The Community Budgeting and Fund Distribution process follows a consistent protocol developed over many years.
The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s (UJFT) Finance committee, made up of a cross section of seasoned and emerging leaders from our community’s largest agencies, began the allocations process in March, 2011. The committee asked agencies and programs to submit their budgets and requests for funding for the coming fiscal year July 1, 2011–June 30, 2012.
In May, the Finance committee met with representatives from the agencies and programs to discuss their funding requests. The committee determines proposed community budgeting and fund distribution based on its best estimate of the final total of pledges received during the current annual campaign.
In addition, Federation staff participates with representatives from other communities and our national Jewish Federations of North America office in the evaluation of national agencies.
Parallel to the activities of the Finance committee, the Israel and Overseas committee meets to discuss the global fund distribution that it will propose based on the same percentage of the annual campaign designated for international support in the previous campaign year.
At the UJFT’s June Board of Directors meeting, the Finance committee presented a comprehensive community budget and fund distribution recommendation (local, national and Israel and overseas) for discussion and approval. Once approved by the Board of Directors, the UJFT will distribute funds and monitor budgets monthly to local affiliated
agencies and programs. Israel and overseas and regional funds are either distributed quarterly or at specific times during the fiscal year.