Grant Opportunities

The Jewish Community Foundation funds programs in Tucson, Southern Arizona, and our partnership region in Israel (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.

We are currently in a transition year that will allow us to refine our grant making process going forward. Applications are available for the 2021 grants cycle by invitation only. Please check our website in September 2021 to learn about funding opportunities for 2022.

You may contact grants@jcftucson.org if you have questions. Thank you.

  • JCF Israel Discovery Fund

    The JCF Israel Discovery Fund provides funds to 501(c)3 organizations in Southern Arizona to help defray the cost of Jewish and non-Jewish individuals participating in organized trips to Israel.

    Eligible applicants include those who live, work and/or attend school in Southern Arizona and whose work, education or experience intersects with the Jewish community’s values and goals.

    The JCF Israel Discovery Fund is made possible by the Shaol & Evelyn Pozez Endowment Fund and the Beren Family Scholarship Fund. This fund celebrates the vision and intent of its donors by encouraging the celebration of differences.  Its intent is to enhance respect and relationships between Jews and those of other religions and cultures while fostering a positive image of Israel and positive relations with Israel.

    The fund is managed through a competitive process overseen by the Foundation. The application deadline is November 30 and funding will be available by February of the following year.  Funded trips must take place within two years following notification of the grant.

    Please email grants@jcftucson.org to request an application.

  • Goldman Family Israel Scholarship

    The Elliot S. Goldman Israel Scholarship Fund and the Goldman Family Israel Scholarship Fund are endowment funds that provide an annual scholarship to one individual towards a trip to Israel.

    The Goldman Family Israel Scholarship can be up to $2,500. Any non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status that is sponsoring an individual or group trip to Israel may apply for the Goldman Family Israel Scholarship Grant. The recipient organization will be responsible for selecting a participant to receive the scholarship. There is no requirement regarding age, ethnicity, geography or any other specific demographic.

    Application deadline is November 30. Please email grants@jcftucson.org to request an application.