Beneficiary Agencies


This year and every year, through the Annual Campaign, the Tampa Jewish Federation distributes millions of dollars in funds to programs and services in Tampa, Israel and around the world. Federation is proud to be able to change thousands of lives every year through your generous donations and the caring partners, programs and services in our network.

AT HOME in Hillsborough and Pasco Counties, and in Florida, we support…

Tampa Jewish Family Services, with more than 75 food bags distributed every week, more than 1,500 people receiving mental health counseling each year, and provides assessments, care management and ongoing support to more than 120 older adults and their families every year through its SeniorCare Link program.

Hillel Academy of Tampa, providing 25% of the scholarship funds needed for families to send their children to a private Jewish community day school for a superior education.

Hillels of the Florida Suncoast, the umbrella organization that works with Jewish college students in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota, with more than 1,000 students every year attending weekly Shabbat dinners, monthly social, religious, educational and cultural programs, and Taglit Birthright Israel trips.

Our synagogues and Jewish community organizations, distributing more than $30,000 in  2012 through the “Share the Wealth” program, and providing local Jewish institutions with funding to develop new and innovative approaches to expand their organization or better service their participants or the Jewish community.

The PJ Library program, which has provided more than 600 children in Hillsborough and Pasco Counties with free, high-quality Jewish-content books and music on a monthly basis to children ages 6 months to 7 years old.

Tampa JCC & Federation Preschools, providing 10% of families need-based scholarships to send their children to JCC preschool programs in Tampa, making a Jewish preschool education more accessible.

Camp JCC, providing 20% of families financial aid for their children to attend a Jewish day camping experience in Tampa deeply rooted in Jewish values.

Seniors adult programming, providing dynamic programs to more than 500 seniors every year in both North and South Tampa, including art classes, luncheons, guest speaker events, Mah-Jong games, and outings.

The Young Adult Division, with more than 500 young Jewish adults – singles, couples and families -- actively engaged in social, educational, philanthropic and leadership development activities every year.


IN ISRAEL, we support…

Ashdod, Tampa’s Sister City, with more than $200,000 donated within the last three years by the Tampa Jewish Community Center & Federation directly to the city for a bomb shelter to help seniors living in Ashdod, a physicians’ intake center for doctors moving to Israel, holiday gift baskets for the residents of Ashdod, and a performing arts program for children of terror victims.


In 2014, the Tampa JCC & Federation provided funding for "At Home Together," a program that creates a home for all of Israel's newcomers and brings together the country's new immigrants, veteran immigrants, and native Israelis all under one "roof." A reliable, empathic, readily available and cultural sensitive network of support ensures their successful absorption.

Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), among  many initiatives, facilitating the immigration of 10,130 new immigrants transitioning to life in Israel, providing academic and educational support to more than 10,000 at-risk Israeli children, youth and families, and helping more than 40,000 young adults from 60 countries participate in long-term and short-term Israel experiences


American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), providing vital relief such as food, medical care, home care, and winter relief to more 180,000 impoverished elderly Jews and critical nutritional, medical and other assistance to 28,000children at risk and their families in the Former Soviet Union; providing relief to those living under fire in Sderot, the Gaza border region in Israel; engagingthousands of youth in Jewish education and regional networking through camp experiences.

World ORT, working for the advancement of more than 200,000 Jewish and other people through vocational training and education in schools, colleges, and training centers in Israel, Russia, Argentina and many other countries worldwide.

Jewish Council for Public Affairs, repairing the world through Jewish activism on the issues of  confronting poverty, protecting the environment, and the safety and security of Israel.