Jewish Phoenix is home to a number of organizations that provide financial support to members of the local Jewish community. From day school and camp scholarships to interest-free loans for things like home repair, these organizations are there for you in your time of need.
Center for Jewish Philanthropy of Greater Phoenix
CJP of Greater Phoenix provides needs-based scholarships for Jewish children living in Maricopa County to attend Jewish summer camps in the United States. Funding priority is given to overnight, immersive experiences. Eligible campers must be entering grades K-12 and enrolled in a program hosted by a nonprofit organization. Contact Andrea Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Chabad Tuition Organization
Taxpayers filing in Arizona have the opportunity to redirect a portion of their state tax dollars for scholarships to private schools. Arizona’s tax payers may now redirect up to $2,435 a year in state tax dollars to a “private school tuition organization” and receive a dollar for dollar tax credit when filing a state income tax return. The Chabad Tuition Organization (CTO) aims to ensure every child receives a proper Jewish education. For those unable to afford the full cost, CTO provides scholarships by calculating a family’s “estimated financial contribution to education” and assisting in the difference. Visit jewisheducationaz.com for more information about both the tax credit program and scholarships.
Jewish Family & Children’s Service
A program of Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS), Helping Hands is an emergency assistance fund that provides specific, short-term financial assistance to Jewish individuals or families in Maricopa County who are otherwise unable to meet their basic needs. Through generous grants and donations, we assist those who may have lost their job, endured illness, suffered a loss, or had other unexpected financial hardship. Must meet criteria to qualify. Visit jfcsaz.org for more information.
Jewish Free Loan
Jewish Free Loan (JFL) provides interest-free loans to enhance the quality of life of Jewish Arizonans. Since inception, thousands of individuals and families have been able to continue their education, travel to Israel, start a business, tend to medical/dental needs, experience Jewish summer camp, adopt a child, provide a loved one with a Jewish burial, avoid eviction and navigate numerous other life experiences without the worry or burden of compounding interest. JFL offers a variety of ways to assist individuals and families in financial distress as well as those looking for a little extra help. Visit jewishfreeloan.org for more information and to apply.
Jewish Tuition Organization
The Jewish Tuition Organization (JTO) was established in 1999 with the goal of ensuring no child is denied a Jewish day school education because of the cost. Since then, the JTO has been privileged to make a difference in the lives of students in the Phoenix area by awarding more than 6,800 scholarships to students at six partner schools. As a school tuition organization (STO), the JTO is able to raise funds for these scholarships through the dollar-for-dollar Arizona Private School Tax Credit. JTO distributes more than 650 scholarships per year worth more than $4 million. Visit jtophoenix.org for more information and to apply.
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