Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland

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The Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland (EIN: 34-0714445 ) is a grant making foundation which supports various philanthropic causes. The foundation supports a significant number of Jewish and pro-Israel organisations. The Foundation is a major donor to Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, the US body that sends funds to the Israeli Association for the Wellbeing of Israel's Soldiers. Between 2002-2013 the foundation donated $1,022,185 to the FIDF.[1]

Foundation Grantees

Organisations the foundation has supported include:

Agudath Israel, Aish Hatorah, Aleph Institute, Alliance for Climate Protection, Alliance for Justice, American Associates Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) American Coalition Against A Nuclear Iran, Americans for Democratic Action, American Foundation for Equal Rights, Americans for a Safe Israel, Americans for Peace Now, American Friends of the Hebrew University,American Friends of IDC, American Friends of Magen David Adom, American Friends Of Religious Freedom In Israel, American Friends Of Shalom Hartman Institute, American Friends of the Peres Institute for Peace, American Friends of Tel Aviv University, American Friends of the Yitzhak Rabin Center, Amnesty International, American Israel Education Foundation, American Israel Friendship League, American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, American Jewish World Service, American Pardes Foundation, American Society for Technion, American Zionist Movement, Anti-Defamation League, Bar Ilan University of Israel, Birthright Israel Foundation, B'nai B'rith,Brookings Institution, Center for Cuban Studies, Council for Ethics in Economics, Center For Higher Education In The Middle East, Center for Jewish History, Center for the Study of Popular Culture, Central Fund for Israel, Clal-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership,Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) Council on International and Public Affairs, Doctors Without Borders, Dorot Foundation, Earth Day Coalition, Emunah of America, Facing History and Ourselves, Facts and Logic About the Middle East (FLAME), Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Friends of Ir David, Global Issues Resource Center, Greenpeace Fund, Gush Etzion Foundation, Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Human Rights Watch, ISRAEL21c, Israel Policy Forum, Jewish Agency for Israel, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Jewish National Fund, Judaism and Democracy Action Alliance of North America, Media Matters for America, Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) National Council of Young Israel, Negev Foundation, Nesiya Institute, New Israel Fund, One Israel Fund, Ohr Torah Stone Institutions, ORT America, PEF Israel Endowment Funds, People For the American Way, Planned Parenthood, Rand Corporation, Schecter Institute of Jewish Studies, Seeds of Peace, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Southern Poverty Law Center, United Jewish Appeal, United Jewish Federation, United States Holocaust Memorial Council, US Fund for UNICEF, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, World ORT, Zionist Organization of America. [2]


Directors (circa 2012)

Sheila Allenick (Assistant Treasurer) | Tamar Caplan (Secretary) | Stephen H. Hoffman (President) | Barry Reis (Assistant Treasurer and CFO) | Daniel Blain (Senior Vice President) | Hedy Milgrom (Vice President) | Oren Baratz (Vice President External Affairs) | Alan Gross (Vice President Endowment Development) | Shelly Milin Marcus (Assistant Vice President Major Gifts) | Todd Polikoff (Senior Development Officer) | Erika Rudin-Luria (Vice President Community Development)


25701 Science Park Drive
Cleveland, OH
Phone: (216)593-2900


  1. Data compiled from filings of Form 990s 2002 - 2013.
  2. Data compiled from filings of Form 990s 2002 - 2013.