Grants for Nonprofit Organizations

We also make direct grants to community organizations from our community funds. Our annual grants from our various community funds support a broad spectrum of projects that offer unique solutions to unmet needs. Projects we have funded have ranged from teaching 8th and 9th graders city-wide about southern Jewish experiences and history, to creating new rituals to address lifecycle events such as divorce and medical issues, to training faith leaders to respond to hate-based incidents.

Grants are awarded in each of the following areas:

Innovative and Creative


Youth Impacting Houston



Basic Needs in Houston

Israel Programming

Health & Nutrition

Supporting Community Needs

In 2024, we awarded over $227,000 through our competitive grants cycle to 30 organizations.  A list of partial grant recipients includes:  

  • Chabad of West Houston
  • Congregation Beth Shalom of The Woodlands
  • Congregation Emanu El
  • Goldberg Montessori School
  • Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism
  • Houston Friendship Circle
  • Jewish Family Service
  • Kehillah High
  • Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services, Inc.
  • Yeshiva Torat Emet

HJCF Helps Moishe House to Empower Young Adults in the Jewish Community

Thanks, in large part, to the Houston Jewish Community Foundation, young adults continue to be empowered to build welcoming and accessible Jewish communities for their peers in Houston and in cities around the world.

In just the past three months, Moishe House Houston hosted 15 programs, engaging 70 unique young adults (341 in total touchpoints) – that’s an average of more than 22 participants per program!

Grant Check Presentation at Bellaire Jewish Center

To support summer sports camp school and after school programs on behalf of the Yako Nesim Polkar Fund for Jewish Youth.

The L’Chaim Center Awarded HJCF Grant

A Houston outreach center run by a rabbi who beat cancer twice is the recipient of a $6,000 grant from the Houston Jewish Community Foundation. 

Apply For a Grant

We invite all interested organizations to apply for a community grant.

Step 1:

Complete the Grant Abstract.

Step 2:

HJCF will review all abstracts and invite selected organizations to complete a more comprehensive Grant Application for funding consideration.

Step 3:

Awards are announced!

2023–2024 Competitive Grant Cycle Committee

Nicole Longnecker


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