Jewish Community Foundation of El Paso seeks Impact Grant Proposals

The Jewish Community Foundation of El Paso seeks proposals annually from nonprofit Jewish Agencies, organizations, and Synagogues in the Greater El Paso region to help enhance Jewish life in the region. They seek proposals that offer programs aimed at either one or both objectives:

1. Providing core human services and

2. Increasing Jewish engagement. Special consideration will be given to collaborative ventures focused on one or both objectives.

“We are fortunate that we have proceeds from the endowment created by the sale of the Chai Manor building to distribute to Jewish organizations within the community” stated Cliff Eisenberg, President of the Foundation.

“The money that was raised in El Paso for Chai Manor came from the Jewish community and so the benefit of the funds should go towards making an impact here. We seek proposals for new programming or for the expansion of a current program. Grants can also be requested with multiple year funding if that is needed.”

Eligibility includes all nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, synagogues and programs with a fiscal sponsor that serves the Jewish population of Greater El Paso. This means someone with a great idea that collaborates with a Jewish organization as the fiscal sponsor would qualify. “Examples of programming that would qualify for Impact Grants include:

ElPasoConnect – programs for 20s & 30s

Borderland’s Café Europa  – bi-monthly program for seniors ages 65+ that include lectures, Shabbat & holiday programming, lunches and more

Jewish Heritage Dinners @ Congregation B’nai Zion

From Sinai to Zion – teen Israel learning, programming & travel

J-CEL/The Cherry Hill School collaborative after-school programs

For more information contact or contact Sue at 915-842- 9554. Download the Application Here. Please email back to and