the Jewish people in Israel and around the world, providing basic human services and creating connections that help sustain and offer hope to the most vulnerable of our people.

UJA-Federation of New York

The world’s largest local philanthropy, UJA-Federation of New York cares for Jews everywhere and for New Yorkers of all backgrounds, connects people to their Jewish communities, and responds to crises — in New York, in Israel, and around the world. UJA-Federation provides JDC with core funding as well as designated support for an array of programs across the Jewish world: Helping at-risk children, elderly, young adults, Arab-Israelis, Ethiopian-Israelis and Haredim in Israel, as well as working to strengthen Israel’s lay leadership and civil society and promote diversity hiring; caring for poor elderly across the FSU; revitalizing Jewish life in Moscow; and other efforts in Europe and Ethiopia.

Jim Joseph Foundation

By investing in promising Jewish education grant initiatives, the Jim Joseph Foundation seeks to foster compelling, effective Jewish learning experiences for young Jews in the United States. Established in 2006, the Jim Joseph Foundation has awarded more than $340 million in grants to engage, educate, and inspire young Jewish minds to discover the joy of living vibrant Jewish lives.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc partners with JDC to fulfill its sole purpose of assisting low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, across the Jewish world — including Israel, the former Soviet Union and Argentina.

The Wohl Legacy

The Wohl Legacy is a group of three charitable foundations established by the late Maurice and Vivienne Wohl, which now continues their legacy of support for medical science, welfare and education in the UK, Israel, Central and Eastern Europe, the Former Soviet Union and other Jewish populations in need around the world. Historically the trustees have also given consideration to projects in the arts and humanities. Among these legacy foundations, the Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Charitable Foundation was established in 1998 to benefit the Jewish people in Israel, the FSU and other areas of the world in which there are Jews in need. In accordance with the priorities established by Maurice and Vivienne Wohl, the Foundation’s focus includes not only the advancement of the medical sciences but also general and vocational education as well as social and community welfare. In some of these areas the trustees are operating in close partnership with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Inc (JDC).

World Jewish Relief (WJR)

Inspired by Jewish values, WJR’s mission is to transform the lives of primarily, but not exclusively, vulnerable Jewish people and their communities by reducing poverty and enabling lasting, sustainable change. Additionally, at times of major international disaster, WJR leads UK Jewry’s response to those affected, irrespective of their race, religion or ethnicity.

JDC is indebted to each and every Federation, foundation, and individual donor whose gifts fuel our mission. For more details, please see the listing from our latest annual report.