We respond quickly
Assisting Jewish individuals and families experiencing financial challenges by providing
Grants for Immediate & Pressing Financial needs
All inquiries are confidential
The Jewish Assistance Fund provides grants for necessities, including:
This is a grant with no repayment.
Grants are considered 1 time per year
Extenuating circumstances will be considered
We respond to all inquiries and meet with eligible
applicants weekly throughout the year By appointment
You are eligible if you:
Live in Western PA
You or someone in your household is Jewish
Experiencing financial challenges
Difficulty paying bills
Reach out to us and our Appointment Coordinator will contact you to discuss scheduling
Grantors meet with applicants weekly, by appointment.
Contact us and the JAF Appointment Coordinator will call to discuss
scheduling an appointment
"JAF is a story that so needs to be told. You have added quality and dignity to a senior's life and for that, we are all indeed appreciative. She feels special and doted upon. and this experience has indeed ignited her spirits. What a difference your kindness has made."
"The Jewish Assistance Fund is an invaluable resource in our community. They transform impossible circumstances to help people rise above unimaginable challenges. I have been honored to work closely with JAF during my tenure as Executive Director at the Aleph Institute, and I look forward to continuous connection and collaboration."
"This is just a note to thank the Jewish Assistance fund for getting me my hearing aide. I will always remember your mitzvahs and I appreciate it so much."
"I can't thank you enough for your help as I begin to get back on my feet due to your generosity!"
"We have had many situations in which clients have received eviction notices and utility stop notices. When they received a check from JAF they thanked us, and many in tears said they did not know what would have happened to them without our help."
"Words are difficult to find, but please accept our gratitude for your attentiveness, sensitivity and incredible generosity. With your help we are able to begin the dental work that is most desperately needed. Financial Assistance Recipient"
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your most generous grant. Although I am able to work part-time, my hours are limited due to my chronic illness. Therefore, your grant to me is most needed and most appreciated. "
"I just wanted to send a note thanking everyone at JAF for your kindness and understanding of my needs. The grant I received was used for medical bills and payoffs on past due debts. Thank you so much. I am so grateful that you are providing help for Jews in need."