Grants & Funding Opportunities

The Macks Center for Jewish Education administers a wide variety of grant funds that provide financial assistance for educators and their programs. Each grant program has separate requirements, which are listed on the grant application form.

>>Jewish Education Enhancement Projects (JEEP)
CJE administers JEEP grants on behalf of THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. JEEP grants provide funding to help congregations and Jewish organizations enhance their efforts to engage Jews in positive Jewish experiences. Projects should do the following:

  • Increase the number of people engaged in Jewish educational experiences
  • Bring in new learners by reaching a wider target audience
  • Enhance the quality of those experiences
  • Increase the amount of programming provided

Questions?  Please contact Terri Rosen at or 410-735-5008.

JEEP Cover Letter
JEEP Online Application
Printable Version of Application
JEEP Eligibility Guidelines
JEEP Fillable Budget - Please download this form, fill out digitally and upload with your application.

Applications for 2020 are due on January 14, 2020

>>Crane Full-Time Teacher Benefit
Stipends for full-time teachers. Please read the letters below to see if you qualify.

Applications for 2018-19 are no longer being accepted. Please check back in April 2020.

Letter to Congregational School Educators
Letter to Day School and Early Childhood Educators

Please note that as of FY2015, the Crane Foundation is no longer offering grant money to reimburse educators for health insurance expenses.

>>Crane Professional Development Grants
CJE administers funds from the Charles Crane Family Foundation for professional development stipends to eligible congregational school educators, early childhood educators and day school educators. Educators can receive reimbursement for half of their professional development expenses, up to a maximum of $1,000 per year or $1,500 for credit-earning college courses, per educator. In addition, Crane offers schools funding toward in-house professional development, with a limit of $6,000 per school, per year.

Applications must be submitted online using the link below and must be signed online by your principal in order to be considered complete.   Receipts and proof of completion, such as a grade or certificate of attendance, can be uploaded to the application or emailed separately to Terri Rosen.   Please contact Terri if you have any questions at 410-735-5008.

CLICK HERE to read our FAQs for this grant.

Applications for the December 2019 round are now closed.  The new application due in May 2020 will be posted online at the end of January.

Crane Professional Development Application for Educators

Crane Professional Development Application for School-Based Workshops
(for Day Schools Only. Congregational schools - see information in next section)

>>Congregational School Professional Development Grant
CJE offers up to $1,000 per school of professional development funding. Schools must be in Baltimore City or County. Other restrictions may apply.
Apply here
For more information about this grant, please contact Terri Rosen at or 410-735-5008

>>Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University Scholarship
Aside from the above CJE administered opportunities, The Baltimore Hebrew Institute offers scholarships for graduate students who meet specific criteria.
For more information, contact Alyssa Sapia at or 410-704-7118.

CJE is an agency funded by THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.