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The 2016 Community Impact grants process begins in January.

To begin the application process, please click here to submit your Letter of Intent. This is a new and required first step in the process this year. This brief submission will enable our grants committee to identify 25–30 organizations who will be invited to submit full proposals.

Organizations will be notified by February 25 whether a full proposal will be accepted. At that time, you will be sent the 2016–17 Request for Proposals (RFP) format. Full proposals will be due on March 28, 2016, and grants will be announced in June, following our annual meeting.

We are soliciting proposals in two categories:

Sustaining support grants of up to $40,000 ($50,000 for day schools) will be available to organizations that are at least five years old and have a minimum operating budget of $500,000, to provide unrestricted operating dollars for existing work.

Programmatic support grants of up to $15,000 will be available to organizations that are less than five years old, or have a budget of less than $500,000 to support both new and existing programs. Special consideration in this category will be given to projects addressing Jewish identity and engagement for preschool through high school students, Federation's core priority.

If you have questions about eligibility or your proposal concept, please contact Alison Stein, Community Impact Program Officer, at 510.809.4911 or alison@jfed.org.