The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix has announced that limited, need-based scholarships are available for Jewish children residing in Maricopa County to attend Jewish summer camp in the United States. Scholarships are available, thanks to the generosity of the Molly Blank Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, endowment funds established at the Jewish Community Foundation by Jack Bromfield and by the families of Labe Eric Targovnik and Kenneth Maltenfort, and by generous donors to the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix.
Funding priority is given to overnight, immersive experiences. Programs in Israel do not qualify, even if sponsored by a U.S. camp. Day camp assistance will be awarded after overnight camp grants are made.
According to studies, children with pivotal Jewish camp experiences are more likely to become adults who value their Jewish heritage, support Jewish causes, and take on leadership roles in their communities.
FINANCIAL AID REQUIREMENTS:
- Requests should be viewed as “last resort” funds for families who would otherwise not be able to attend. All other applications and awards must be disclosed to the JCF.
- Children must be entering grades K-12 at the time of camp to be eligible. Pre-K camp is not eligible.
- Campers must be enrolled in a program. Funding will not be granted unless the camp confirms their enrollment. Funding will be sent directly to the camp.
- The camp must be a qualified nonprofit organization.
- All campers who receive assistance of any amount are required to write a general thank you note that can be shared anonymously with our generous donors.
The application is available at jcfphoenix.org or using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/2020JCFcamp
Applications must be received by March 2, 2020, and all applicants will be notified by email no later than April 20, 2020.Families seeking assistance with Jewish summer camp programs, should also consider the following:
- Request assistance from the camp directly.
- Your synagogue, rabbi, or Temple Auxiliary Organization may have discretionary funds available.
- Your child’s religious or day school may provide camp scholarships.
Additionally, Jewish Free Loan offers interest-free loans to help families send their children to camp. For more information, visit jewishfreeloan.org or call 602-230-7983.
For more information, please contact Andrea Cohen, Jewish Community Foundation Youth Philanthropy Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-699-1717.