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.
2019 – 2020 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. The Youth Philanthropy Board will award grants to organizations and programs that promote interfaith dialogue, religious pluralism and mutual respect with practical programs that bridge religious and cultural difference and combat prejudice in schools, youth programs, religious institutions, and/or community organizations in the Greater Phoenix community and Israel.
We seek to further our mission by awarding grants that share our values: This year’s grants program will support the work of organizations bringing together groups to foster greater understanding, respect, and change the way people treat one another through the appreciation of our differences and similarities.
Proposals are no longer being accepted for the 2019- 2020 grant cycle. For more information about applying for future Youth Philanthropy Board Grants, contact JCF Director of Youth Philanthropy, Andrea Cohen.
To Apply for a Youth Philanthropy Grant
Contact JCF Director of Youth Philanthropy, Andrea Cohen.