Right Start

Many parents see tremendous benefits in sending their young children to a Jewish school that provides an education steeped in Jewish values with a deep connection to their family’s identity. Unfortunately, for some families cost can be prohibitive. The Right Start Grant reduces the financial barriers to an early Jewish education by offering families in Western Massachusetts or Southern Vermont a one-time tuition subsidy for their first child to attend Jewish preschool.

Who qualifies?

An eligible child must be
  • At least 2.9 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 two days a 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


Need help?

For any general questions about Right Start Grant or for questions regarding the online grant system, please contact us at [email protected]


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

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