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Grants to USA Jewish Students to Promote Interfaith Discourse on College Campuses

Innovation Grants


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Funding Source
Avi Schaefer Fund
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Important Dates
Deadline: 02/05/16 Save

Grant Description
Grants ranging from $250 to $1,000 to USA Jewish graduate and undergraduate students for Jewish political and interfaith projects. The purpose of this grant is to instill students with the tools to engage in open and civil discourse. Students must apply in partnership with an approved campus partner organization.

The Fund offers grants to develop programs and initiatives on campus in the following areas of interest:

1) Promoting open and respectful discourse within the Jewish community, specifically surrounding conversations about Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

2) Fostering interfaith understanding and cross-cultural encounters.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Pre-Application Information
Winter Innovation Grants are due February 5, 2016, and campuses notified by February 19, 2016 for programs that will take place during the remainder of the academic year and in the Fall 2016.

Submit a Letter of Inquiry online by the deadline:

ASF will review the letters of inquiry and invite a selected number of campus groups to submit a full proposal.

The grants will be issued directly to the partnering organization, after the approved project has been completed. Campuses may receive only one Innovation Grant per academic year.

Estimated Size of Grant
$250 - $1,000

Term of Contract
Programs will take place during the remainder of the academic year and in Fall 2016.

Contact Information
Rabbi Arthur and Laurie Gross-Schaefer

Avi Schaefer Fund
P.O. Box 62139
Santa Barbara, CA 93160

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