Foundation / Corporation
Columbus Jewish Foundation
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Grants to Columbus, Ohio nonprofit organizations for programs and activities that benefit the Jewish community. Funding is intended to support both new initiatives and the expansion of existing services in the areas of Jewish Arts, Social Justice, Community Services, and Jewish Education and Literacy.
The Columbus Jewish Foundation awards Grants and Mini Grants as follows:
- Community Grants: Grants can be awarded for a wide range of programs, including those addressing social service needs, leadership development, health and Jewish family needs, strategic planning and outreach. Grants from the Community Grants Fund mainly benefit the Columbus Jewish community, with priority given to core Jewish community agencies. Emphasis is placed on new service initiatives or expanded services that address unmet community needs, complement or improve existing community services, increase agency self-sufficiency, attract new clients, or maximize service delivery. Technology and capital funding may be considered.
- Jewish Education & Literacy: Grants may be awarded for classroom and beyond the classroom programs, including curriculum development, collaborative educational programs and strategic planning. Funding can include programs for preschool-age children through adults. Grants mainly benefit the Columbus Jewish community, with priority given to core Jewish community agencies. Emphasis is placed on new service initiatives or expanded services that address unmet community needs, unmet agency needs, advance professional development, develop and/or implement new curriculum or programs, explore and/or test new Jewish learning environments, approaches, increase agency self-sufficiency, attract new clients, serve new or expanded population, strategic planning, or maximize service delivery. Technology and capital funding may be considered.
- Jewish Arts: Grants are made to enhance greater public awareness of the Jewish arts in Central Ohio. Emphasis is on stimulating greater public appreciation for the arts in Jewish life through arts programs of high artistic merit; promoting and enhancing participation in Jewish art activities and events; or encouraging activities furthering the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of visual, performing and/or media arts with Jewish content and/or relevance to the Jewish experience. Programs not specific to the agency’s clients (such as students) are open to the community (such as concerts, art exhibits). Eligible proposals may include dance, literature, music, theater, visual arts, Jewish historical exhibits, public performances or exhibitions, or the creation of new works.
- Social Justice: Grants from the Social Justice Fund mainly benefit the greater Columbus community, with priority given to collaborative programs and those that engage Columbus’ diversity community. Emphasis is placed on new service initiatives or expanded services that address unmet community needs and complement of improve existing community services. Grants seek to fund programs that address social injustice; provide leadership to and funding for local Jewish social action programs; advance positive relations between the local Jewish community and other groups; and educate local leaders regarding issues important to the Jewish community. Grants can be awarded for a wide range of programs, including those addressing illiteracy, tolerance, anti-Semitism, and community-bridging.
Proposals must support the agency mission, including any short-term and medium-term initiatives. Programs must have measurable goals/objectives and a strong evaluation plan.
The Foundation also accepts:
- Special and unique professional development requests
- Synagogue requests that are inclusive, community-oriented, and/or collaborative projects
- Proposals for capital (building-related) or technology funding
GrantWatch ID#: 139892
Mini Grant funding caps are as follows:
- Community Grants and Jewish Education & Literacy Grants - $1,000 for community organizations; $2,500 for Jewish community organizations
- Jewish Arts - $2,500
- Social Justice - $1,500
FY19 Available Funds
Community Grants: $82,850
Jewish Education & Literacy: $90,000
Jewish Arts: $57,000
Social Justice: $19,000
Certain projects may be eligible for multi-year funding. Multi-year grants are approved for a one-year period and may be extended for up to two additional years, subject to evaluation and review.
Project Start Dates:
- Fall applications must start January 1 or later.
- Spring applications must start July 1 or later.
Projects must end 18 months after the program start date.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For the 2018 Fall New Grant Application portal: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_5878?SA+SNA&FID=35014
For the 2018 Mini Grant Application portal: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_5878?SA=SNA&FID=35009
For questions, contact:
Columbus Jewish Foundation
Robins Center for Philanthropy
1175 College Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209
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