Marcus Foundation grants $3.2 million

The Marcus Foundation awarded a $3.2 million grant to the Foundation for Jewish Camp for supporting mental, emotional and social health needs.

Over the next four years, funding will be distributed to approximately 60 Jewish camps across North America, according to a news release. This initiative will be called “Yedid Nefesh: Nurturing Mental, Emotional and Social Health at Jewish Camp.”

“We are confident this new grant will not only have a positive impact on the Jewish camp community, but also will help promote the importance of (mental, emotional and social health needs) in Jewish communal and institutional life across North America,” said Julie Beren Platt, chair of the Foundation for Jewish Camp Board.