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Foundation Grant Process

Statement of Purpose
As our parents planted for us, so we plant for those who come after.–Talmud Ta’anit

The mission of the Columbus Jewish Foundation is to ensure the continuity of Jewish life and to meet changing needs locally, in Israel and in our worldwide community, through sustainable financial resources. The Foundation develops and manages endowments, planned giving and donor-advised philanthropic funds. Our grants are provided for innovative programs, community development, emergencies facing the Jewish world, and securing community resources for generations to come.

We urge applicants to zero in on their most important and compelling strategic goals. We want to leverage our grants to support programs that will be impactful, help organizations fulfill their mission statement, enable them to stay ahead of the curve, take a long-term view of who and what they are, along with the Foundation’s mission statement.

The Columbus Jewish Foundation accepts grants from eligible 501(c)3 organizations in the areas of Community Grants, Jewish Education & Literacy, Jewish Arts and Social Justice. Learn more about different program areas and types of grants funded in the past.

Our grant committees meet semi-annually to review grant applications. The deadline dates are:

  • 11:59 p.m. on September 15 for fall grant cycle consideration; and,
  • 11:59 p.m. on February 15 for spring grant cycle consideration.

All grants are subject to the approval of the Foundation grant committees and the Board of Trustees.

Application Process: Frequently Asked Questions >>

Staff Credo, Committee Credo, & Notes from the Committees >>

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