The Jewish Federation Annual Campaign is designed to strengthen and support our Jewish community from the ground up.

Groceries or utilities

One month of groceries or utilities for a needy family

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Ways To Give

Annual Campaign

According to Jewish tradition, the highest form of tzedakah or charity is giving to a central campaign or community fund or kupah.


Your charitable gift to your Jewish federation Endowment/Foundation is professionally and securely invested, along with hundreds of others, to build a safety net for the Jewish people.

Overseas Supplemental Giving

Aligning donor interests with the urgent needs of our global family to create a personal platform for tzedakah.

  • Endowment Fund of the Grand Rapids Jewish Community

    Our Jewish Community has grown steadily since Julius Houseman settled here in 1852. Within five years, he and those who followed him had established the first Jewish organization in Grand Rapids -- the Jewish Benevolent and Burial Society. Learn how you can help us to continue to grow, from generation to generation.

  • Jewish Grand Rapids Endowments

    Life cycle times, both happy and sad, are traditional times to make donations to Jewish causes. You can make a donation of $5 or more to the Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids in honor of or in memory of members of our community.

  • Smart Giving in Serious Times

    In these difficult times, when your personal resources seem stretched to their limits, allocating your charitable dollars to worthy causes is a serious responsibility: doing research, gauging accountability, determining merit, ensuring that your dollars make an impact. There is a simpler way.