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Jewish Education & Literacy

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These grants mainly benefit the Columbus Jewish community, with priority given to core Jewish community agencies.  Emphasis is placed on new service initiatives or expanded services that address unmet community needs, unmet agency needs, advance professional development, develop and/or implement new curriculum or program, explore and/or test new Jewish learning environments, approaches, increase agency self-sufficiency, attract new clients, serve new or expanded population, strategic planning, or maximize service delivery.  Technology and capital (not operational) funding can be considered.

Jewish Education & Literacy grants seek to help zero in on the applicant’s most important and compelling mid-term and long-term strategic goals. Through Foundation grant funding, we hope to better align the applicant’s mission and strategic goals with those of the Foundation.   We look to leverage Foundation funding to support programs that will bring about a significant impact in our community, move an organization closer to fulfilling its mission statement, enable providers to stay ahead of the curve with service delivery and strategic planning, and/or propel grantees to take a long-term view of who and what they are.

Certain projects may be eligible for multi-year funding, particularly if they are integral to the successful implementation of clearly defined strategic planning objectives.   Continued funding is contingent upon measurable success in meeting the strategic objectives and available funds.

Click for Jewish Education & Literacy guidelines and core requirements. (PDF)

Click here to apply for a Grant.

COMMITTEE:

Heidi Levey - Chair
Michael Broidy
Janice Epstein
Denise Glimcher
Marcia Hershfield
Shelly Igdaloff
Cheryl Jacobs
Harlan Louis
Dr. Miriam Portman
Nevada Smith
Joy Soll
Michael Talis