Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) Grant

Grants to Southern New Jersey Nonprofits, Agencies, and
Synagogues to Benefit the Local Jewish community

GrantWatch ID#: 177995
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Jewish Community Foundation (JCF)


10/20/17 4:00 PM

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Grants of up to $3,600 to southern New Jersey nonprofit organizations, including Jewish agencies, day schools, synagogues, and secular nonprofits for programs addressing a wide range of cultural, social, educational, and health needs for the Jewish Community. Funding is provided primarily for new and innovative programming and services.

Grants will be made primarily, but not exclusively, for the support of services to the Jewish community. Requests for grants should not be for program activities, capital needs, or any other purpose, if it is included in the budget of that agency or organization.

The priorities are:

- Jewish education for all ages
- Jewish leadership development
- Programs and initiatives focused on a particular segment group
- Community-wide cultural and arts programs for an extended time period
- Inter-generational programs

Greatest consideration by the JCF Grants Committee is for proposals for new activities and programs. First consideration is for the "Funding Priorities" as they reflect current needs facing the local community today.

Specific grant opportunities include:

- The Fannie and Meyer Adleman Family Endowment Fund: Grant proposals from this fund should focus on new programs and activities that provide seniors with better health and well-being.

- The Bush Refrigeration Endowment Fund: Grant proposals from this fund should focus on programs and services that meet either of two priorities:

1. To enhance the lives of children in Camden City, with special consideration for those that benefit children from the City of Camden, NJ, or
2. To enhance Jewish life in Camden County.

- The William Lipkin Endowment Fund: Grant proposals from this fund should focus upon new programs and activities that provide seniors with better health and well-being or for children in need.

- Larry Lerner Memorial Endowment Fund: Grant proposals from this fund should focus upon assisting youth, with an emphasis on substance abuse prevention.

- Glenn Cohen Music Award: Grant proposals will be used to engage, educate, develop or enhance current or proposed musical or instrumental programs for children or young adults up to 18 years old. Funding may be applied to activities such, as but not limited to, the following:
- Recreational, instructional or programmatic musical events or education,
- Purchasing or leasing musical instruments for individual students or associated with an eligible nonprofit organization,
- Professional training for staff associated with musical programs such as music teachers or other educators that wish to develop or enhance a music program,
- Scholarship assistance for those individuals who may wish to attend a program, camp or other activity that requires financial assistance,
- Conductors or musical leaders to grow, develop or enhance musical performances including plays or choirs for local area children,
- Lectures, authors or noteworthy musicians that will inspire students about the joys of music in their lives.

The Fund will provide grants for programs and activities related to music appreciation, performances or the development of music instructional programs at any of the local Federation agencies, synagogues in the Tri-county area or the Jewish Day Schools or secular 501(c)(3) organizations.

Up to $3,600

Recipients have until the end of the next fiscal year (September 30) to spend the funds awarded from the JCF.

The Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. offers grants to nonprofit organizations serving the Southern New Jersey community, including Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey agencies, synagogues, Jewish day schools, and secular nonprofits.

Each program is eligible to receive funding over the course of up to three cycles (usually once per year for three years), with a new application required for each cycle.

Funding is not intended to supplement or duplicate existing funding or ongoing operating budgets of an organization or programs and services presently in existence or completed.

Join the JCF for a Free Grants Workshop (optional):

Representatives from organizations who are planning to apply to the JCF's Grants Cycle are invited to take part in a Grants Workshop for tips, guidelines, and Q & A.

The Fall JCF Grants Workshop will be held on Wednesday September 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM in the Back of the Lahn Social Hall of the Katz JCC, 1301 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ.

Please RSVP by September 5th to the contact below.

The workshop is intended for any prospective applicant to learn more about the process and discuss any questions you may have about your grant proposal.

These grants are awarded twice annually, during the Foundation's Fall and Spring JCF Grants cycles.

Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download the JCF Grants Cheat Sheet, and the JCF Grants Program Guidelines.

​The Fall JCF Grants application deadline is Friday, October 20, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

How to Apply:

A new JCF Grants application will be available online in the summer of 2017.

Once available, the application will be available here: If you are unable to email your application for whatever reason, please contact JCF at to discuss alternative options.

Please be sure to save your application document as you use it and before submitting.

The JCF's Grants Committee will review all applications and the JCF will be in touch with you as soon as a decision is made on each one. This process may take 6-8 weeks in total.

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

To register for the conference or submit an application:

Mike Staff, JCF Marketing and Communications Manager

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