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2015-16 Community Impact Grants

The Jewish Federation and The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay invite your application to the 2015 Community Impact Grants process.

Grants are awarded annually from the Federation’s Annual Community Campaign and the unrestricted assets of Foundation’s Permanent Community Endowment (PCE). Last year, the grants awarded totaled nearly $420,000 and many proposals received additional support through the generosity of individual Foundation donors.

Our community grants process has been redesigned over the past two years as a result of our 2012 strategic plan, the 2013 Community Planning Table conversations, and the successful launch of our new education initiative, Sprout: Helping Jewish Families Grow Together in fall 2014.

This year, grants will be awarded in three funding areas:

  • Sustaining Support Grants: Provide unrestricted operating support to community institutions for existing programs and services that benefit any Jewish target population or address any identified need.
  • Core Priority Grants: Support programs that advance Federation’s core priority of preschool through high school Jewish learning.
  • Sprout Initiative Micro Grants: Initiate innovative programs, events, or experiences that foster an expansive and welcoming community and increase access to Jewish life.
  • Organizations are limited to one application. Funds awarded in June 2015 will be distributed in January 2016.

    Download the RFP documents here:
    RFP Cover Letter (PDF)
    RFP Budget Worksheet (Word Document)
    Community Impact RFP Form (Word Document)

    The proposal deadline is Monday, April 6, 2015 and late proposals will not be accepted.

    Before applying for grants, please consult our eligibility guidelines to determine the fit between your proposal and our strategic goals.

    If you have questions about your eligibility, or your proposal concept, please feel free to contact Dana Sheanin, Senior Director of Community Impact: 510.809.4934 or dana@jfed org.