Community Grants

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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, complement or improve existing community services, increase agency self-sufficiency, attract new clients, or maximize service delivery.  General operating support is not provided, but technology and capital funding can be considered.

Community Grants can be awarded for a wide range of programs, including those addressing social service needs, leadership development, health and Jewish family needs, strategic planning and outreach.  These grants seek to help zero in on the applicant’s most important and compelling strategic goals.  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.

Community Grants Guidelines and Core Requirements (PDF)

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Nevada Smith, Chair
Margey Cheses
Babette Feibel
Joy Gonsiorowski
Shelly Igdaloff
Debora Kane
Sherri Lazear
Heidi Levey
Greg Munster
Jody Scheiman
Arlene Weiss
Jim Winnegrad
Dr. Claire Wolfe