While NFTY on a North American level does not have scholarship dollars available, there are a number of local or regional sources:

Most local Jewish Federation offices offer financial aid for teen Israel travel. Take a look at some of the options below, and find your Federation here!


The Jewish Community Foundation in Northern California has funding available for participants from Sonoma and Marin counties, San Francisco, and the Peninsula from Mountain View north.

The Jewish Federation of the East Bay in Northern California has significant funds available for participants from Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, or Solano counties.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles offers grants of up to $500 through their POST Partnership Grant for participants traveling to Israel for the first time on a group trip.

The Jewish Federation of San Diego's My Israel Journey - Teen Subsidy Program offers up to $1,750 for teens from San Diego County.

The Peachy and Mark Levy Youth Scholarship Fund offers scholarships for California participants within the Pacific Southwest Council (NFTY SoCal and NFTY SW) and Camp Newman for NFTY travel programs.


The Jewish United Fund of Chicago offers need-based scholarships for Israel travel for teens coming from the Chicago Metropolitan area.


The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans offers the Edie and Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel Program scholarship for high school students participating in a NFTY summer program.


The Boston Combined Jewish Philanthropies Israel Teen Travel Grant program is on a first come first serve basis. Additional need-based scholarship for teens from the greater Boston area are also available.


The Minneapolis Jewish Federation offers a variety of Israel travel scholarships for teens and young adults.

New Jersey

The Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey's Passport to Israel provides scholarships of up to $1,000 for teen Israel travel.

The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey offers up to $1,000 in Israel scholarships to participants from Middlesex and Monmouth counties.

New York

The UJA- Federation of New York offers Israel Experience Scholarships for high school students in 10-12th grades interested in a teen travel program.


The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati's Israel Travel Grants offer grants of up to $6,500 for teens from the Cincinnati area.

The Jewish Education Center of Greater Cleveland offers both need-based financial assistance as well as a matching Saving for Israel program.


The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland's Chai Israel grant offers up to $2,500 for teen Israel programs.


The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Israel Program Scholarship Aid Fund offers scholarship for teens from the five-county Greater Philadelphia area who wish to travel to Israel . 


The Memphis Jewish Federation offers the Lemsky Endowment Fund for students to participate in summer and/or study and volunteer programs in Israel.


The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas offers need-based Israel travel scholarships.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston offers Israel Travel Scholarships for organized summer trips.


The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle offers need-based scholarships for teen Travel to Israel.

Washington, D.C.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington's Israel Quest program provides funding for participants from the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Need Help Getting to Israel? JNF wants to help you make fundraising for your trip to Israel easier than ever.

Register at www.jnf.org/pyw and start Planting Your Way to Israel!

Through JNF’s Plant Your Way to Israel™ program you can raise money for NFTY in Israel by asking friends and family to plant trees with Jewish National Fund. Half of all funds raised will go directly to JNF forestry projects in Israel, and the other half will be placed in a special account for your trip to Israel. When you register for PYW online you will receive a personal fundraising webpage. You can personalize your PYW webpage with photos and information about your trip, forward a link to family and friends so they can donate online, and watch your fundraising thermometer grow as you reach your goal. Visit www.jnf.org/pyw for more information and to register today! Questions? Contact education@jnf.org or 212-879-9305 ext 263.