The Tepper Foundation Awards $30,000 Grant to JFS

Posted on February 20, 2024

The Tepper Foundation pledged its support to Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) by awarding a $30,000 grant. The funds will be utilized for the agency’s programs and services including food, mental health, and supportive housing.

“JFS is thankful to receive a generous grant from The Tepper Foundation as we strive to keep pace with the escalating need for many of the agency’s programs and services from community residents,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer. “JFS takes pride in helping anyone who comes through our agency doors and with the foundation’s funding, we can continue to help people in need.”

In 2023, JFS distributed 68,000 pounds of food to more than 9,600 Atlantic County residents, including 1,962 children. In addition, JFS provided 4,450 Kosher Meals on Wheels to older adults and homebound seniors. To address the community’s surging need for mental health services, JFS is providing evidence-based, trauma-informed clinical mental health treatment for people of all ages. Last year, JFS Therapists provided more than 7,000 counseling sessions with children, teenagers, and adults.

As an agency that is committed to eradicating housing instability, last year, JFS helped 980 households avoid homelessness through eviction prevention, strength-based diversion services and temporary direct relief. As such, JFS assisted 57 individuals garner temporary or permanent housing. In addition, the agency connected 553 of AHA clients to additional services – healthcare, addiction treatment and public benefits – which serves as part of JFS’ holistic approach to advance long-term housing stability.

“JFS has a proven track record of meeting families’ needs, and we’re proud to support their ongoing efforts to improve food and housing security and mental health access in South Jersey,” said Randi Tepper, CEO of The Tepper Foundation.

For more information on JFS’ programs and services, visit