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PROPEL Innovation Grants

Grants to Georgia Nonprofits and For-Profits for
Innovative Programs that Benefit the Local Jewish Community

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Foundation / Corporation

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Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

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Grants of up to $60,000 to Georgia nonprofit organizations and businesses in eligible communities for creative initiatives that benefit the local Jewish community. A first phase application is required prior to submission of the full proposal. Funding is intended to support innovative programs, products, and services that address current problems and build community vibrancy. Funded projects must serve the Jewish Atlanta community.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta seeks leaders with the drive and commitment to launch sustainable projects for social good. The Federation's Propel Grants accelerate Jewish innovation in Atlanta by investing in transformative, creative, and community-driven projects and technologies that reimagine Jewish life in Atlanta and catalyze positive change. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164717

Number of Grants:

The funding source anticipates supporting 8-10 projects.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards are up to $60K.

Term of Contract:

Funds must be used during the specified grant time, FY21 (July 2020-June 30, 2021).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applying organizations may be nonprofits (501c3), for-profits, or hybrid organizations.

Propel grants must be serving the Jewish Atlanta community.

Anything in the teen ecosystem (teens, parents of teens and teen educators) is not eligible for Propel grants. (All teen funding is facilitated by JumpSpark.)

Pre-Application Information:


- January 22 – February 5: Propel application open
- February 13: All applicants notified of invitation to proceed to phase 2
- February 28: Phase 2 application due
- March: Applicants reviewed by Federation professionals & community committee
- April 6: Finalists invited to interview
- April 22: Interview day for finalists*
- Late May 2020: Funding decisions announced
- July 2020: Grants begin, funds distributed

*If selected, it is highly recommended that you are available to be at the Selig Center on April 22. You will have an opportunity to elaborate on your application and participate in an interview where separate think tank committee members will address any aspects of the application in depth.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online, see URL for Full Text below (scroll down and click on "Apply Here", or access directly at

For any questions about the application or the Propel Grants in general, please contact the Innovation Manager, Russell Gottschalk, at

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
The Selig Center
1440 Spring Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

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USA: Georgia: Atlanta

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