Jewish Community Foundation launches new Israel Discovery Fund

A new Jewish Community Foundation Israel Discovery Fund will provide funds to 501(c)(3) organizations in Southern Arizona that in turn select Jewish and non-Jewish participants for organized trips to Israel.

The fund is managed through the JCF’s competitive grants process. The application deadline is Nov. 17; funding will be available in February 2015. Funded trips must take place within the following two years.

“We celebrate the vision and intent of our donors. This new fund encourages the celebration of differences by enhancing respect and relationships between Jews and those of other religions and cultures, and fosters a positive image of Israel and positive relations with Israel,” says JCF CEO Tracy Salkowitz.

For an application or more information, contact JCF Program Officer Allie London at allie@jcftucson.org or 577-0388. The Israel Discovery Fund is made possible by the Shaol & Evelyn Pozez Endowment Fund and the Beren Family Scholarship Fund.