Israel Experience Grants and Financial Assistance:
How it Works
- Find an organized Israel experience program. Need help? Contact us and we’ll help find the perfect program for you or your child.
- Apply for a Passport to Israel grant and/or financial assistance. Read about options and eligibility below.
- Register for your program and grants and/or aid by February 1. If this deadline poses an issue, contact us.
- Questions or don’t know where to start? We’re here to help every step of the way. Contact us at aroemer@Jewishlouisville.org.
Passport to Israel Grants
Passport to Israel grants are open to all Louisville-area residents age 15-24 identifying as Jewish and attending an organized Israel trip that is 21 days or longer. Birthright Israel is not included.
First-time travelers: Youth traveling to Israel for the first time on an organized trip are eligible to receive up to $4,000.
Second-time travelers: Youth traveling to Israel for the second time on an organized trip are eligible to receive up to $2,000.
Israel Experience Financial Assistance
If additional financial assistance is needed beyond the Passport to Israel grants, we want to help. Please note, all applications and inquiries are confidential. Funding is provided through the generosity of individual donors, grants from charitable foundations, the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, and the Federation’s Annual Campaign.