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Grants

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In 2020, the Foundation distributed more than $478,000 in grants to support a total of 140 local, national and international charitable organizations. The grants helped feed families, enhance spiritual and emotional well-being, strengthen Jewish connections, educate children and adults, provide healthcare, create art and music and assist immigrants and refugees.

Apply for a grant or scholarship

The Foundation administers funds that award scholarships benefiting New Mexicans who are:

  • Jewish students seeking to attend a Jewish enrichment program or camp in the U.S. or abroad
  • Students needing assistance with tuition to attend an accredited college or university

Scholarship opportunities that benefit individuals:

Israel Experience scholarship recipient Israel Experience scholarship recipient

Israel Experience Fund

Assists Jewish students from New Mexico to help finance an educational trip to Israel

Application deadlines: March 1, June 1, September 1, December 1; awards made 30 days later

Neal Isbin Scholarship Fund

In memory of activist Neil Isbin, the fund provides an annual scholarship for the benefit of an Albuquerque-area high school senior who demonstrates achievements or ongoing volunteer work supporting human rights and human dignity and who will be enrolling in an accredited, nonprofit or public university or college in the fall.

Application deadline: May 21; award made June 1

Galit Mares Scholarship Fund

In memory of Galit Mares, the fund provides scholarship awards for the benefit of Jewish youth from New Mexico for Jewish "sleep away" summer camp.

Apply between February 1 and March 15; award made April 15

Irving and Hertha Auerbach Fund for Jewish Identity

In memory of Irving and Hertha Auerbach, the fund provides scholarship awards for the benefit of Jewish youth from New Mexico for Jewish "sleep-away" summer camp.

Apply between February 1 and March 15; award made April 15

The Foundation also manages funds that accept grant applications from charitable organizations:

Jewish Women's Endowment Fund

Provides grants to support programs and services for New Mexico Jewish women and/or children in the areas of education, health, Jewish identity and social services.

Application deadline: February 2, 2022; award made by March 11, 2022

Immigrant & Refugee Assistance Fund

Provides grants to help support needs of immigrants and refugees in New Mexico such as legal assistance, education, workforce development and employment opportunities, and social services.

Applications accepted by invitation in January, 2022.

For information about how to apply for a scholarship or grant, contact our Executive Director, 505-348-4472.