About UJA

We’re the largest local philanthropy in the world, and we make it easy to get involved in the causes you care about. We’re your connection to the New York Jewish community. And the impact you want to have on the world.

Why UJA?


We’ve Got Reach.

We work together with hundreds of nonprofits so we can take on multiple issues efficiently and effectively.

We’re Nimble.

We mobilize at a moment’s notice when disaster strikes.

We’re Diverse.

Our tent is wide open to all. We believe that when Jews of all backgrounds come together, we’re at our strongest.

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.

As a UJA Young Leader, you help make all this possible.

Want to learn more about UJA’s work and impact? Visit www.ujafedny.org

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