Scholarships & Grants
Some of our fundholders at the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation created funds to address issues in a specific area of interest. We are fortunate that our donors fill needs in our community and we are able to make annual grant distributions to worthy organizations and individuals. Whether you are seeking funding as an individual or on behalf of a nonprofit organization, we welcome your interest in these opportunities! Since these grants are available at different times of the year please check this page frequently for new and updated information as it becomes available.
For more information on any of these scholarships or grants please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-615-9351.
Vishnevetsky Family Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community FoundationThis camp scholarship was established to defray the cost for a camper to attend Greene Family Camp. To be eligible, the family must demonstrate financial need. The application process for next summer's awards will open in early 2017 and the application is found on the Greene Family Camp's website at this link.
Dale and Harold Topletz Memorial Camp Chai Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community FoundationVicki Topletz endowed this scholarship in memory of her parents because she knows firsthand how much joy camp can bring to a child. Every summer a camper at Camp Chai will attend a session at no cost. This scholarship is administered directly by the Aaron Family JCC.
Vicki Topletz Camp Simcha Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation.Vicki Topletz was a camper at Camp Chai, and as an adult she was enlisted to become a Camp Simcha counselor, a job she relished for four summers. Now she is the first camper, turned counselor, turned donor! A young camper will attend a session at Camp Simcha each summer with a full scholarship. The Aaron Family JCC administers this annual scholarship.
Priya: A Fund for Jewish Reproduction of the Dallas Jewish Community FoundationThis fund is designed to give support to Jewish couples struggling with infertility. Through community education and fundraising, the fund’s goal is to financially assist families with reproductive difficulties by providing them with grants to help cover part of medical or adoption costs.
Click here to read more about Priya and watch our video. Applications are now open for the June cycle until June 26, with notifications at the end of July.
The Janis Levine Music Women and Children's Endowment Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community FoundationFunding from the Janis Levine Music Women and Children's Endowment Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation has helped organizations that provide for women and children for over 20 years. The 2016 recipients were Dallas Children's Advocacy Center and Promise House. They were each awarded $10,000 to help them continue their great work in serving and protecting some of the most vulnerable women and children in our community. Watch for a new application process in early 2018.
Sylvan T. Baer Foundation Opens Grant Process to Eligible Jewish Organizations in DallasThe Sylvan T. Baer Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. Trustee, was established in 1965 by Mr. Baer in honor of his parents to assist needy and deserving Jews in the Dallas Community. His forethought has allowed the distribution of approximately $7 million dollars. The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, works on behalf of US Trust in identifying and recommending qualified Jewish organizations, such as synagogues, day schools and other Jewish organizations to receive funding.
The submission process is now closed. All agencies will be notified in early 2017 of their award if eligible.
Helen E. Risch Preschool Scholarship Endowment Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
This fund was established to increase Jewish preschool enrollment and provide financial assistance to children who might not otherwise have the opportunity for a Jewish preschool education. Preschool directors apply for this scholarship on behalf of students with financial need.
Teen Israel TripsThe DJCF has many funds that assist in teen travel to Israel. They include the Stephen F. Black Memorial Israel Teen Tour Scholarship Fund, The Otto and Fannie Kriss Teen Tours to Israel Scholarship Fund, the Israel Teen Tour Scholarship Endowment Fund and Daniels Family Israel Education Endowment Fund. Teens wishing to apply for travel to Israel should visit this link.
If the teen is participating on the March of the Living, please look at the eligibility requirements found below for the Daniels Family Israel Education Endowment Fund.
Daniels Family Israel Education Endowment Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community FoundationThe Daniels Family Israel Education Endowment Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, will generously fund the majority of the cost for the March of the Living program, a fantastic international, educational trip. This award is not based on financial need; it will be awarded to one "under-affiliated" Jewish Dallas area high school junior or senior with good grades and secular leadership experience. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!
Applications are closed until fall for the 2018 award.