We administer a wide variety of grants that provide financial assistance for educators, schools, institutions and families. Each grant program has separate requirements and timelines which are listed on the grant application forms and is carefully designed to respond to important community needs such as: educator support, Jewish identity building and psycho-educational testing.

The board and staff are appreciative of our funders, the Charles Crane Family Foundation and the Associated Jewish Federation of Greater Baltimore. We are also grateful to partner with so many community institutions to help inspire Jewish educational opportunities and fulfill vital needs.

Jewish Education Enhancement Projects (JEEP)

For institutions that do not receive an Associated allocation, to deepen the Jewish education experience and reach new learners.


Crane Full-Time Teacher Benefit

For educators who work full time in Jewish early childhood, congregational or day schools.


Applications for 2023-2024 are now being accepted.  Deadline to submit applications is May 17, 2024

We administer funds from the Charles Crane Family Foundation for stipends to eligible full-time congregational school, early childhood and day school educators. These stipends are a gift for committing to full time teaching. Full time teaching is defined differently in each setting. Please read the letters below to see if you qualify.


For Day School and Early Childhood Educators

For Religious School Educators

Crane Professional Development Grants

Reimbursement for educators who work in Jewish schools and attend professional development experiences or for day schools to hold professional days for their staff.


CRANE School Based Professional Development Application

Day school administrators can request and receive funding toward in-house professional development for a group of faculty. The maximum annual allocation per school is dependent on school enrollment size.

This grant is for day schools only. Congregational schools and congregational and community preschools can access funding through the Congregational School/Preschool and Community Preschool Professional Development Grant below.

Congregational School/Preschool and Community Preschool Professional Development Mini Grant

Resources for professional development programming in congregational schools and congregational and community preschools.


Community Fund for Israel Experiences

CFIE provides limited need and merit based scholarships to high-school and first year post-high school students who are residents of Baltimore City/County to experience Israel.


STARS (Student Testing Assistance Referrals & Support)

Reimbursement for specialized educational or other testing to support day school students.



Grants are available for sign language interpreter expenses for eligible Jewish community and school events and supporting the captioning of Jewish videos.