This piece explores the role of welfare funds in Jewish communities. The stimulation for welfare funds came in part because of the crisis period beginning with Hitler's ascendency and the concomitant problem created for the Jewish populations of Europe. Issues that have arisen as a result of welfare funds include the usage of unitary funds in terms of their value and questions as to whether the flow of funds are sustainable. The piece concludes by asserting that it is important to observe that welfare funds are still in their infancy, both as fundraising mechanisms and as instruments for communal leadership. However, as time progresses it is clear that there is a need for an even greater effectiveness in communal operation where the usage of welfare funds can be improved.