Grant Opportunities

Grant Opportunities

Funding is available every year 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.

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

Request for Proposals (RFPs) will be available September 1 for the 2018 grant cycle by invitation only. Notification of funding will be sent in May 2018. Funding is available July 1, 2018.

Please contact if your project qualifies for Tucson Jewish Community, Tucson General Community and Israel/Global Jewry based on the criteria listed below. Thank you.

1. Tucson Jewish Community

JCF is seeking proposals from local non-profit 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 12/1/2017 with funding available as early as 7/1/2018.  Please contact Robyn Schwager at to apply.

2. Tucson General Community

JCF is investing in a community-wide, multi-sector collaborative initiative, “Cradle to Career” partnership (C2C) and will invite the collaborative to submit proposals in three programmatic “change networks”.

• Re-Engagement Change Network
• High School Graduation Change Network
• Kindergarten Readiness Change Network

In addition, JCF invites the partnership to submit a proposal to support the work of the collaborative itself.

3. Israel/Global Jewry


JCF annually seeks proposals from non-profit 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 non-profit 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.

We are not seeking grant proposals for Israel/Global Jewry at this time.  Please visit our website in August 2018 to learn about the priorities for the 2019 grants cycle.

Other Competitive Grants Programs

Goldman Family Israel Scholarship

JCF Israel Discovery Fund