Jewish Community Foundation of El Paso seeks
Impact Grant Proposals
The Jewish Community Foundation of El Paso announces that they are seeking proposals from
nonprofit Jewish Agencies, organizations, and Synagogues in the Greater El Paso region to help
enhance Jewish life in the region. The Foundation anticipates that these kinds of grants will be
made yearly and the grants program will be a competitive process. They are seeking 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’re seeking 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. “A good
example of the sort of programming that would qualify for this was a program the Foundation
funded last year called Shalom Shuttle where Jewish seniors in our community could get
transportation to attend either Jewish events or to make visits to the doctor” Cliff stated.
Individual organizations are eligible to apply for up to two grants with a maximum combined total
of $36,000. Multiple organizations working together are eligible to apply for collaborative project
proposals and these collaborative projects are not limited to the $36,000 cap.
All proposals are due by Friday, March 29, 2019 and can be submitted to the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications can be found on the Foundation’s website at jcfep.org.
For more information contact email@example.com or contact Sue at 915-842- 9554.
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