Goldring Jewish Summer Camp Experience
MAXIMUM GRANT AMOUNT $1,500!
Send your child to camp this summer through an exciting program underwritten by the Goldring Family Foundation and administered by the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana. Experts agree that one of the most effective ways to develop children’s commitment to living Jewish lives is to expose them to a Jewish sleepaway camp experience. Your children will meet other Jewish boys and girls and savor the precious heritage of Jewish traditions while enjoying wholesome summer fun and sports activities.
This wonderful program, established by JEF in 1999, has been funded by the Goldring Family Foundation since 2001. Since its inception, more than 1,520 children have benefited from this program. The Goldring Family Foundation wants to make this lifetime experience available to every Jewish child. Each of your children is eligible for a one-time-only incentive grant of up to $1,500* to attend a nonprofit Jewish summer camp. To meet the criteria for JEF funding, children must be:
- First-time campers at a non-profit Jewish sleepaway camp like those named below. If your child’s camp is not on the approved list, it must provide JEF with proof of its nonprofit status;
- Currently in grades 1 through 9;
- Residents of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas or the Florida Panhandle.
Grants are not based on financial need. Both parents need not be Jewish. Temple or synagogue affiliation is not required. A list of eligible camps can be downloaded here. This list is not inclusive of all eligible Jewish nonprofit camps. *Programs costing less than $1,500 will be funded up to the amount of camp tuition.
APPLICATION FOR SUMMER 2022 OPENS OCTOBER 1, 2021.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2022.
For more information, please contact Miriam Teller at (504) 524-4559 or firstname.lastname@example.org.