In its first combined grant cycle, the Jewish Community Foundation and Jewish Federation (now the Center for Jewish Philanthropy of Greater Phoenix) awarded more than $1.4 million to Jewish organizations, programs and services locally, in Israel and overseas. The organization awarded a combination of core operating support and program grants to meet the needs of our Jewish community.
You may be eligible for the streamlined process.
Endowed funds and contributions to the Annual Campaign enable the Center for Jewish Philanthropy to award grants to a variety of organizations making a difference in Greater Phoenix, Israel and around the world.
To learn more about the 2023 Community Impact (formerly grants and allocations) process, please download the file below:
For organizations serving the Greater Phoenix Jewish community, click below to apply for a strategic initiative grant (formerly a program grant).
Local organizations applying for grants of $5,000 or less now have the option of requesting funding through this expedited process. Applications submitted through the Small Grants process will be reviewed on a streamlined, rolling basis.
Download the form to learn more about Small Grants and apply!
Funding supports general operating costs and provides free tours to students in the Chandler Unified School District to experience Auschwitz Live Virtual Tours, the only live, online tour through history’s most notorious death camp.
Hillel at ASU is the center of Jewish life on campus. Funding supports programing including a new initiative, Hillel Co-op, which convenes students in small groups to address current issues and develop leadership skills.
Grant funding will be used to help expand the JCRC to include leadership and oversight of the JCRC in Tucson to help increase the safety and security of the whole of the Jewish community of Arizona.
The new digital home of Greater Phoenix’s Jewish community, JewishPhoenix aims to connect people to the wide array of programming and opportunities to engage in Jewish life.
The Valley of the Sun JCC serves as a community hub that provides access to cultural, educational, social and health and fitness programs for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Funding will support educational programming including Wise Aging, a program that helps active seniors explore the issues of aging and IGNITE, an 18-month learning series for religious school educators in greater Phoenix.
This 16-week program for married Jewish couples with children uses Torah sources and positive psychology to help improve all areas of their personal lives.
Valley Beit Midrash strives to improve the quality of Jewish life in our community through transformative Jewish education including classes, panel discussions, and scholars-in-residence.
Starting September 2022 -January 2023, AZJHS will feature an exhibit from United States Holocaust Memorial Museum that examines the role of ordinary people in the Holocaust and the variety of motives and pressures that influenced individual choices to act.
This week-long event addresses how we confront the legacy of the Holocaust and other mass genocides, while also raising awareness about current and ongoing threats of genocide and related mass atrocity crimes around the world.
Dedicated to enriching the lives of the senior population in Greater Phoenix, SOS offers programs to educate, and encourage Jewish engagement for seniors, their families, and the volunteers who provide services.
Smile on Seniors West Valley provides Jewish programming, education and experiences geared specifically to the senior and aging Jewish population in the West Valley.
The Center for Jewish Philanthropy’s Senior Rides program provides low-cost rides to Jewish seniors who are unable to drive and in need of transportation.
Funding supports overall programming including the Senior Concierge and Virtual Center that help connect older adults to programs and services they need and want to help them remain active, safe, connected and independent.
Funding provides Shabbat and High Holiday services, Jewish holiday celebrations, transportation to Smile on Seniors Shabbat dinners, and discussions regarding Israel to Kivel residents.
Committed to serving all members of the community regardless of religious affiliation, the Friendship Circle provides support to families of children with special needs.
Funding will provide weekly Shabbat dinners, which are delivered Valley-wide, to families who are referred by Jewish Family and Children’s Service and Jewish Day Schools
Funding supports the launch a network of support that will provide ongoing help – both financial and emotional – for those that find themselves with a BRCA positive diagnosis.
Gesher helps individuals with special needs and their families in the Jewish community to lead fuller lives. A portion of funding supports summer camp assistance for children with disabilities.
Phoenix has the second largest Bukharian Jewish community in the United States. Lehadleek’s goals are offer educational and social programs to bridge the generational gap between the traditional parents and their secular children who are on the brink of assimilation.
Take Away 2k will educate Jewish and non-Jewish Phoenix and Scottsdale teens about antisemitism. The program will be offered at five high schools, followed by a community-wide awareness event created by the teens, under the guidance of NCSY’s senior educator in antisemitism.
JDC’s humanitarian assistance program offers vital services to Jewish elderly living in post-Soviet states who are unable to meet their own basic needs and have nowhere else to turn for support.
This comprehensive program includes counseling and treatment; educational and employment programs, free legal aid, scholarships, social and cultural programming and housing subsidies and transitional housing in Hillel’s emergency shelter for 25 women ages 18-27.
This program provides training and support to help single mothers (ages 19-55), learn necessary skills to find a job so that they can support themselves and their families.
Funding supports the process of Aliyah for Ethiopian immigrants and provides the housing, services, and training needed to assimilate into Israeli society.
Grants made to JFNA partners (JDC, JAFI and World ORT) for services including trauma relief, temporary housing, humanitarian support, transportation, Aliyah and absorption, emergency operations and security.
Mavoi Satum will train a group of former and current mesoravot get (women whose husbands refuse to grant them a get) to become activists. They will use their platform to work inside the Knesset and government ministries to bring about progressive change.
Beating the Odds is an on-going program that offers multi-faceted support and concrete assistance to 18-27-year-olds leaving their foster framework to prepare them for their transition to independence.
The program serves Jewish and Arab children (ages 3-21) from the Jerusalem area with cognitive and physical disabilities, providing them a medical professional and a social worker to address the needs of each child.
Breaking the Bind changes fundamental Israeli policies and laws that undermine, destabilize, and weaken all women but especially women survivors of violence, and the pain and setbacks caused by systematic injustice.
Working in tandem with community leaders to fund vital organizations and programs that make our Jewish community vibrant and seeing those programs in action, brings me such fulfillment. If you are interested in funding programs selected by the Community Impact Committee or want to discuss funding local needs from your Donor Advised Fund, I’d love to speak with you.
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