JTEN Grants available for the 2017-18 academic year!


The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando is excited to announce the fourth year of The Jewish Teen Education Grant Program. JFGO is now accepting grant requests for the 2017-18 academic year. All proposals must be submitted in electronic format to jten@jfgo.org no later than Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Applications will be reviewed by a Grant Committee of the Jewish Federation. Grants will be announced on or before August 1, 2017.


Jewish Teen Education Grants are intended to be for ongoing, academic Jewish teen educational programming.


Guidelines are as follows:

  1. Programs must consist of at least 8 classes, with 4 sessions occurring in the fall/winter semester (August through Dec. 31) and 4 classes in the spring semester (Jan. 1 through May 31). 
  2. Courses must cover at least one of the following areas of concentration: Hebrew, Jewish History, Israel, Text study, Holocaust, Jewish Values/Mitzvot, Jewish service learning with a Jewish education component.
  3. Courses must be taught by qualified teachers who have a strong Judaic background, college degree, and are positive role models for teens.
  4. Courses must be open to all teens, regardless of affiliation, at the same cost for members and nonmembers.



  1. Grants are available to 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organizations, whose mission is compatible with the mission of the Federation.
  2. Recipients must acknowledge the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando in all publicity materials.
  • The JTEN Partnership logo must be on all publicity materials.
  • A sample of your publicity materials must be provided to the Federation with your application electronically to jten@jfgo.org or by mail.
  1. Applicants should be able to demonstrate positive measurable outcomes.
  2. Each applicant may submit only one proposal, but may be listed as a co-applicant or collaborator on additional proposals. We encourage collaborative programming.
  3. Grants must be used during the project’s specified timeframe (August 2017 through May 31, 2018); any unused funds shall revert back to the Federation.
  4. Grants may not be used for any other program or for other organizational operating expenses.
  5. Any prospective changes to the program grant must be put in writing and discussed with the Federation prior to any adjustments.
  6. Grant recipients must provide the Federation with a current teen mailing list, including address, phone number and email.
  1. Recipients must participate in JTEN’s monthly educators meetings and the planning of JTEN's Community-wide Teen Education Day programs (fall and spring). Additional participation may include:
  • Assistance from a teacher or educator in planning the day.
  • Appointing a teen leader as a representative of your organization.
  • Appointing a parent volunteer to help with the logistics of the day.
  • Promoting the teen day to your teens and parents.
  • Having a group of teens from your organization participate the day of the event.
  1. Recipients must complete mid-year (semester) and end of year final reports at the end of a funding cycle. 


Application Process

All proposals must be submitted online using the link below no later than 5 pm July 5, 2017.  The Grant Committee will review all proposals for conformity to the parameters of the RFP prior to acceptance and may ask for clarifications.


If you have any questions or need guidance, please contact us at 407 645-5933, or jten@jfgo.org


We look forward to working with you to fund and implement new and innovative Jewish educational programs for the teens in our community!