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Current Opportunities: JFRE (Jewish Federation Real Estate) Fund Grant

Goal: To make significant contributions towards a tangible and enduring capital need aligned with the Jewish Federation’s priorities.

Fund Assumptions:

  • Approximately $200,000 is available for grants this year.
  • Grants will be awarded to community organizations in Greater Philadelphia (i.e. Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties). Applications from Israel are by invitation only. 
  • All grantees must use funds only as detailed in the grant agreement. In addition, at the completion of the project all grantees must submit an actual budget and substantiating documentation.
  • Grantees will be notified in early June about funding decisions. 

Project Criteria: 

  • Jewish life and learning, social responsibility and security projects will be prioritized. 
  • Projects where JFRE funds will be “last dollars in” will also 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. Equipment and adaptations related to COVID19 are also encouraged. 
  • 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.

Application Requirements:

  • Narrative
    • Organizational Overview 
    • Scope of Work
    • Goals and Measurements
    • Implementation
    • Funding
  • Budget
  • Architectural Drawings, if applicable 
  • Audit


  • April 9, RFP Announcement and application opens on SurveyMonkey
  • April 26 application closes
  • April 30 – May 13 JFRE Grants Committee meets to review applications, ask follow up questions
  • May 14 – May 28 JFRE Executive Committee meeting and approves grants
  • June 4 – Award letters are sent
  • June 11 – 18 – Grant payments sent

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For questions please email grants@jewishphilly.org

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