Goggy Davidowitz

Goggy Davidowitz

JCF recently awarded 24 grants totaling nearly $370,000 through its Community Grants Program. These grants are made in 3 impact areas: Tucson Jewish Community, Israel & Global Jewry, and Tucson General Community.

The local Jewish and Israel grants are administered in alignment with the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, which provides substantial funding support and community planning guidance.

“This year’s grant process engaged experienced community partners who represent a broad cross section of our local Jewish community,” said Goggy Davidowitz, chair of JCF’s Grants Committee. “This enabled us to identify critical programs here and abroad, thus increasing the impact of our grants.”

The following organizations received grants through the Community Grants Program this year. Click here for more detailed information about each grant.

Tucson Jewish Community: $199,375

Funding priorities in this category are increasing Jewish engagement and basic human services.

  • Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging
  • Jewish Family & Children’s Services
  • Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona
  • Jewish History Museum
  • Synagogues in Tucson (shared transportation grant)
  • Tucson Hebrew Academy
  • Tucson Jewish Community Center
  • University of Arizona Hillel Foundation


Israel and Global Jewry: $125,700

Funding priorities in this category are two-fold: 1) youth and/or seniors at risk in Kiryat Malachi and Hof Ashkelon, including citizens in the region suffering from the trauma of war, and 2) specialized programs across Israel that promote an integrated society with equal opportunities.

  • Eden Association for the Promotion of Educational, Social and Cultural Projects in the Northern Negev
  • Israel Religious Action Center for Gender Equality
  • Nishmat – The Jeanie Schottenstein Center For Advanced Torah Study for Women
  • Nochah: Giving as a Way of Life
  • Society for Advancement of Education, Jerusalem
  • Welfare Department of Kiryat Malachi via JFSA


Tucson General Community: $44,742

Funding priorities include 1) supporting and promoting success through education and training, and 2) supporting community relations by promoting tolerance and positive community engagement.

  • Echoing Hope Ranch
  • Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
  • Interfaith Community Services (ICS)
  • Youth On Their Own
  • Planned Parenthood Arizona
  • ScholarshipsA-Z
  • Youth On Their Own


The Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona’s legacy team provides expert support for individuals and families (and their professional advisors) interested in supporting what they care about now and in the future. JCF establishes donor-advised funds and endowment funds that meet each donor’s goals. Additionally, JCF helps nonprofits and synagogues establish custodial funds for long-term support. Founded in 1975, JCF is an independent organization that is an affiliated agency of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona.