Jewish Camp Scholarships and Teen Israel Funding

Jewish Camp Scholarships

The Center for Jewish Philanthropy is pleased to announce limited, need-based scholarships for Jewish children living in Maricopa County to attend Jewish summer camps in the United States. Funding priority is given to overnight, immersive experiences.

Eligible campers must be entering grades K-12 in the Fall and enrolled in a program hosted by a nonprofit organization. Programs in Israel — even those sponsored by camps — are not eligible for this funding.

Teen Israel Experience - Grossman Incentive Grants

The Harold & Jean Grossman Teen Israel Experience Incentive Grant Fund was made possible through a generous endowment established by Harold (z”l) & Jean (z”l) Grossman to encourage Jewish teens to participate in teen/peer Israel experience programming.

Eligibility & Requirements

Jewish teens can apply if:

  • They are a legal resident of Maricopa County, the area served by the Center for Jewish Philanthropy.
  • Are enrolled in the 10-12th Grade (including the summer following graduation).
  • The program must be at least 16 days in Israel, run by a non-profit organization.
  • Have not already received the Grossman Teen Israel Experience for a prior trip.
  • Program is run by (or has a fiscal agent) that is a US non-profit organization. Before applying to the CJP for funding, please inquire with your program if they have an “American Friends of” or a fiscal sponsor they work with. The CJP cannot make grants to organizations that are not US non-profit organizations. 

This is NOT a needs-based scholarship program, this is an incentive grant.

Program Content: In order to receive funding toward an Israel program, it must include all the following:

  • Countrywide excursions led by trained madrichim/teachers/guides
  • Individual participation as part of a larger teen/peer group experience
  • Lectures, discussions regarding the history of Israel and contemporary issues facing the country

Apply now

  1. Complete the Application Form,
  2. Sign parent and participant agreement,
  3. Israel Program Verification to be filled out by your program found here: Will finalize this form
  4. One Reference Letter by a non-family member
  5. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis for any upcoming Israel trip

Funding Available:

The incentive grant awards are made based on program duration. This is not a needs-based grant.

  • Summer or winter break programs (16 – 21-day programs) $750
  • Summer experiences (minimum of 22 days) $1,000
  • Semester programs $1,800
  • School year program $2,500

Limited need-based funding is also available, please apply HERE or contact teenisrael@phoenixcjp for more information.

Do you have questions about CJP's Jewish Camp Scholarships and Teen Israel Funding?

By giving your child the opportunity to attend camp or travel to Israel, you’ll be helping them grow, learn, and have fun in a supportive and enriching environment. Contact us now to learn more and start planning their transformative experience.

Andrea Cohen
Director Youth Philanthropy & Community Engagement
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