Normally, at this time of year, the Grants and Allocations Committee would be prepaing to review and grant campership requests. Given the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we have placed the process on hold pending more information and guidance from our government and the camps themselves. We will continue to update our website when more information is available. We thank you for your understanding and patience.

The Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut distributes grants from its Endowment each year. The grant application period is open exactly one month before their corresponding application deadlines. All required materials must be included with your application in order to be considered for funding.

Organizations that submit multiple requests in the same granting period must submit supporting documentation with every application (i.e., operating budget, financials, Board of Directors)

All grant applications must be completed using our online application forms.

It goes without saying that the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted plans on all fronts. This certainly includes summer camps. The Jewish Federation of Western CT is very aware of the hardship that this disruption is causing for many families.

We would like to bring to your attention a virtual summer day camp which through the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) we have discovered Camp Ben Frankel. To learn more please visit for the most up to date information on pricing, dates, activities, news, and videos. In lieu of traditional campership grants, our Federation will pay up to 50% of camp costs, not to exceed $250 per child. This campership grant applies to all camps that comply with state regulations.

Camps must reflect the values of the Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut as outlined in its mission statement.

This year’s campership grant process is as follows:

  1. Parents will apply to the camp.
  2. Payment will be made directly to the camp by parents.
  3. The Jewish Federation will reimburse the parent up to 50% of camp costs, not to exceed $250 per child, upon presentation of a paid receipt.

The Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut remains committed to campership and support of our families in these difficult and often perplexing times. Please email Cathy Conti at or call 203-267-7111 x 310 with any questions that you may have.

The Grants & Allocations Committee encourages you to review the entire application before making your decision to apply.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Federation Grants at or 203–267-3177, ext. 316.
(Please note new August deadline)

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For questions, please contact 203-267-3177.

Our Grants Impact

Keren Or

Federation’s Endowment provides generous grant support to Keren Or, the premier center in Israel for care of blind & visually impaired children with multiple disabilities. Hydrotherapy students are in a special program that helps them to acquire a sense of security, increase range of motion, develop communication skills and experience a sense of joy.


Why camp? According to the Foundation for Jewish Camping, Jewish camp weaves Jewish values, culture, and traditions into the fabric of camp, helping campers to connect to their own identity and the larger Jewish community.