Foundation / Corporation
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington - United Jewish Endowment Fund (UJEF)
04/15/20 8:00 PM EDT
Grants of up to $3,000 to Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia Jewish teens residing in the Greater Washington area for participation in experiential, peer-based programs in Israel. These need-based awards will be issued to youth to help offset the cost of approved Israel trips. This program seeks to enhance a teen’s connection to the Jewish community, Israel, and other Jewish teens.
Israel Quest (IQ) is rooted in the guiding principle that participation in a substantive peer-based Israel experience during a teen’s formative years can build a strong and lasting Jewish identity in the hearts and minds of youth. IQ encourages teens to stay engaged through Jewish education and social programming to build this connection.
Israel Quest funding can be used during high school or the summer thereafter. Approved Israel trips are those that meet the current guidelines for Israel Quest at the time a teen is ready to travel to Israel. Teen trips must provide a formative Jewish identity educational experience with significant travel throughout the country. The itinerary and activities of qualifying programs must offer participants a well-rounded exposure to the land, its cities, history and historic sites, society and culture. A trip may include other destinations in addition to spending specified time in Israel, however only days spent in Israel qualify for funding. Family, day school and congregational family trips are not approved trips.
GrantWatch ID#: 179079
The amount of the IQ grant may not exceed 30% of the total trip price.
IQ will award grants as follows:
-$1,000 for teens enrolled in approved trips of 3 weeks in Israel.
-$1,850 for teens enrolled in approved trips of 4 to 5 weeks in Israel.
-$2,250 for teens enrolled in approved trips of 6-13 weeks in Israel.
-$3,000 for teens enrolled in approved trips of 14 weeks or longer in Israel.
Weeks are defined as 7 days in Israel, not the full length of a trip for those that include other destinations.
- Teen trips are eligible if they offer a minimum of 21 days in Israel.
- Israel Quest funding can be used during high school or the summer thereafter.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application: https://jewishfgw.smapply.io/prog/israel_quest_application_2020/
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd.
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Greater Washington Area
USA: Maryland; Virginia; Washington, DC
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