FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 2020
Cincinnati, Ohio - Jewish Fertility Foundation-Cincinnati (JFF-CINCY) is thrilled to announce it has received a $25,000 grant from The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati.
The Jewish Foundation’s grant provides JFF-CINCY with essential seed funding and an esteemed partner for its pilot year. The grant also enables JFF-CINCY to obtain a matching grant of $10,000 from JFF Headquarters. With this funding, JFF-CINCY can now offer its first Fertility Grants in Cincinnati. Applications are open!
“The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati is delighted to provide seed funding for the JFF-CINCY initiative, which in partnership with JFF-Atlanta, will pilot a forward-thinking approach to supporting and engaging Jewish Cincinnatians who are struggling with the difficult and emotional challenges related to infertility,” said Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati Executive Director Brian Jaffee. “Compelled by the prevalence of Jewish infertility and the stigma that exists in all Jewish communities, the Foundation committed funding for JFF-CINCY to take the next year—as the first pilot expansion city—to better understand the needs of our community and the people for whom, until now, did not have a pluralistic, Jewish safe space to turn. JFF-CINCY aspires to provide a welcoming entrée into the Jewish community at a critical inflection point in peoples’ lives and the Foundation is excited to partner with them to measure the ways in which social bonds in the Cincinnati Jewish community are strengthened.”
JFF provides financial assistance, educational awareness, and emotional support to Jewish people who have medical fertility challenges.
About The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati: The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati invests in high impact, transformational initiatives in the Cincinnati Jewish community to strengthen Jewish identity, Jewish education and engagement, and to ensure that the basic needs of vulnerable community members are met. The Foundation also provides capacity building grants enabling the community’s institutions to meet individual needs efficiently and effectively. Since its founding in 1995, the Foundation has significantly enhanced the cohesiveness and culture of the Cincinnati Jewish community and has invested more than $200 million in a vision to make Cincinnati one of America’s great cities for Jewish life.
"The Cincinnati Jewish community, as well as local reproductive endocrinologists, have welcomed JFF with open arms,” remarked CEO & Founder, Elana Frank. “People are always impressed that we’ve done so much in such a short time, but really it’s only possible because of the dedicated group of volunteers on the ground in Cincinnati. They have been instrumental in raising awareness, securing Fertility Buddies, soliciting donations and so much more over the past year while preparing for our pilot year in Cincinnati. We look forward to 2020 and offering our first Fertility Grants to fertility-challenged individuals and couples in Cincinnati. Together, we will remove the stigma of infertility and build more Jewish families."