from Cleveland Jewish News:
After two consecutive years of receiving decreased allocations from the Campaign for Jewish Needs, most local, national and overseas Jewish agencies supported by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland will receive the same amount this fiscal year as they did in fiscal year 2010/11. Some agencies will even see increases.
… Federation’s 2011 Campaign for Jewish Needs raised $27,892,629, or $350,098 more than 2010’s Campaign and the first increased campaign in three years. Prior to 2008, the campaign had seen steady annual increases for more than a decade.
… The total allocation to overseas projects through these sources is $10,852,580, an increase of $34,579.
The entirety of the increase went to JFNA. Federation’s overseas allocation remains flat at $2,634,757. Those funds are earmarked for six major projects: PACT reading program for Ethiopian immigrants; Havat Hashomer army training program for at-risk youth in Israel; ISHA Israeli Health Advancement for Women; the Jordan Cross-Border Initiative, which encourages community dialogue between Jordanians and Israelis; Bridge to the Future, an Israeli community-building not-for-profit; and Cleveland’s partnership with St. Petersburg, Russia.
Federation will give JFNA $8,217,823, of which $6,668,936 is for unrestricted use toward overseas programs (almost an $8,000 increase after two straight years of decreases). Federation has also earmarked $886,187 for a JFNA program that enables local federations to direct funds to specific overseas needs of interest to its community. Cleveland’s elective funds will support Partnership 2000 (Cleveland’s partnership with Beit She’an, Israel) and camp scholarships for Eastern European Jewish youth. That’s an increase of $26,621.
The rest of JFNA’s allocation is earmarked for specific programs. The Ethiopian National Project, which assists the integration of Ethiopian immigrants into Israeli society, will receive $320,000, and JDC’s program for hunger relief in the former Soviet Union gets $342,700. Both of those totals are the same as last year.