The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago manages several grant-making programs that support programs addressing the needs of the Chicago Jewish community.


Breakthrough Fund

Launched in 2013, the Breakthrough Fund is a catalytic grant program to encourage smart growth and innovation in the Jewish nonprofit sector. Breakthrough Fund grants will position community programs to remain nimble and responsive to both current and emerging gaps and opportunities in the areas of meeting local human needs, engaging the Jewish community across the lifespan, and strengthening Israel and the global Jewish people.

Fund for Innovation in Health

Fund for Innovation in Health (FIH) makes grants to the Federation’s affiliate agencies to improve the health of vulnerable people in Chicago’s Jewish community. FIH is supported by a Centennial gift from the Michael Reese Health Trust.