If your organization is applying to CFJS for the first time, you must complete the Letter of Intent form first.

Grants are awarded to meet a variety of physical, mental and social needs of Jewish seniors.
CFJS desires to support new, innovative, community-based programs. CFJS invites potential grantees to help develop methods to identify underserved Jewish seniors.

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

CFJS is dedicated to enriching the lives of Jewish seniors residing in North and Suoth 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/project
  • Specific qualitative and quantitative outcomes such as numbers served and measurable impact on their 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
  • 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

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 attachments (list at end of application.) It must be received with an electronic date stamp via email by 5:00 pm or USPS postmark no later than midnight on March 10, 2023.
  • A legally recognized signature (handwritten or electronic) is required on the Application Grantee Acknowledgement page. This acknowledges the information submitted is accurate, information will be provided upon request and proper acknowledgement will be included as outlined.
  • CFJS doe NOT fund core agency salaries or general overhead provided by existing pre-grant budgeted staff.
  • Grant recipients will be announced by June 30, 2023
  • All Grant recipients are responsible to provide requested feedback on their program/project (forms will be distributed). Failure to complete the form may impact eligibility of future grants.
  • CFJS provides project start up and enhancement funding, not permanently recurring expenses.

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
  • And 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 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 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.
  • Political purposes or contributions.