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The Grants Committee of the Jewish Community Foundation of the West has been given the responsibility of distributing grants from several funds.

Transportation Support for the Jewish Elderly

This fund is designed to facilitate the transportation needs of the Jewish community. Qualified applicants will be Jewish 501(c)(3) organizations in the Greater Sacramento area. To apply, please email pam.herman@jcfwest.org and provide the following information:

  • Cover Letter
  • Contact Information
  • Proposed use of funds
  • Amount Requested

2017 Grant Available: $2464

Grant Application Deadline: May 5, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED to July 15, 2017 at 5pm
Anticipated Award Date: August 15, 2017

Madeline Rosenthal Goodwin Memorial Scholarship

Theodore and Susan Goodwin established this fund in memory of his late mother, who was a life-long community activist as well as a strong believer in education and community service. The Scholarship is designed to support students who are pursuing a career path to improve society in such fields as community development, the needs of a particular community or population, counseling, education, environmental protection, innovative social or economic development. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) and is a resident of the Sacramento region.

To apply, please submit the following information to JCFW via email to pam.herman@jcfwest.org

  1. An essay of 500-1,000 words addressing the following questions:

    1. How have I contributed to Tikkun Olam during the past year? Examples of Tikkun Olam include, but are not limited to, teaching, tutoring, organizational work, volunteering at community centers to serve low-income people, seniors, people with disabilities, or to promote environmental protection, innovation or justice.

    2. How will this scholarship enable me to practice Tikkun Olam while I am a student next year?

    3. How will my past and future Tikkun Olam activities further or supplement my academic and career goals?

  2. Applicant’s most recent transcript covering at least the last two academic years through December 2016 or January 2017.

  3. A 1-2 page resume describing the applicant’s academic accomplishments, field of focus or major, extracurricular activities and career goals.

  4. A letter of recommendation from a Jewish community professional (such as a rabbi, cantor or educator) describing the applicant’s involvement in the Jewish community or a letter from another adult who is familiar with the applicant’s Tikkun Olam activities.

  5. A letter explaining the applicant’s financial need for the scholarship and how it will help the applicant in college and in Tikkun Olam activities.

  6. The applicant must have lived in the greater Sacramento region (includes North and South Lake Tahoe, Stockton, Chico, and Nevada County) during at least the one year before she/he commenced or will commence college studies. However the applicant may attend a certified community college, four-year college or university anywhere in the United States. Explain how this requirement is met in your resume. The scholarship is not available to graduate students.

The scholarship will be paid to the college or university where the winning applicant is enrolled to cover tuition, books or related academic fees for the 2018-2019 academic school year.

2017 Grant Available: $1000.00

Grant Application Deadline: May 5, 2017 at 5pm
Anticipated Award Date: June 15, 2017

Phillips Campership Endowment Fund

This fund is designed to support Jewish Summer Camps in the greater Sacramento area. Qualified applicants will be Jewish 501(c)3 organizations running summer camp programs in 2017. To apply, please email pam.herman@jcfwest.org and provide the following information:

  • Cover Letter
  • Name of Camp
  • Dates of Camp
  • Camp Budget
  • Anticipated Attendance
  • Anticipated Scholarship Requests from Attending Campers
  • Camp Brochure (where available)

2017 Grant Available: $357

Grant Application Deadline: May 5, 2017
Anticipated Award Date: June 15, 2017

William and Sedelle Belson Campership Endowment Fund

This fund is designed to support Jewish Summer Camps in the greater Sacramento area. Qualified applicants will be Jewish 501(c)3 organizations running summer camp programs in 2017. To apply, please email pam.herman@jcfwest.org and provide the following information:

  • Cover Letter
  • Name of Camp
  • Dates of Camp
  • Camp Budget
  • Anticipated Attendance
  • Anticipated Scholarship Requests from Attending Campers
  • Camp Brochure (where available)

2017 Grant Available: $415

Grant Application Deadline: May 5, 2017
Anticipated Award Date: June 15, 2017

William Belson Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund is designed to provide need-based scholarships to students attending Shalom School in Sacramento, California or other need-based scholarships for students attending institutions of Jewish Learning in the greater Sacramento area. Qualified applicants will be Jewish 501(c) 3 organizations running educational programs between August 2017 and July 2018. To apply, please email pam.herman@jcfwest.org and provide the following information:

  • Cover Letter
  • Name of Educational Program
  • Dates of Educational Program
  • Program Budget
  • Anticipated Attendance
  • Description of process for determining individual need

2017 Grant Available: 456

Grant Application Deadline: May 5, 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED to July 15, 2017 at 5pm
Anticipated Award Date: August 15, 2017

Youth Philanthropy Endowment Fund

This fund is designed to support educational activities surrounding youth and teen philanthropy. Qualified applicants will be Jewish 501(c)3 organizations running educational programs between July 2017-June 2018. To apply, please email pam.herman@jcfwest.org and provide the following information:

  • Cover Letter
  • Description of Program
  • Anticipated Attendance
  • Program Budget
  • Description of how the grant money will be used

2017 Grant Available: $727

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED to July 15, 2017 at 5pm
Anticipated Award Date: August 15, 2017