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Leah Kayless Ingber Designated Fund Now Reviewing Grant Proposals
      
The Leah Kayless Ingber Designated Fund, a designated endowment fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, is reviewing grant proposals from Minnesota non-profits to fund projects, programs and/or services for children in immigrant families having difficulty adjusting and integrating into American society. The Fund’s focus is on the psychological concerns facing Minnesota youth with immigrant backgrounds which inhibit their adjustment to a new life. 

Grants may range up to $7,500.  Requests for multi-year funding may be considered.

The Fund was established to honor the memory of Leah Kayless Ingber, who immigrated to Minnesota in 1936 and lived here until her death in 1992.  Throughout her life, Leah was haunted by tremendous feelings of guilt for escaping the Holocaust while her four sisters and mother perished at the hands of the Nazis. Her family hopes that the Fund will help other immigrants work through their emotional issues in adapting to life in a new country.

Grant decisions will be announced by mid-April 2013.  

For more information, contact Wendy Clyman, Jewish Community Foundation, at 952-417-2354 or wclyman@mplsfed.org.

The Jewish Community Foundation is the planned giving and endowment department of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.

The Leah Kayless Ingber Designated Fund has announced its awards for 2012      

Six proposals totaling $11,500 have been funded this year by The Leah Kayless Ingber Designated Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation. This year’s grant recipients include:

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Summary of Proposal: Continued support for counseling groups for the Hlub Zoo program for Hmong children. The groups offer Hmong children the skills and reinforcement to deal with problems in school, individual relationships with peers and parents.

Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research (HACER)
Summary of Proposal: To implement a program to improve care givers practices and promote school readiness for children of Latino immigrant families.

Minnesota African Women Associations (MAWA)
Summary of Proposal:  To help enhance the African Girls Initiative for Leadership & Empowerment (AGILE) Program. The program will meet the social and cultural integration needs of over 100 Pan African girls facing major cultural, economic and social barriers to their success.

Pillsbury United Communities - Waite House
Summary of Proposal: To expand Latino children's access to artistic resources through the Creative Kids program. The program provides opportunities for Latino children to enhance their creative expression while augmenting their self-esteem as active, integrated community youth.

The Family Partnership
Summary of Proposal: To help serve Hispanic children with mental health needs who are at high risk for lacking access to therapeutic care. 

Watercourse Counseling Center
Summary of Proposal: To help with the North Minneapolis Clinic expansion of services by providing culturally specific services for immigrant youth and families living in North and Northeast Minneapolis.

For more information, contact Wendy Clyman at wclyman@mplsfed.org or 952-417-2354.

The Jewish Community Foundation is the planned giving and endowment department of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.