Right Start

Many parents see tremendous benefits in sending their young children to a Jewish school that provides an education steeped in Jewish values and with a deep connection to their family’s identity. Right Start offers families in Western Massachusetts or Southern Vermont a tuition subsidy for their children to attend Jewish preschool.

Who qualifies?

An eligible child must be
  • At least 2 years old
  • A resident of Western Massachusetts (Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties) or Southern Vermont (Bennington and Windham counties)
  • Jewish
  • The first child in the immediate family to attend any Jewish preschool for the first time
  • Enrolled in a participating Jewish preschool program that meets at least three days per week for at least a half-day.

What preschools qualify?

The following preschools qualify:

Gan Keshet Preschool 

253 Prospect Street 
Northampton, MA 01060 
(413) 584-3593 x204

Jewish Community Center Preschool 

1160 Dickinson Street 
Springfield, MA 01108 
(413) 739-4715 x312 


Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy Preschool 

1148 Converse Street 
Longmeadow, MA 01106 
(413) 567-8665


What funding is available?

  • One-time tuition subsidy per child
  • Funding is based on the number of days a child is attending
    • $2,000 for five days
    • $1,500 for four days
    • $1,000 for three days

Need help?

For any general questions about Right Start Grant or for questions regarding the online grant system, please contact us at Grants@HGF.ORG


Please note that the Harold Grinspoon Foundation reserves the right to decline any application for any reason.


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