Funding available to campers

Jewish Community Foundation offers need-based summer camp scholarships – deadline is March 6.

The Jewish Community Foundation has limited, need-based scholarships available for Jewish children from Maricopa County to attend Jewish summer camp in the United States. Scholarship requests should be “last resort” funds, supplementing financial aid provided by the camp, family, synagogue and all other possible sources. Applicants must be in grades K-11 for the current school year. Priority is given for those attending overnight camps.

Funding is made possible by a generous grant from the Molly Blank Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation and endowment funds established at the Jewish Community Foundation by Jack Bromfield and by the families of Labe Eric Targovnik and Kenneth Maltenfort for the dual purposes of reducing the financial burden of camping on Jewish families and encouraging Jewish families to enroll their children in an immersive Jewish camping experience. “Thanks to the generosity of these donors, scholarships awarded in 2016 helped more than 80 local children attend Jewish camps,” says Richard Kasper, president and CEO of the Jewish Community Foundation.

Completed scholarship applications must be received by the Jewish Community Foundation no later than noon on March 6. To apply online visit

For more information, or to make a contribution to the Bromfield, Maltenfort or Targovnik camp scholarship endowment funds, contact 480-699-1717.

One Happy Camper program helps first-time campers

The One Happy Camper program is not a scholarship; it is an incentive grant that provides need-blind grants of up to $1,000 to families with children attending nonprofit, mission-driven Jewish overnight camp for the first time. One Happy Camper is a program of the Federation in partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Camp and Jewish overnight camps across North America. Eligibility and grant amounts are determined by the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix in coordination with the

Foundation for Jewish Camp. Eligibility is typically based on:
• Where you live
• Past overnight nonprofit Jewish summer camp experience
• Length of stay at camp
• Type of school your child is currently enrolled in
• Grade your child will enter the fall after camp
• Whether your child identifies as being Jewish

Donations made to Federation (designated to the One Happy Camper program) fund campers. Please note: Currently, the Federation has a waitlist and has utilized all funding for summer 2017.

For more information, contact Jennifer Gale at
480-481-1752 or

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