Jewish Endowment Fund’s Unrestricted Endowment Announces 2016 Grantees

Supporting organization of CCF awards largest grant cycle in its history thanks to donor’s generosity

CHARLESTON, SC – February 10, 2016 – Jewish Endowment Fund, a supporting organization of Coastal Community Foundation and Charleston Jewish Federation focused on Jewish causes, has announced eight grantees will receive a total of $74,600 from its most recent Unrestricted Endowment program cycle.

The Unrestricted Endowment’s competitive grant program, which launched in 2011, greatly expanded its reach this year thanks to generous funding from the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment of JEF. Created in 2014 through a bequest from Mr. Farbstein, a native of Beaufort and former Charleston resident, his endowment provided the additional funding for this program. JEF’s Unrestricted Endowment program had awarded less than $10,000 since its founding, but now it will award more than $70,000 annually.

Most grants from JEF are recommended by the donor who creates the endowment. However, each year the JEF Board recommends a number of grants from the Unrestricted Endowment following a competitive application process.

To qualify for the JEF Unrestricted Grants Program, applicants must serve residents of Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston or Dorchester counties and have the primary mission of preservation or furtherance of Jewish culture and/or religion. To learn more, contact Sydney Meeks Fowler at or (843) 793-6032.

2016 Grantees – JEF Unrestricted Grants Program
Addlestone Hebrew Academy – 1-to-1 Integrative Learning Initiative
BBYO – General Operating Support
Beth Israel Congregation Beaufort – General Operating Support
Chabad of Charleston and the Lowcountry – Center for Jewish Life Judaica Library
Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina – Documenting the Jewish Cemeteries of SC
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) – General Operating Support
Synagogue Emanu-el – Resource Development
Yaschik-Arnold Jewish Studies program – Staff Development and Student Enhancement
About Jewish Endowment Fund (JEF): Established in 1996, the mission of JEF is to encourage donors to endow their support of Jewish causes, the Jewish community and the Charleston Jewish Federation. JEF is a supporting organization of two partner organizations, Charleston Jewish Federation and Coastal Community Foundation. Its mission supports and is in harmony with the missions of its partner organizations. CCF and the Federation provide staffing and fund management services to the JEF Trustees, and the Trustees provide funding recommendations and other advice.

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