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Local Non-Profit Benefits from Jewish Community Foundation Philanthropy

Published in Signals | February 9, 2021

The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Prescott recently facilitated an $8,000 anonymous donation to Project Aware, Inc., a local non-profit provider of housing and temporary shelter for low-income veterans and homeless men.

Established in Prescott in 1998, the Prescott-based chapter of the Jewish Community Foundation is dedicated to supporting local citizens through grants and contributions to humanitarian, social service, health, educational, and arts and culture programs. The foundation also supports What You Do Matters: Lessons from the Holocaust, Holocaust Remembrance, missions to Israel and Washington D.C., Prescott’s Temple B’rith Shalom and Chabad of Prescott.

According to Executive Director Christine Resnick, the foundation and its donors are committed to making a difference in the lives of people who live in the Prescott area, as well as assist individuals in the development of planned giving plans.

“We are pleased to be able to help a local, grassroots non-profit meet the needs of the people it serves, especially during this challenging time,” she said. “Project Aware is on the front lines providing shelter and services to the homeless and formerly homeless low-income veterans. Without organizations like Project Aware, many in our communities would not receive help.”

Melody Reifsnyder is president of the Project Aware Board of Directors.

“Words alone cannot explain how grateful we are for this gift,” she said. “As we navigate through this pandemic and work to keep every member of the Project Aware Community safe, this additional funding will provide financial resources to assure we can continue to assist the homeless, and provide permanent rental housing for veterans who were formally homeless.”

Alfred and Rhoda Falk, members of Prescott’s Jewish community, spearheaded the formation of Project Aware in 1992.

“Without the dedication of the Falks to community service and helping the poorest among us, Project Aware would never have become a reality,” Reifsnyder said. “Every day we remember and honor their sacrifices to help others, and try to emulate their philosophy of giving and volunteerism in all that we do.”

To learn more about the Jewish Community Foundation, visit the website at jcfgp.org. For more information on Project Aware, call 928-778-7744 or e-mail projectawareprescott@gmail.com.