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Jewish Community Fund (JCF) applications will open in the summer of 2023. If you have any ideas about Women of Vision, Bernard and Etta Weinberg Fund or Jewish Federation Real Estate (JFRE) Fund, click here to submit your idea. If you are not yet registered in GivingData, email us at grants@jewishphilly.org.

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Jewish Community Fund (JCF)

The Jewish Community Fund is the core of the Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign, our main source of unrestricted dollars to take care of our own communities and help those in need locally, in Israel and around the world.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has long been guided by our mission of mobilizing financial and volunteer resources to address the communities’ most critical priorities locally, in Israel and around the world. We take care of vulnerable people who need help, engage informed and compassionate communities in repairing the world and energize Jewish life and Jewish learning. To advance this mission, Jewish Federation works closely with partner organizations who share our values and offer programs that sustain members of our communities, strengthen connections to Jewish life, and promote a universal responsibility for Jews both in Israel and across the globe. Our currently funded projects are based around the following broad themes: Serving Vulnerable Populations, Shaping our Jewish Future and Connecting with Israel.

Women of Vision

The Women of Vision Foundation impacts the lives of Jewish women and girls across generations and geographic boundaries through strategic grantmaking, advocacy, and educational programs leading to social justice and social change. Two-year grants will be awarded to programs in the Greater Philadelphia/ Israel (depending on the funding cycle) area that bring about social change and/or social justice primarily for Jewish women and/or girls.

ELIGIBILITY

Organizations that have a national footprint or are headquartered outside the Greater Philadelphia area is eligible to apply. But organizations may only apply for programs taking place in the Greater Philadelphia area, specifically one or more of the following counties: Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery, and Israel (depending on the funding cycle).

New and existing programs are eligible for consideration.

Programs must be focused primarily on Jewish women and/or girls.

An organization must have its own IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation.

Applicants are eligible for grants between $5,000 and $36,000 per year, but consideration will be given to larger requests.

Programs must focus on one of the following target areas: health & safety, empowerment, or economic security among women and/or girls primarily in the Jewish community.

Bernard and Etta Weinberg Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

The Bernard and Etta Weinberg Fund, a restricted fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, awards grants to projects in the Greater Philadelphia area — including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties — in three areas: providing geriatric counseling and care management, services for older adults ages 60+, and Jewish education. Programs that feature collaboration with other agencies, service providers and funders are strongly encouraged. Multi-year funding requests (of up to three years) will be considered for organizations serving clients in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Eligibility:

Projects must focus on one of the following target areas: services for older adults ages 60+, including geriatric counseling and care management, or Jewish education.

Organizations considered must serve a significant number of individuals, but do not necessarily have to be “Jewish” organizations.

New, pilot or expansion of existing projects will be prioritized.

Projects that have received funding for three years in a row are not eligible to receive grants until the next funding cycle.

Jewish Federation Real Estate (JFRE) Fund

The JFRE Fund significantly contributes toward tangible and enduring capital needs aligned with the Jewish Federation’s priorities. Grants are awarded to capital projects in the Greater Philadelphia area, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, and in Israel and overseas. This fund supports capital projects that allow for a new acquisition, new construction, a substantial expansion, or rehabilitation of an existing service/construction or the replacement or renovation of a deteriorated capital asset. Projects that enhance the quality of Jewish community life, link the Jewish community with its heritage, contribute to usable community infrastructure, or serve as a resource for children, youth, and adults are strongly encouraged.

Eligibility:

  • New and existing projects are eligible for consideration.
  • Housing and security projects will be prioritized.
  • Funds can be used to support capital projects that allow for a new acquisition, new construction, a substantial expansion, or rehabilitation of an existing service/construction or the replacement or renovation of a deteriorated capital asset.
  • The grant amounts will range between $5,000 and $50,000 for a one-year grant; however, larger grants are possible.
  • Projects should enhance the quality of community life, link the community with its heritage, contribute to usable community infrastructure, or serve as a resource for children, youth, and adults.
  • Organizations in Greater Philadelphia must have its own IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation. Organizations in Israel be a registered Amuta with Rasham Ha’amotot and maintain its Malkar status.

How to apply:

The application period has closed for 2022 proposals. The JFRE Fund will open again in February 2023.

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