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The Bridge

a critical needs funding group



Purpose:
To provide financial assistance to low 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.

Members:  Individuals and families

Minimum Giving: Level $1,800

Number of Members: 20

Voting Process: Two times per month, 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 stabilize the client; it will provide for basic needs above the maximum support available through JFCS' Critical Needs Fund; and it will be paid directly to the vendor.

Maximum Grant Amount: $1,000

Group Gatherings: An annual family mitzvah project is organized in support of JFCS clients. An annual dinner is held at a 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 PEisenberg@jfcsphilly.org.

Hear from clients who have been helped by The Bridge.  Click Here to view a PDF of Thank You letters.

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