About UJA

At UJA, we care for Jews everywhere and New Yorkers of all backgrounds, respond to crises close to home and far away, and shape our Jewish future.

As the world’s largest local philanthropy…

WE’VE GOT THE REACH

TO GET THINGS DONE.

We fund a network of hundreds of nonprofits and seed grassroots organizations that can work individually and together to respond to ongoing challenges and emerging issues. As the ultimate connector, we have the leverage and relationships to move quickly and effectively.

WE’RE NIMBLE

WHEN CRISES DON’T TAKE TURNS.

We’ve proven we can respond on multiple fronts simultaneously and at a moment’s notice. And though we can’t know what will strike next, we can be ready.

WE’RE A WIDE OPEN TENT

AND NEVER HAS THAT MATTERED MORE.

We offer a safe, welcoming communal space, an antidote to societal divisiveness and incivility. As a community convener, we bring together diverse Jewish voices around issues of common cause. We’re also striving every day to create a more inclusive and equitable Jewish community.

In FY 2021, UJA’S total grant expense was $181.0 million. This includes the rental value of property used by agencies without charge and is net of write-offs of prior year grants. Individual grants may be attributed to more than one focus area.

From March 2020 to December 2021, we allocated nearly $70 million in emergency Covid relief in a combination of grants and interest-free loans.

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