Jewish Life Grants


Students at Noe Middle participate in Kentucky Center for the Arts’ arts-based holocaust education program, funded by JHFE.

Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence provides funding opportunities to reduce barriers for Jewish individuals and their families to engage in Jewish life, and to flourish as individuals and members of a larger community.

We seek requests for funding that align to one or more of our Jewish Life focus areas:

  • Spiritual, cultural, and social programs to grow individuals’ Jewish identity and sense of belonging and connection to the Jewish community.
  • Programs and initiatives that strengthen Jewish organizations.
  • Programs in the broader community that celebrate and build awareness of Jewish culture, heritage, history, and contributions.

Application Period

In 2022, the Jewish Life funding application will be by invitation only and accessible March 1 through March 18. Interested applicants may contact Jaime Jorrisch, Jewish Life Program Officer, with questions or to discuss project ideas.

Recent Grantees

Centre College of KentuckyCentre College of Kentucky
Chabad of KentuckyCommunity Foundation of Louisville (Give for Good)
Community Foundation of Louisville (Give for Good)Congregation Adath Jeshurun
Congregation Adath JeshurunCongregation Anshei Sfard
Congregation Anshei SfardJewish Community of Louisville
Jewish Community of LouisvilleJewish Family & Career Services
Jewish Family & Career ServicesJewish Federation of the Bluegrass
Keneseth Israel CongregationKeneseth Israel Congregation
Kentucky Institute for Torah EducationKentucky Institute for Torah Education
Louisville Beit Sefar YachadKentucky Torah Day School
Louisville High School of Jewish StudiesLouisville Beit Sefar Yachad
Temple ShalomLouisville High School of Jewish Studies
The Temple – Congregation Adath Israel Brith SholomNational Council of Jewish Women, Louisville Chapter
Temple Shalom
The Bunbury Theatre
The Temple – Congregation Adath Israel Brith Sholom
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville

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