Jill Fox Fund



Within the three focus areas of autism, childhood mental illness and childhood obesity, grants must be used specifically for:

  • The cost of medical/healthcare services, equipment or treatment and in support of the well-being of children, adults and families with medical/healthcare needs and limited resources.
  • Costs that are not paid for by other sources (e.g. medical insurance, government agencies, health associations, community organizations, public or personal resources).
  • Items not covered by insurance.  For example, even though insurance typically covers durable medical equipment, items that provide therapeutic benefits to individuals with certain medical conditions and/or illnesses, may items are often denied.  These items include things such as: specialized car seats, bath chairs, strollers, positioning chairs, and assistive technology items.

  • Specialized therapies, care at a distant specialized medical center, alternative care, and private educational assessments are among other expenses not usually covered by insurance.


Grants are based on financial need on a first-come, first-served basis.

Individuals and families requesting a grant must fill out, in its entirety, an application form. This form must reflect financial circumstances that indicate a need for large amount of funds. This information may include, but is not limited to number of people in the household,  extraordinary out-of-pocket medical/healthcare expenses and other daily living needs.

Each grant request is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  The amount of the grant depends upon many factors.  Over the years, grants have ranged anywhere between $50.00 and $3,000.00.  

The Fund was created to provide a “last resort” resource for medical and healthcare needs, thus other available funding resources must be pursued first. 


Individuals interested in accessing funding should contact Rachel Turniansky at rturniansky@cjebaltimore.org or 410-735-5022.

Access the online application here

More information about the Jill Fox Memorial Fund can be found at www.jillfoxfund.org

There are many hidden financial costs of parenting a child with special needs including expenses relating to health care, routine care and reduced employment income.  CJE and The Jill Fox Memorial Fund are pleased to be able to bring this valuable benefit to qualifying families.

The Jill Fox Memorial Fund, Inc. is a supporting foundation of The ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Balitmore.  The Fund provides grants to people of all ages, races and religions.  It is a nonsectarian, public charity.  The Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education promotes and facilitates lifelong learning that nurtures Jewish identity and strengthens Jewish Community.

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