Where Your Money Goes


Here at home and around the world, Jewish Federation works to support, sustain, and revitalize Jewish life. We can’t do it without you. Your contribution is what makes everything possible, enabling us to meet the needs of people in ways no other organization can or will.


From a Purim storybook that arrives on the doorstep of an interfaith family—to a scholarship that helps a child attend day school; from Hebrew classes at a senior center—to insights gleaned at an Israeli film festival, your gift helps power Jewish community in endless ways.


 For more information about where your money goes and the allocation process, contact:

Rob Kovach

(518) 783-7800 ext. 226





Allocating Community Campaign funds is a fair, democratic, and participatory process. Committee volunteers spend many hours over several months making sure that your gift goes to the programs that most effectively address the most critical needs in our community and best support and nurture Jewish life locally and globally.

Funds are allocated to provide Jewish Federation programming that is relevant, educational, and inclusive. This allocation strengthens and supports a vibrant community that engages all Jews in the region in Jewish life.

Funds are allocated to local Jewish agencies and programs for maximum impact, to collectively support what have always been our community’s priorities—caring for people in need, connecting individuals and families to the Jewish community, and providing opportunities to discover personal Jewish identities.

Funds are allocated to national, Israel, and overseas programs that fight global Jewish poverty, connect the Jewish people, and rescue Jews at risk.

Management & General Costs

As with every not-for-profit, Jewish Federation of NENY incurs costs to run the organization and do the actual fundraising. There are staff costs, building costs, and other expenses that are necessary to be successful fundraisers. We make every effort to be conservative in our spending in these areas, while still providing exemplary service to our donors, to our recipients, and to our community.