CJP Funding

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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.

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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).

Small Grants

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!

2022 Grants
Community Engagement

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East Valley Jewish Community Center

General Support and Auschwitz Live, Virtual Tours for Students

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.

$ 0

Hillel Jewish Student Center at ASU

General Support and Hillel Co-Op

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.

$ 0

Jewish Community Relations Council

Expansion of JCRC Work Statewide

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.

$ 0


Community Website

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.

$ 0

Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center

General Support

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.


$ 0

Bureau of Jewish Education

General Support, IGNITE – Inspire and Empower Today’s Jewish Educators, and Wise Aging

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.

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Shabbat Project Arizona

Life Purpose, Empowered Marriage, and Parenting: How to Overcome Stress, Negativity and Anxiety

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.

$ 0

Valley Beit Midrash

Education Programs

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.

$ 0

Oasis School, Forming Critical First Year Connections

$ 0

Pardes Jewish Day School

$ 0

Phoenix Hebrew Academy

$ 0

She’arim Torah High School

$ 0

Torah Day School:

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Yeshiva High School of Arizona

Holocaust Programming

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Arizona Jewish Historical Society

Life in Shadows: Hidden Children and the Holocaust

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.

$ 0


Center for Jewish Studies, Genocide Awareness Week

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.


$ 0

Chabad of Arizona

Smile on Seniors (SOS)

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.

$ 0

Chabad House

Smile on Seniors West Valley

Smile on Seniors West Valley provides Jewish programming, education and experiences geared specifically to the senior and aging Jewish population in the West Valley.

$ 0

Center for Jewish Philanthropy

Senior Rides

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.

$ 0

Jewish Family and Children’s Service

Jewish Community Services, Virtual Center for Senior Enrichment, Senior Concierge

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.

$ 0

Kivel Campus of Care

Jewish Services and Programs

Funding provides Shabbat and High Holiday services, Jewish holiday celebrations, transportation to Smile on Seniors Shabbat dinners, and discussions regarding Israel to Kivel residents.


$ 0

Chabad of Arizona

Friendship Circle

Committed to serving all members of the community regardless of religious affiliation, the Friendship Circle provides support to families of children with special needs.

$ 0

Ezras Cholim

Shabbat Dinners for Jews in Need

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

$ 0

Minkoff Center for Jewish Genetics

BRCA Positive Support Network

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.

$ 0

Gesher Disability Services

General Support and Camp Assistance for Children with Disabilities

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.


$ 0


Jewish Youth Outreach

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.

$ 0

West Coast NCSY

Take Away 2K

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.

Israel & Overseas

$ 0

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

General Support and Humanitarian Assistance for Elderly Jews in the Former Soviet Union

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.

$ 0

Hillel – the Right to Choose

Support for Ex-Ultra-Orthodox Women, Single Mothers and Children

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.

$ 0

Itworks – Empowering People

Single Mothers from Poverty to Stability

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.

$ 0

Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI)

General Support and Absorption of Ethiopian Immigrants in Israel

Funding supports the process of Aliyah for Ethiopian immigrants and provides the housing, services, and training needed to assimilate into Israeli society.

$ 0

Jewish Federations of North America

Ukraine Relief

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.

$ 0

Mavoi Satum

A World Without Agunot

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.

$ 0

Orr Shalom for Children and Youth at Risk

Beating the Odds

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.

$ 0

Shekel – Inclusion for People with Disabilities

Medical Supervision at the Hettena School/Day Center

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.

$ 0

Women’s Spirit – Financial Independence for Women Survivors of Violence

Breaking the Bind

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.

Questions about CJP funding?

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.

Sheryl Quen
Vice President, Community Impact
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