Photo Courtesy of United Hatzalah of Israel

October 9, 2023

A Partial List of Organizations Addressing the Crisis in Israel (UPDATED)

Dear FJC Community,

A number of you have reached out to FJC staff asking about how their grantmaking can best respond to the crisis in Israel.  We wish to emphasize that this crisis is only a few days old, and the situation will almost certainly evolve in ways we cannot imagine.

Nevertheless, we want to be responsive to donors that want to act immediately.  What follows is merely a partial list of nonprofit organizations that our staff have identified as having capacity and local presence.

Please note, FJC will make expedited grant disbursements to these organizations; they have been pre-vetted by our Board of Directors and are already set up for e-payment.  In most cases FJC will be able to disburse funds to these organizations within 24 hours of your recommendation.

Simply go to FJC’s donor portal, search by EIN number, and make the recommendations, and we will handle the rest.

Friends of United Hatzalah (EIN# 11-3533002).  Volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) organization committed to providing the fastest response to medical emergencies across Israel.  The organization is raising funds to treat the injured. 

American Friends of Magen David Adom (EIN# 13-1790719).  Israel’s National Emergency pre-hospital medical and blood services organization.  “As always, the men and women of Magen David Adom are risking their lives to save the lives of others.”

American Friends of Soroka Medical Center (EIN# 13-5866593). a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the outstanding medical care and breakthrough research at Soroka Medical Center, the leading medical center in Israel and the only major hospital in southern Israel, the country’s fastest-growing and most diverse region.

American Friends of Sheba Medical Center (EIN#13-3733541). Located on a 200-acre campus in Tel HaShomer, near Tel Aviv, and contains: 159 medical departments and clinics, almost 2,000 beds and 75 laboratories. As the situation intensifies with the launch of operation “Iron Swords,” Sheba Medical Center is fully mobilized, deploying their resources to provide urgent medical care for casualties.

Hadassah Medical Relief Association (EIN# 13-6110872).  Hadassah Medical Organization’s (HMO) facilities and expertise in emergency and trauma care are world-renowned. Hadassah trauma protocols for emergencies and terror attacks, the moments that can make the difference between life and death, are the standard for medical teams worldwide. When natural disasters strike around the world, Hadassah’s doctors volunteer for national and IDF missions abroad.

UJA Federation New York – Israel Emergency Fund (EIN# 51-0172429). “Our partners on the ground have mobilized to provide urgent support, but needs are mounting rapidly. By making a gift right now, you’re ensuring that we can strengthen these critical efforts in the days and weeks ahead. Please give as generously as possible.”

JDC (EIN#  13-1656634).  “As a leading global Jewish humanitarian organization, we rescue Jews in danger, provide aid to vulnerable Jews, and develop innovative solutions to Israel’s most complex social challenges.” As part of their emergency response, they will expand mental health interventions for children and youth at risk, strengthen the capacity of nursing homes welcoming elderly Israelis who have fled from the current conflict zone, support small businesses and entrepreneurs in southern Israel so they can remain open and financially stable during this uncertain time, and more.

UPDATED 10/23/2023

As of this writing, FJC donors have recommended 153 grants totaling $615,324 to organizations listed above, as well as Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, described below, which has been included here due to a high volume of grant recommendations from FJC donors. 

Special thanks to grants administrator Phyllis Kinard, supported by Sophia Trombold and the FJC staff, as well as the Grants Committee of our Board, for quick action to approve and disburse these grants. 

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (EIN:13-3156445) Working with the Israel defense Forces (IDF), Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) strives to provide crucial humanitarian support for the soldiers. With the high number of casualties and the increase expected as the war continues, the IDF has requested urgently needed medical equipment. FIDF’s Emergency Campaign funds are used to care exclusively for the needs of the soldiers and bereaved families.  FIDF is the sole organization authorized by the IDF to collect charitable donations on behalf of its soldiers across the United States of America.