Holocaust Remembrance – We Can NEVER FORGET!

We recently observed Yom HaShoah – Holocaust remembrance. In commemorating the Holocaust last week, it is so very poignant to see how words that are said can be strong and telling indicators of serious actions that may follow. GrantWatch shares in commemorating this solemn period in our history by providing listings of grants currently available to help individuals and communities address the issues of this occasion with opportunities to both help assist Holocaust survivors and/or establish or strengthen a community’s crisis readiness.

As a result of the reminder of the impact of the Holocaust, hopefully, going forward, the right words will be said and positive actions taken so that this kind of tragedy will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN and that NEVER AGAIN should anything like this occur in the future.

Below are statements and information that help shed light on the simple beginnings of the Holocaust and the creation of the #ItStartedWithWords campaign.

Words and Gestures Led to the Holocaust #ItStartedWithWords

Below is a list of grants and other community funding opportunities for increased Holocaust education and awareness.

Holocaust Education and Holocaust Survivor Assistance Grants and Awards

  1. Awards to a teacher and a citizen for their contributions to education addressing the Holocaust or other human rights abuses. Moreover, eligible nominees for the teacher award are K-12 public or private school teachers for courses taught or activities held within the past five years. The award for a citizen honors Holocaust survivors or scholars of the Holocaust or other human rights abuses.
  2. There are grants to organizations to provide support for elderly Holocaust survivors. Funding is for a range of services, including socialization programs, emergency assistance, and health and medical-related services. Funding is also for transportation, food programs, case management, and homecare and housekeeping services.
  3. In addition, grants to eligible nonprofits, agencies, school districts, and churches to enable educators to visit the United States Holocaust Museum or the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center. Funding supports Holocaust education opportunities for individuals, religious leaders, and educators.
  4. Grants to nonprofits to promote justice/inclusiveness and vibrancy in Jewish communities. Funding supports general operating and program costs. Funding can also be for Jewish film projects.
  5. There are grants to nonprofits for programs and projects that benefit older adults. Funding is to improve the lives of elderly Jewish individuals. In fact, priority focus areas include Holocaust survivors, dementia care, and community connections.

Grants for Holocaust Education and Tolerance Programs, and Grants Addressing Antisemitism

  1. Also grants to nonprofits and institutions for Holocaust-related educational-activities. Funding is for projects regarding the persecution of Jews by the Nazis. Eligible projects align with one of the following areas of interest: documentation, education, research, new media, and film.
  2. Grants to nonprofits for a wide range of projects and programs that benefit Jewish communities. Funding is for capital projects and general operating support. Funding also supports Holocaust education and tolerance programs.
  3. There are grants of $4,000 to psychologists and graduate students for research projects and programs addressing antisemitism. As a result, funding is for the development, design, or implementation of research projects or programs that reduce antisemitism or mitigate its effects. Please note that this grant exclusively supports psychological researchers using psychological theory.
  4. In addition, grants of up to $400 to teachers for educational programs about the Holocaust and related topics. Topics include antisemitism, human rights, discrimination, racism and genocide. Funding is for specific programs and activities not included in the (current) budget. Grants will be awarded to teachers in public, private and parochial schools.
  5. Lastly, grants of $20,000 to eligible libraries, schools, organizations, and health departments to address crisis readiness, prevention, and response. Funding is for activities and programs that respond to emergencies and natural disasters in the community, using the phases of preparedness, mitigation, recovery, and response. Examples of local emergencies include hate crimes.

The Bottom Line

We hope this has helped to gain a better understanding of the Holocaust and that you’re able to use grants to increase awareness to help ensure that this grim reminder of the past can lead to a more peaceful and promising future.

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