Emergency Assistance - Finances, Food, Etc.

Here is a partial list of local resources.  Please contact the organizations directly for details and to see if you are eligible.   if you know of other local emergency financial assistance resources that we should add to this site please email us.

Bureau of Jewish Education: Financial Aid & Scholarships
Offers a broad spectrum of financial aid scholarships to primary, high school and college students for Jewish day and residential summer camps, teen trips to Israel and college study in U.S.
(415) 751-6983 x107

Israel Center of the JCF: Gift of Israel
Savings partnership plan for Israel experiences for teens who live in the JCF area that includes contributions from Federation, participating synagogue and family contributions.
121 Steuart St., San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 512-6237

Jewish Community Endowment Fund: Haas-Koshland Award
Award for one-year study and personal development in Israel for eligible Bay Area students from sophomore year through graduate school, enrolled in Northern California universities.
121 Steuart St., San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 512-6273

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties: Jewish Community Endowment Fund
Provides for emergencies, seed funding for innovative programs that serve as an agent of change, one-time projects and grants designated by donor-advised funds.

Jewish Family & Children's Services of the East Bay (JFCS)
Offers a broad range of supportive services for you and your family, including individual and family counseling, support for the special needs of parents and children of all ages, and specialized assistance for older adults and their caregiving family members.
Phone: (510) 704-7475

Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties: JFCS Financial Aid Center
Loans, grants and scholarships for vocational training, undergraduate/graduate studies, study programs in Israel. Emergency grants and business loans.
(415) 449-1226

Hebrew Free Loan Association 
Provides interest free loans to members of the Jewish community in the areas of personal, student, adoption, business, emergency and recent unemployment needs.
Phone (415) 546-9902

Pacific Gas & Electric- Care Program 
Offers a special program for low income gas & electric customers called CARE. 

JVS (Jewish Vocational Service): Scholarship Program
Scholarships support short-term vocational training.
225 Bush St., Ste. 400, San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 782-6263