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Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix Competitive Grants

Grants to Arizona Nonprofits in Eligible Regions for
Programs to Benefit the Local Jewish Community

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Grants to Arizona nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for programs to benefit the local Jewish community. Interested applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full proposal. Grants may be requested for new or existing programs and for organizational capacity building. Grants are awarded to organizations making a difference in the Greater Phoenix area.

Grants are supported by three unique endowments, in addition to the annual campaign of the Jewish Federation: Fund for Jewish Philanthropy; Field of Interest Funds and Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund

  • Fund for Jewish Philanthropy and Field of Interest Funds: Grants from the Fund for Jewish Philanthropy of the Jewish Community Foundation (“Foundation”) and Field of Interest Funds allow the Foundation to support new and innovative programs and address unmet needs in the Jewish community.
  • Field of Interest Funds: Each year, these Field of Interest Funds provide grant support for specific areas.
    • Eva and Dolf Hubschman Endowment Fund awards grants to support projects and organizations that provide support or services to secular Jewish Israelis with the following ranking of priority: 1) resettlement of immigrants and refugees; 2) response to violence; and 3) education and promotion of education about Israel. Invitation only.
    • Physically Disadvantaged Children’s Fund provides a grant to a program serving physically disadvantaged children in Greater Phoenix.
    • Max Schlissel Education Fund awards a grant to aid and support Jewish education in greater Phoenix.
  • The Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund: Dedicated to fostering social change by addressing the root issues of problems, the Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund makes grants to projects that expand and improve opportunities and choices in all aspects of the lives of Jewish women and girls.

Eligible for Funding:

Program Grants

  • New programs designed to address unmet needs in the Jewish community, or which offer a unique approach to enhancing the Jewish community.
  • Innovative one-time programs that offer the Jewish community both immediate benefits and the potential for long-term enrichment (exhibits, community-wide events, feasibility study, etc.).
  • Program expansion for well-established programs will be considered if the request reflects a significant new component to the project. 
  • The enhancement and continuation of successful community programs. Such programs must fill a need or service gap in the community.
  • Organizational capacity building, defined as improving the overall performance, effectiveness, and financial sustainability of local Jewish organizations, to better deliver its mission.

Funding Priorities:

  • Jewish learning - formal and informal education experiences for people of all ages
  • Outreach - engagement of the broader Jewish community
  • Interfaith responses to community needs or issues, designed to strengthen community relations and foster collaboration
  • Social service needs, including but not limited to health and welfare
  • Strengthening and increasing exposure to Jewish art and culture
  • Research projects that improve the quality of Jewish life
  • Resettlement aid and assistance services to Jewish refugees

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175852

Estimated Size of Grant:

The typical grant award ranges from $2,500 - $20,000.

Grants above $20,000 may occasionally be awarded, but larger grants generally are reserved for programs that will become an ongoing part of an organization’s work. Prior authorization is required for any submission of $25,000 or more.

Term of Contract:

Multi-year grant requests are not eligible for funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation’s primary focus is supporting those organizations and programs serving the Greater Phoenix Jewish community, including but not limited to community centers, religious and educational institutions, and social service providers.

Not Funded:
- Organizations that are not recognized as registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit entities
- Multi-year grant requests
- General operating support
- Capital, endowment, ongoing or other fundraising campaigns
- Scholarships
- Equipment replacement for an existing program/service/office
- 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

Israel requests are by invitation. No unsolicited requests will be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

There is a two-step application process:
Step One: Letter of Intent – New LOI Deadline – October 13, 2021
Step Two: Submission of Full Application

Important Dates:
- Letter of Intent Deadline: October 13, 2021
- LOI Decisions Announced: Mid-December 2021
- Application Deadline (if invited to apply): January 8, 2022
- Presentations to the Foundation: February 8, 2022
- Grant Decisions Announced: March 2022

Prior authorization is required for any submission of $25,000 or more. Contact Sheryl Quen by September 24th.


Contact Information:

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

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For questions regarding grantmaking, contact (480) 699-1717 or

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