Youth Grantmaking Program
The JCF Youth Grantmaking Program
In 2007, the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix’s B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program was selected as one of only 10 programs nationwide to participate in the Pilot Incentive Grants Program of the Jewish Teen Funders Network, a youth philanthropy project of the Jewish Funders Network. Recognizing the potential of Jewish youth philanthropy programs to empower and educate teens about effective philanthropy and Jewish values, JTFN awarded grants to Jewish communities committed to creating high quality Jewish youth philanthropy programs.
The JTFN grant, along with a generous donation from a local philanthropist, resulted in the formation of the Youth Philanthropy Board and Youth Grantmaking Program at the Jewish Community Foundation. The Youth Philanthropy Board and Youth Grantmaking Program provide dedicated teens the opportunity to make yearly grant recommendations that address local community and global needs.
Youth Philanthropy Board Mission Statement and Funding Priorities
Each year, the Youth Philanthropy Board members develop a unique mission statement, funding priorities, and grantmaking recommendations for their group, based on the causes they care about and the identified community needs.
Recognizing the historic commitment of the Jewish people to social and economic justice for all, the Youth Philanthropy Board of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix provides grant support to programs and organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people in need.
We seek to further our mission by awarding grants that share our values. When this his year’s Youth Philanthropy Board has prepared its mission statement and funding priorities, grant applications will be solicited from organizations and programs that are responsive to those priorities.
To Apply for a Youth Philanthropy Grant
For more information about applying for Youth Philanthropy Board Grants, contact JCF Director of Youth Philanthropy, Andrea Cohen.