Apply for a Grant

The Columbus Jewish Foundation uses an internet grant application management (IGAM) system and no longer accepts paper grant applications. The directions below  should answer your questions about the online application process. Internet Explorer version 8 or higher or FireFox version 18.0.1 or later work best. Please enable your cookies if asked to do so. If you have further questions, please contact Director of Grants Susan Tanur at 614-338-2365.

To access our online grant system, you first must create an IGAM account.  You only will need to create an IGAM account one time. As long as you have not forgotten nor misplaced your IGAM My Account password, you can access IGAM at your convenience. If you forget or misplace your IGAM My Account password, the Foundation is unable to retrieve it for you, and you will need to create a new IGAM account and start a new application. Your account allows access to your saved and submitted applications at any time. It also allows us to send you email messages, such as receipt of your application. When you create your account, you will receive an automatic email with your tracking number and a link to the log-in page of your online applications. Save that link, as you will use it to log-in and access your saved applications.

To open your existing IGAM Account to begin a new application or to continue working on a saved application, click here to access yourMy Account“.

STEP ONE: Create an IGAM account
Click here To create an account:
a. At Account Login, click “New Applicant?” and then click “Continue” to create your account.
b. Enter your email address.
c. Create a My Account password (5-25 alphanumeric characters; it is not case sensitive).
d. Confirm your My Account password.
e. Write your My Account password down as you will use this password to access saved and submitted applications and each time you want to submit a new grant application.

STEP TWO: Access Application
Choose which application you wish to access and click on the appropriate link:
Spring Grant Application
Spring Grant Renewal Application
Mini Grant Application

Once you have opened your My Account, you then will be prompted to enter a grant application form password – this password is different from your My Account password. Please enter the password provided at orientation. If you do not know the grant application form password, contact the Foundation at 614-338-2365.

STEP THREE: Tax ID and Prescreening

Next you will need to enter your organization’s Tax ID No.
If your Tax ID is recognized by the IRS, you then will be asked to complete the application prescreening quiz. If your Tax ID No. is not recognized, please click the “Contact Us” tab on the top of the application to contact the Foundation’s Director of Grants.
a. Prescreening is designed to help you determine if your proposal qualifies for grant consideration.
b. Once you have successfully completed the prescreening quiz, you will be able to access the grant application form.
c. If you have answered the questions and are unable to access the application, it is likely that your proposal does not meet the requirements for funding. If you feel that your proposal does meet the requirements for funding under our Grant Guidelines, please click the “Contact Us” tab at the top of the application to discuss your proposal with the Foundation’s Director of Grants.

STEP FOUR: Complete the Application and Documents then Submit

a. You must complete all required sections of the application.

b. There are two Foundation documents you will need to apply for a grant: A Grant Budget and a Grant Signature Page (electronic signatures are not acceptable; this document requires original handwritten signatures).   Right click on “DOWNLOAD”, select “Save As” to save documents to your computer before completing each form. You will need to rescan the completed “Grant Signature Page” in order to upload this attachment.

c. Attach these and other required forms to your application.


Budget Form for new and mini-grant applications. DOWNLOAD >>

Renewal Grant Budget Form DOWNLOAD >>

Grant Signature Page DOWNLOAD >>


It may be helpful to first type your answers into a Microsoft Word Document. This will allow you to use the word count and spell-check features. When your answer is finished, copy and paste it into the online application. (The online application will not retain any Word formatting.)

You do not have to complete the entire application at one time. You may save your application by clicking the “Save and Finish Later” button at the bottom of the application form.

When you are satisfied that your application is complete, click the “Review and Submit” button at the bottom of the last page. Proof carefully.  After you have reviewed your application, click the “Submit” button.

Print a copy of your application for your records. An automated email will be sent to you from stanur@tcjf.org when your application is received. If for some reason you do not receive confirmation within three days, please contact us. Remember to check your spam, junk and/or bulk mail folders for this email.