Nonprofits and synagogues seeking funding up to $3,000 for programs that impact the Jewish community in Greater Middlesex and Monmouth Counties.
Seed Funding Gets Innovative Ideas Off the Ground
Opportunity grants are one way the Federation links intellectual and financial resources to address communal needs.
Individuals, synagogues, and non-profits may apply if their initiative expands the array of Jewish opportunities and programs that currently serve our community, as well as expand entry points and other initiatives that engage people in Jewish life.
Projects might relate to cultural, educational, spiritual, or social aspects of Jewish life. For example, pop-up trucks, musical mash-ups, Shabbat dinners, and service projects are just a handful of the possibilities.
The Federation has already approved more than $67,000 for programs including two Jewish camp fairs; training for college students to combat anti-Semitism on campus; a peer group for grandparents whose children have intermarried; and an educational campaign informing community leaders, physicians, and the public about genetic diseases prevalent in the Jewish community. These grants are part of the Federation's commitment to engage community members in ways that are relevant, innovative, and meaningful.