b'Our community-wide assessment at the beginning of the pandemic revealed that community agencies were most concerned about 1) ability to cover operating expenses, 2) ability to reopen and resume programs/services, 3) increased demand/need for services and financial support for those most affected, and 4) technological needs due to mandatory remote work.Through a Task Force of lay leaders chaired by John Goldman, the Federation reviewed the assessment findings to develop a coordinated, multifaceted response to meet our communitys most pressing needs. Our GoalsAddress urgent human service needs for the most affected populations. Expand capacity of front-line organizations to respond immediately with essential safety-net servicesHelp stabilize the Jewish ecosystem. Mitigate the short-term impact of business disruption Maintain access to Jewish life during and beyond the crisis Our StrategyMobilize funds, partnerships and expertise from across the philanthropic communityGrantmaking prioritization (alignment of grants from annual fundraising, $3.3 million in unrestricted endowment and permanently endowed funds with emergency response)Communal Fundraising ($5.8 million through the COVID-19 Response Fund, Emergency Scholarship and Preschool Reopening funds)Federation Philanthropy Partners ($4.6 million in a Pooled Recoverable Grant to Hebrew Free Loan and $6.8 million in donor-advised grantmaking; philanthropic advising)Communal Needs Assessment, Consultation and Technical Assistance to Partner Organizations (informational webinars, convening and coaching, pro-bono support)Federal and state advocacy to address the social and economic impact of the pandemic on non-profits and community members ($2.2 trillion CARES Act including the Paycheck Protection Program)Your Support Is Why Thousands in Need and Hundreds of Organizations Are Able to Withstand this Pandemic.People Impacted by Food and Housing Insecurity, Job Loss, and/or Reduced Small Business Income$4.6 million granted to Hebrew Free Loan as a pooled recoverable grant, providing zero-interest loans to over 300 borrowers (an additional $1 million will be allocated in FY2020-2021) $1.1 million granted to 30 Jewish and non-sectarian organizations to meet needs of acutely impacted populationsOver $35,000 to meet the needs of 20 synagogue communities for emergency and community aid projects20'