Grant Opportunities

Funding is available for programs in Tucson, Southern Arizona and Israel, including our partnership region of Kiryat Malachi and Hof Ashkelon. Experienced community volunteers, who represent a broad cross-section of the Jewish community in Southern Arizona, review grant applications annually.

Request for Proposals (RFPs) will be available October 5 for the 2019 grant cycle by invitation only.  As of October 22, 2018 we are no longer considering additional grantees for the 2019 grant cycle. Please check our website in September, 2019 to determine if your organization qualifies based on new criteria.

The Foundation’s annual Community Grants Program is a very competitive process through which grants are made in three impact areas.

Please contact grants@jcftucson.org if your project qualifies for Tucson Jewish Community, Tucson General Community or Israel/Global Jewry based on the criteria below. Thank you.

1. Tucson Jewish Community

JCF is seeking proposals from local, nonprofit Jewish agencies and synagogues that offer programs aimed at:

• Providing core human services
• Increasing Jewish engagement

Special consideration is given to collaborative ventures focused on one or both of the above priorities.

JCF also sets aside funds for small capital and programmatic projects for synagogues. Proposals up to $5,000 will be considered.

The application deadline is 12/1/2018 with funding available as early as June 2019.  Please contact Robyn Schwager at grants@jcftucson.org to apply.

2. Tucson General Community

JCF is investing in the community-wide, multi-sector collaborative initiative “Cradle to Career” partnership (C2C).

We are not seeking grant proposals for Tucson General at this time.  Please visit our website in August 2019 to learn about the priorities for the 2020 grants cycle.

3. Israel/Global Jewry

Partnership2Gether

JCF annually seeks proposals from nonprofit organizations in our Partnership2Gether region of Kiryat Malachi and Hof Ashkelon. We will consider programs that:

• Invest in youth and/or young families
Programs may include pre-army and/or post-army development initiatives.

Israel & Global Jewry (Israel-Wide)

JCF annually seeks proposals from nonprofit organizations that enhance and encourage an integrated Israeli society.  Consideration will only be given to programs that:

• Support secular education of Haredi youth.
• Bring together Israelis and Israeli Arabs, and/or Israelis and Palestinians for organized joint activities where participants go beyond dialogue to work together toward a common goal.

Local Jewish and Partnership2Gether grants are distributed in alignment with the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, which provides funding support and community planning guidance.

Other Competitive Grants Programs

Goldman Family Israel Scholarship

JCF Israel Discovery Fund