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Chesed Venture Group

providing acts of loving kindness

To provide financial assistance to middle income clients suffering from a financial crisis due to the economy, illness, or other life changes, to ensure self-sufficiency and stability after the crisis. Due to their income level, these families do not qualify for public assistance or the traditional JFCS critical needs funding; therefore, Chesed is often their only resource.

Members: Individuals and Families

Minimum Giving Level: $14,000

Number of Members:

Voting Process: When needed, JFCS social workers vet and present cases to the group via email so that the group can vote and/or ask questions electronically within 48 hours in support or denial of the grant request.

Criteria: The client is Jewish; the income and needs are fully assessed by JFCS; the grant will ameliorate the financial hardship and stabilize the client; and it will be paid directly to the vendor.

Maximum Grant Amount: $8,000

Group Gatherings: An annual dinner is held at one of the group member's home to review the year and evaluate the program.

For more information, contact Pia Eisenberg, Vice President of Development and Communications at 267.256.2105 or email