Competitive Grants - Local

Grants to Arizona Nonprofits for Programs
Benefiting the Greater Phoenix Jewish Community

GrantWatch ID#: 175852
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix


01/20/17 12:00 PM

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Grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 to Greater Phoenix Area, Arizona and Israel nonprofit organizations for programs and services benefitting local Jewish communities. LOIs are due by November 7, 2016. Applicants may be required to contact program staff prior to beginning the application process.

The Foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable families and individuals in Israel by supporting programs that provide them with the tools needed to become self-reliant and break the cycle of poverty.

Examples of eligible programs include vocational training, financial literacy and life skills. Programs exclusively targeting individuals with special needs are not eligible.

Funding Priorities:

-Research projects that improve the quality of Jewish life;

-Jewish education;

-Social service needs – including, but not limited to, health and welfare;

-Resettlement aid and assistance services to Jewish refugees;

-Interfaith responses to community needs or issues, designed to strengthen community relations and foster collaboration;

-Training opportunities in the fields of health, education, science, humanitarian aid, culture and community relations that would have demonstrable value for the Jewish community; and

-Strengthening and increasing exposure to Jewish culture.

Grants are typically $2,500 - $20,000.

Although grants above $20,000 may on occasion be awarded, larger allocations are generally reserved for programs that will become an ongoing part of an organization’s work.

One year

Not Funded:
-Organizations that are NOT recognized as registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit entities
-International organizations that are NOT in good standing with a US-based 501(c)(3) fiscal agent
-Multi-year grant requests
-General operating support or general support for ongoing programs
-Capital, endowment, ongoing or other fundraising campaigns
-Equipment purchase to replace or upgrade equipment for an existing program
-Donor, staff or volunteer recognition events
-Grants to individuals
-Projects in their entirety
-Proposals from organizations that do not follow our application procedures
-Renewed support to past grantees that have not met our reporting requirements

The Jewish Community Foundation will ONLY accept proposals from Israeli organizations:

-Which Foundation staff, Jewish communal colleagues, board or grants committee members have volunteered with, visited or have first-hand knowledge of OR prior grant recipients that have satisfactorily fulfilled reporting requirements;

-That have received certified proper management (‘nihul takin”) from the Israeli Registrar of Non-Profit Organizations; and

-That are in good standing with a US-based 501(c)(3) charitable organization (PEF-Israel Endowment Funds, New Israel Fund, Jewish Federations of North America, “American Friends of,” etc.) that will serve as the fiscal agent.

Organizations may submit one letter of intent. Letters of Intent are accepted year-round. To be eligible for consideration during the next calendar year’s grant cycle, the LOI must arrive at the Foundation office no later than 4:00 PM on November 7th, 2016.

Requests of $25,000 or more require permission from the Foundation prior to the submission of the Letter of Intent.

Application instructions may be found here:

Scroll down to attach and submit your completed LOI here:

If invited, full proposals will be due on January 20th, 2017 by noon.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Sheryl Quen
(480) 699-1717, ext. 1402

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix
12701 N Scottsdale Road, Suite 202
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254

Greater Phoenix Area

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