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.

 

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.


 

A LIMITED NUMBER OF NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE

 

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

IMPORTANT DATES

NOVEMBER 1, 2017 - JANUARY 31, 2018: Applications Accepted

FEBRUARY 23, 2018: Grant recipients notified of grant award

MARCH 23, 2018: Funds sent to Camps

For information on this program,
please contact:

Andrea Eiffert

941.552.6308

aeiffert@jfedsrq.org