We support Jews here, Israel, and overseas, as well as provide local programming that builds Jewish knowledge, identity, and community.


We TRANSFORM LIVES and BUILD COMMUNITY through the support of individuals, organizations and advocacy efforts.

We CULTIVATE JEWISH IDENTITY and connection, engaging our community through enriching programs and experiences.

We SUPPORT ISRAEL and the Jewish people worldwide, advocating on key issues in providing humanitarian assistance.


Your gift to the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples does a world of good here in Naples, Israel, and Overseas. Each year, the Allocations Committee, comprised of community volunteers, carefully determines how your funds will be allocated to the following organizations:

Local Programs & Beneficiary Agencies

Annual Community-wide Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting
Anti-Semitism Task Force
Baker Senior Center
Beth Tikvah Congregation
B’nai B’rith Youth Organization Naples (bbyo Naples)
Catholic-Jewish Dialogue
Cardozo Legal Society
Chabad Jewish Center of Naples
Florida Gulf Coast University Chabad
Financial needs-based scholarships for Jewish sleep away camp and for Israel experience
The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center
Israel & Overseas Committee
Greater Naples Jewish Book Festival
Human Needs Award
Jewish Community Relations Council
Jewish Congregation of Marco Island
Jewish Historical Society of Southwest Florida
Jewish Russian Cultural Alliance (JRCA)
Jewish Young Professionals of Greater Naples
Jewish War Veterans Post #202
Men’s Cultural Alliance (MCA)
Mix & Mingles: 40-50
Naples Jewish Congregation
Patricia J. Adkins Youth Leadership Award
Stand up for Justice Award
Temple Shalom
Women’s Cultural Alliance (WCA)

National, Overseas and In Israel

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
American Friends of Leket Israel
Anti-Defamation League
Birthright Israel
Ethiopian National Project (ENP)
Friends of the Arava Institute
Hillel International
Jewish Agency For Israel (JAFI)
Jewish Federations of North America
Jewish National Fund
Neve Michael
Sapir Community Center, Kfar Saba
World ORT
Yad LaKashish


The Federation proudly offers scholarships and grants to help deserving students and one educator annually, that exemplifies teaching tolerance. 

Collier Educator Grant "Stand Up For Justice"

$1,000 grants will be made to the educator whose lesson(s) and/or activity(s) is selected as best meeting the criteria.

Requirements are due by February 2, 2024

For more information, please click here.

Patricia J. Adkins Youth Leadership Award

The Jewish Federation of Greater Naples, Patricia J. Adkins Youth Leadership Award will be given to honor the achievements of Greater Collier County high school seniors demonstrating leadership in their activities at their respective congregation and/or BBYO youth group. They will be recognized for their successful balancing of Jewish leadership, high school academics, athletics and clubs, and community service.

A one-time award of $2,500 each will be given to 2 deserving seniors. This scholarship will be used to further their education at an accredited college, university, or vocational school.

Deadline for submission of Patricia J. Adkins Youth Leadership Award application, essay, resume, transcript and references is February 2, 2024.

Summer Sleep-Away Camp/Israel Experience Scholarship

The Jewish Federation of Greater Naples has a proud tradition and responsibility of helping our Jewish youth with scholarships for various Jewish camps and programs available throughout the country and the world. One of our priorities is a focus on our youth and youth-related programs, as they represent the future of our Jewish community.

Scholarship deadline is February 2, 2024.

If your child is thinking about camp, a leadership program, Birthright trip, March of the Living or other Jewish experience, start your research soon. Just do a search of “Jewish Summer Camps” and you will be surprised at what you can find. If your child is a BBYO member, check out www.bbyo.org for some options, too.

You can always call the Federation office for guidance at 239.263.4205, or email Renee' here for additional information.

All requests are kept confidential.

JELF (Jewish Educational Loan Fund)


The Jewish Federation of Greater Naples is proud to work in partnership with JELF to help local Jewish students reach their academic goals. Higher education costs are rising and JELF is meeting the need through providing 0% interest loans to Jewish students.

All qualifying applicants must be:

  • A permanent resident of FL, GA, SC, NC, and VA (excluding metro DC) (they can, however, attend any U.S. accredited school)
  • Enrolled full-time in a program leading to a degree or certificate
  • In good academic standing
  • A U.S. citizen, or have lawful immigration status
  • Able to provide a designated co-signer that lives in the U.S.
  • Planning to accept federal subsidized and unsubsidized loans (FAFSA application required)

JELF loans are intentionally designed to help cover costs associated with the educational and living expenses that other financial aid often does not cover, such as travel, rent, food, and books. JELF’s 0% interest loans help save borrowers thousands of dollars in high interest-bearing debt each year.

The JELF application is open each year from January-April for students seeking assistance for the next full academic year and again in August-September for students that need assistance for spring and/or summer semesters.

To apply, or for more information please visit www.jelf.org.

Judaism on Campus: College Resources & Scholarships for Jewish Students

The guide includes everything Jewish students need to know about college:

  • Factors to consider when choosing a college
  • How to find Jewish communities on campus
  • Scholarships for Jewish students, with direct links to applying online
  • How to deal with any anti-semitism issues on campus

More Information

Hillel International Jewish Scholarships across the U.S. Click here.