Introducing the Jewish Community Response and Impact Fund

To address the widespread disruption of Jewish communal life as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, several Jewish foundations, the Jewish Federations of North America, and the Nonprofit Finance Fund in April established The Jewish Community Response and Impact Fund (JCRIF). This new philanthropic collaboration aims to ensure Jewish education, engagement and leadership remain strong and even flourish at this pivotal time. It will provide more than $80 million in interest-free loans and grants.

JCRIF welcomes new funding partners. Current funders include: Aviv Foundation, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, The Diane and Guilford Glazer Philanthropies, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, Jim Joseph Foundation, Maimonides Fund, The Paul E. Singer Foundation and Wilf Family Foundation.

Watch this special briefing to learn more about how the program works and how you can get involved.


Lisa Eisen
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Felicia Herman
Executive Director of Natan
Manager of JCRIF’s grant program

Shira Hutt

Chief of Staff of JFNA 
Manager of JFCRIF’s loan program