The attack on Tree of Life affected three congregations and over $5 million poured in after the tragedy. An independent panel has shared their recommendations on how to distribute those funds. The three congrations affected have approved the recommendations from the panel on how to distribute the $5.45 million that was sent directly to Tree of Life.
The fund is different from the Victims of Terror fund, which was created by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and which raised another $6.3 million. The federation announced the distribution for those funds in March 2019, with the majority going to the individuals who suffered the most immediate impact, and with other funds going to such recipients as the congregations, the first responders and a memorial.