The Foundation Grants $150,000 to Federation’s Ukraine Relief Fund

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, The Foundation recently granted $150,000 to The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ emergency relief fund to help those directly affected by this developing crisis. In partnership with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Agency for Israel, they are providing vital resources for the large vulnerable Jewish Ukrainian population during this time of need.

One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to relief efforts, specifically to:

  1. Provide urgent humanitarian aid and financial assistance to 40,000 poor Jewish elderly and families, delivering food, medicine, winter relief, and emergency assistance.
  2. Dispatch mobile medical units to get supplies where they are needed most.
  3. Transport people out of the conflict areas.
  4. Ensure that the homebound have their needs met through four field offices (Kyiv, Dnipro, Kharkov, and Odessa).
  5. Bolster security at Jewish institutions including JCCs in Kharkov, Odessa, Dnipro, Kyiv, Zaporozhe, and Lvov.

If you’d like to contribute, click here to log in to Donor Services Online and donate directly from a Donor Advised Fund. Direct the grant to “The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles,” and in the “Additional Information” section, write “to support Ukraine relief efforts.”

Here is a list of more resources our staff has compiled that we encourage you to share with others eager to help.

If you know of anyone who needs assistance in Ukraine or who is looking for information about making aliyah, the Jewish Agency for Israel has opened a toll-free hotline for Ukrainian Jews. From Ukraine, the number is 0800504603.