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BJH Foundation Grant

Grants to North Carolina and South Carolina Nonprofits
and Agencies to Benefit Underserved Jewish Adults

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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BJH Foundation

Deadline Date:

03/08/19 Emailed or Postmarked by Date


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Grants of up to $10,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to North Carolina and South Carolina nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and synagogues for programs and projects that aim to enhance the lives of underserved older Jewish adults. Funding is intended to support new, innovative, community-based programs that meet a variety of physical, mental, and social needs.

There are 2 priority categories BJH seeks to support. They are:

Health and Wellness Programs that target people who may have multiple, complex, specific mental and/or physical health needs. Some examples include:
- Case Management with a licensed professional or case worker
- Congregational Nurse
- Dementia or memory impairment
- Group Day Care and Respite programs
- Other innovative approaches

Socialization Programs reaching out to Jewish adults whose basic needs may not be met and/or are geographically isolated. Some examples include:
- Community building, education and furtherance of Jewish values
- Food Distribution
- Transportation
- New and Innovative

BJH Foundation aims to help support programs and services that advance the Foundation’s vision. These include:
- Long term community impact.
- Collaboration with other local organizations.
- Participant involvement in social services (volunteer or financial.)
- Applicant organization showing their financial commitment to the program.
- Specific qualitative and quantitative outcomes such as numbers served and measurable impact on lives.
-Uniqueness (non-duplicative of other area programs or services)
- Competent grant management and program oversight.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179259

Estimated Size of Grant:

Health and Wellness: up to $50,000 per year.
Socialization Programs: up to $10,000 per year.

Term of Contract:

Generally, one-year grants will be awarded.

However, grants for the health and wellness category may be funded for a possible duration of three years. Yearly approval will be required. For multiple year funded projects, grant amounts could decrease in year two and three with hopes the program will be self-funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

BJH Foundation welcomes grant requests from nonprofit organizations that:
- Are classified as a 501(C)(3) charitable organization as determined by IRS regulations, unless you are affiliated with another tax-exempt organization such as local government, school, or synagogue; and
- Serve older Jewish adults in North and South Carolina.

Foundation resources cannot be used for:
- The cost of nursing home care or other residential or medical care costs.
- Support of substantial construction, renovation, or capital campaigns.
- Partisan or "for-profit" organizations.
- Political purposes or contributions.

BJH Foundation provides project start up and enhancement funding, not permanently recurring expenses. Preference is given to organizations that use grant funds for direct services to Jewish adults rather than maintaining program operations.

Note: Awards for ongoing operational support of an organization are very limited and discouraged.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2019 BJH Foundation grant application must be emailed or postmarked by March 8, 2019 along with all supporting documents.

A qualifying organization can submit UP TO 5 grant applications. Multiple proposals should be ranked in order of funding priorities with #1 highest and #5 lowest in priority.

Preference is also given to organizations that use matching funds or partial funding from their organization, an outside organization or foundation, i.e., leverages its resources.

Grant recipients will be announced by May 31, 2019.

Grant Guidelines:

Contact Information:

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

Submit the application to:
BJH Foundation
PO Box 10383
Greensboro, NC 27404

Wendee M. Cutler, Executive Director
Phone: 336-854-8400

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina;   South Carolina