About the Colef Fund

The Colef Fund supports programs locally, nationally and globally that address hunger, poverty, homelessness, literacy, joblessness, health, education and building safe communities. Funding is guided by Jewish values of tzedakah and tikkun olam.

Grants are awarded twice yearly. Organizations that meet the criteria will be invited to apply through an online application process.


2019 Colef Fund grant recipients

2018 Colef Fund grant recipients

  • Community Healing Centers
  • Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes
  • Constance Brown Hearing Centers
  • YWCA of Kalamazoo
  • Urban Alliance
  • Open Doors
  • Kalamazoo Literacy Council
  • Senior Services of SW Michigan
  • HIAS
  • JDC
  • First Day Shoe Fund
  • Jewish Federation of N.A. – Lunch and Learn Program
  • Jewish Federation of N.A. – ENP SPACE Program
  • Kalamazoo County Ready 4s
  • United Way of Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
  • Intrepid Professional Women Network