Academic Scholarships

JFCS administers a number of scholarship funds for post-secondary education. If you are interested in applying for any of these funds, complete the Scholarship Application.

Camp Scholarships

JFCS awards camp scholarships to youth in our community each year, providing the opportunity to attend camp to build new life skills, become more independent and connect with peers on a deeper level. View more information

Emergency Auto Repair Assistance

Access to safe and reliable transportation is critical to reducing barriers to employment, educational opportunities, health care, child care and more. One unexpected costly auto repair can quickly snowball to put undue financial strain on a household’s stability. When such a financial crisis occurs, JFCS is here to help. For those eligible, our program can provide a financial assistance grant of up to $1800 in a 12 month period to cover qualifying auto repairs.

You are eligible to apply if you answer yes to at least one of the following:
☐ You are a Hennepin County Resident
☐ You are a Jewish community member that resides in one of the counties we serve (Hennepin, Anoka, Carver, Scott, Wright)
☐ You work for a Jewish organization in Hennepin County

Application & Selection Process:
The online application is available on our website the first (5) business days of each month. After the application period has closed, eligible applications are selected through a random drawing held the next business day. All applicants are notified of their application status within 2 business days. Once the allotted monthly funding has been exhausted, no further assistance will be available until the following month.

>See flyer for more information

Our application is currently CLOSED. The next open application period will begin WEDNESDAY, MAY 1st and close TUESDAY, MAY 7th at 12:00pm. The next drawing will be held WEDNESDAY, MAY 8th.


Food Security Initiatives

JFCS provides emergency and long-term food assistance including emergency food boxes, assistance applying for SNAP and connecting individuals and families with community food resources. Through a working partnership with PRISM Food Shelf of Golden Valley, JFCS extends the capacities of both social service agencies to meet the needs of individuals and families experiencing financial hardship and/or food insecurity. Anyone who is experiencing food insecurity can reach out for assistance.

Kim Mueller, Food Security Program Coordinator
952-417-2118 |

Jewish Free Loan Program (JFLP)

The Jewish Free Loan program provides interest-free loans of up to $7,500 for Jewish residents of the greater Twin Cities area. Applicants must have sufficient income to make the monthly payments, obtain one or two qualified co-signers depending upon the size of the loan, and repay the loan within 24 months.

For information, contact: 952-546-0616