JEWISH OVERNIGHT CAMP GRANTS

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, in partnership with local philanthropists, offers incentive grants for Jewish children planning to attend not-for-profit Jewish overnight camps for the summer.

 

The impact of Jewish camp lasts a lifetime. Children benefit from Jewish camp experiences by learning to value their Jewish heritage. Campers grow to become active leaders in the Jewish community. In fact, children who attend Jewish summer camp are more likely to join a synagogue, support Jewish causes, and become rabbis, Jewish educators and community lay leaders.

 

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GRANT GUIDELINES

  • Parent(s) and child(ren) must  be Jewish, must have resided full-time in Sarasota or Manatee County for the past year and must be legal residents of the United States.
  • The grant money may not be used for a deposit or travel expenses to and from camp.  
  • Parents must provide proof of camp deposit for each child before any funds will be released by the Federation.  
  • Funds will be paid directly to the camp. 
  • Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

GRANT PROGRAM-SPECIFIC GUIDELINES

NEED-BASED GRANTS

  • Need-based scholarships are available for children attending non-profit Jewish overnight camps
  • The Wides Summer Camp Scholarship provides limited number of grants to attend camps designed to accommodate children with special needs

INCENTIVE GRANTS

  • Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis for children attending non-profit Jewish overnight camps

PLEASE NOTE: Families who have contributed to the Federation’s current campaign will be given priority in the selection process for incentive grants.​

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IMPORTANT DATES

NOVEMBER 1: Application window opens for the 2019 Summer Camp Season

JANUARY 25, 2019: Application window closes

For information on this program,
please contact:

Andrea Eiffert

941.552.6308

aeiffert@jfedsrq.org