The Charleston JCC Foundation (CJCCF) Grant Program is an invitation-only competitive program continuing the work of the Charleston Jewish Community Center by providing funding for education, community relations, Jewish culture, and sports. The CJCCF was created in the fall of 2015 following the sale of the Charleston JCC assets. The JCC served the Jewish community for almost 75 years providing many services and programs to the Jewish community from infants to the oldest in the greater Charleston area. Membership in the JCC was open to anyone in the community regardless of race, religion, creed or sexual orientation. The programs to be funded should be consistent with the types of programs provided in the past by the JCC. For instance, 2021 grants supported the Chabad of the Lowcountry to offer tuition support to children attending its pre-school academy, and to Addlestone Hebrew Academy to support events held in connection to Jewish holidays. For more examples of previously funded programs, visit the CJCCF website.

Deadline: July 12th

Criteria for eligibility

  • Organizations serving Jewish residents in Berkeley, Charleston, and/or Dorchester counties with a 501(c)(3) certification. Grants might be considered to organizations that don’t have a 501(c)(3) certificate under special circumstances (e.g. Summerville Jewish groups). The sponsoring agency or organization must be a Jewish group, but could collaborate with a non-Jewish organization.

Application process and schedule

  • Interested applicants can contact Kaela Hammond to be considered for an invitation to apply. Grant applications are reviewed and funding recommendation developed by the CJCCF Board of Directors, with final decisions announced by mid-August.