Thank you for your interest in CFJS’s Jewish Seniors Grant Program. The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm EDT on March 13, 2024. After completing this application, a copy of your submission will be sent to your email address.

**If your organization is apply for a grant for the first time, you MUST first complete the Letter of Intent form found on the CFJS website and receive approval.

In order for our Foundation to make a decision regarding your application, you must include all information requested. All applications will be reviewed by the Board of Directors. You will be notified of the Board’s decision in June, 2024.

Only one application is required for multiple program/project requests.

CFJS is dedicated to enriching the lives of Jewish seniors residing in North and South Carolina communities through programs/projects sharing Jewish values and ideals.

CFJS aims to help support programs/projects and services that advance the Foundation’s objectives.

These include:

  • Long term community impact
  • Collaboration with other local organizations
  • Participant involvement in social services (volunteer or financial)
  • Applicant organization showing their financial commitment to the program
  • Specific qualitative and quantitative outcomes such as numbers served and measurable impact on lives
  • Uniqueness (non-duplicative of other area programs or services)
  • Competent grant management and program oversight

The following are program/project examples that CFJS seeks to help with financial support.

  • Case Management with a licensed professional or case worker
  • Community building, education and furtherance of Jewish values and ideals
  • Congregational Nurse
  • Dementia or memory impairment
  • Combatting Isolation
  • Food Distribution
  • Group Day Care and Respite programs
  • Transportation

CFJS is open to other innovative approaches.

The long-term impact of the program/project must be described.

Grants are generally funded up to $50,000 per program/project, especially for 1st time grants.


CFJS designates one grant annually to be awarded in memory of Al Herman, Past President and long-time supporter of the Blumenthal Jewish Home for the Aged as well as a past member of the CFJS Board. In the event that none of the grant requests address food relief for the Jewish needy, the Board will, at its discretion, designate an alternate grant in memory of Al Herman.


CFJS designates a grant(s) from the Charlotte, NC area annually to be awarded from a special endowment fund created by the Madans family.


CFJS welcomes grant requests from nonprofit organizations that:

  • Are classified as a 501(C)(3) charitable organization as determined by IRS regulations, unless you are affiliated with another tax-exempt organization such as local government, school or synagogue.
  • Organizations that serve Jewish older adults in North and South Carolina
  • Grant awards are based on the merit of the program, its potential impact, how well it meets the priorities and focus area of CFJS, availability of funds and quality of the application.
  • Awards for ongoing operational support of an organization are very limited and discouraged. Preference is given to organizations that use grant funds for direct services to Jewish seniors rather than maintaining program operations.
  • Preference is also given to organizations using matching funds or partial funding from their organization, an outside organization or foundation, i.e., leverages its resources.
  • Preference will be given to those organizations that comply with grant guidelines, reporting requirements and achieve positive outcomes.
  • If your organization is applying for the first time, the Letter of Intent form must be completed first with permission given to complete the grant application.
  • The grant cycle is July 1 to June 30.



CFJS resources cannot be used for:

  • The cost of nursing home care or other residential or medical care costs.
  • Support of substantial construction, renovation, or capital campaigns.
  • Partisan or “for-profit” organizations.


DIRECTIONS and important items to remember:

  • A qualifying organization can submit 1 application with requests for multiple programs/projects.
  • Complete and submit an application with the required uploaded materials (list at end of application.)
  • A legally recognized signature (electronic) is required on the Application Grantee Acknowledgement page. This acknowledges the information submitted is accurate and information will be provided upon request.
  • CFJS does NOT fund core agency salaries or general overhead provided by existing pre-grant budgeted staff.
  • Grant recipients will be announced by the end of June 2024.
  • All Grant recipients are responsible to provide requested feedback and or additional due diligence on their program(s).
  • CFJS provides project start up and enhancement funding, not permanently recurring expenses.

We are excited to learn more about your organization and the programs/projects you offer Jewish seniors within North and South Carolina. We look forward to reviewing your Grant Application.

If you have any questions concerning the grant or the application process, please email Rachel Wolf, Executive Director, at