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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Federated Giving Programs, Philanthropy

Mission: JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SEATTLE WORKS TO ENSURE A VIBRANT JEWISH COMMUNITY THAT IS COMMECTED LOCALLY, IN ISRAEL AND WORLDWIDE. WE RAISE FUNDS FOR A WIDE ARRAY OF VITAL NEEDS IN THE JEWISH COMMUNITY. WE CONNECT PEOPLE TO JEWISH OPPORTUNITIES, ISRAEL AND EACH OTHER-IN PERSON, ONLINE AND IN PRINT. WE CONVENE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND LEADERS TO CAPITALIZE ON OUR DIVERSITY AND BUILD FOR THE FUTURE.

Geographic areas served: Greater Seattle and Puget Sound area

Programs: The jewish federation of greater seattle works to ensure a vibrant jewish community that is connected locally, in israel and worldwide. Through funds raised from its annual community campaign and its endowment and related funds, the jewish federation supports initiatives and innovation that meet the ever-changing needs of our local jewish community. Our grants are focused on four impact areas: 1) helping our local community in need, 2) strengthening global jewry, 3) experiencing judaism: birth to grade 12, and 4) building jewish community: post grade 12.

the seattle jewish community endowment fund supports our donors and their desire to have a long-term impact on the community. We aim to support the long-term well-being and success of our community by providing an array of strategic giving opportunities to best meet donor needs and interests. We also work with other local, jewish agencies to help bolster their success and long-term planning. Under the governance of an investment committee, we work with a professional investment manager to invest our endowment fund and ensure solid returns for our funds. We make grants from these funds to meet emergency needs, fund innovative projects, and provide ongoing support to organizations and programs here in seattle and around the world.

the jewish federation of greater seattle oversees community planning and fund allocations; provides outreach programming; works with the government on behalf of social service agencies; enhances interpersonal relationships between seattle and israel through the tips partnership; and provides community security through safe washington. We provide services in the field of education as a central resource for professional development for teachers and administrators in congregational supplementary schools, early childhood centers, and day schools.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The organizations new method of allocating funds to local organizations is outstanding.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

An organization with a professional staff and volunteers totaly dedicated. Creative and forward looking. Excellent at leading to community.Great conveener. This organization has a wonderful "heart" and the outstanding ability to serve.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle makes giving effectively straightforward. With strong financial stewardship and a constant pulse on the community, I know giving through the Jewish Federation ensures my giving will be distributed throughout the Jewish community in ways that positively impacts the most people. With so many needs and so many worthy causes, the Jewish Federation is an efficient clearinghouse for living generously.

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Donor

Rating: 5

JF is passionate, effective and efficient. They employ a team of experienced and compassionate people who do the good work. They are making a huge difference for good in our community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

The Federation is going out of its way to bring younger Seattle Jews into the mix, investigating social networking and new media as part of the solution. My volunteer work with the organization, though limited thus far, has been enjoyable and meaningful, and I hope to do more in the future, as time permits.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle has an open attitude and unifying approach. They reach nearly every jew in the Seattle area through their support of individual organizations within the region. The staff and volunteers are committed to a transparent and efficient process and always put the needs of the community above all else.

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Board Member

Rating: 4

I have noted a big change in the direction and mission of the Seattle Jewish Federation in the last 2-3 years, very much for the positive. It is becoming more of a resource center for the jewish community and a coordinator for such things as early childhood education and community cohesiveness. IT is losing that "only a fundraising organization" reputation and is much more positively viewed by the Seattle Jewish Community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Superb group of dedicated, caring, and creative people who serve the Jewish population of Seattle and the world at large. Very committed to strategic planning with other Jewish organizations and convening community groups to serve the needs of Jewish Seattle.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jewish Federation is an amazing organization that provides so many resources for Jewish families in our region. I know many families who, without Federation's help, would not have been able to send their children to camp or to Israel. I myself received an Israel scholarship and am incredibly grateful for the Federation's generosity and amazing philanthropy.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

When I moved to Seattle, the Jewish Federation was the first place that I went to. I called, received a welcome packet and got plugged in-- not just with the Federation and their ongoing programs but other Jewish agencies in the area.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with this organization has been very satisfying as a volunteer and as a donor. I feel fulfilled that I am making a difference in my Jewish Community through my involvement with the Jewish Federation.