Major Grants

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Posted on May 1st, 2017

70 Faces Media

Total Awarded:  Up to $100,000

Purpose: To deepen learning and engagement by connecting people to compelling multi-media Jewish content and to one another through its digital brands which include My Jewish Learning, Kveller, and Alma (launching soon). The grant will support 70 Faces Media’s continuing experiments to cultivate virtual online communities, as well as new video, podcasting, and social media pilot projects

Grants Awarded

70 Faces Media 4/25/2017 Up to $100,000
Digital Experiments 1 year

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Posted on May 1st, 2017

The Jewish Education Project

Total Awarded:  Up to $100,000

Purpose: To expand the DigitalJLearning Network through a new initiative, Tech for Learning. Tech for Learning will enhance learning at Jewish middle and high schools in the Tri-State area through increased utilization of Ed Tech. The grant will support The Jewish Education Project’s year-long cohort-based training and coaching program for teams of 3-4 educators from ten Jewish schools. Participants will learn about and experiment with piloting new educational technology tools and practices in their classrooms.

Grants Awarded

The Jewish Education Project 4/25/2017 Up to $100,000
DigitalJLearning Network Tech for Learning 1 year

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Posted on May 1st, 2017

Let it Ripple

Total Awarded:  Up to $100,000

Purpose: To expand on plans to cultivate young Jews’ interest in exploring character development through a Jewish lens. The grant will support increased partnerships with Jewish schools, congregations and JCCs to screen award-winning filmmaker Tiffany Shlain’s Making of a Mensch on Character Day 2017 (September 13) and ongoing use of the Character (Every) Day mobile app and online tools designed to support daily self-guided Jewish learning and character development.

Grants Awarded

Let it Ripple 4/25/2017 Up to $100,000
Digital Technology Experiment 1 year

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Posted on April 28th, 2017

BimBam

Total Awarded:  Up to $100,000

Purpose: For capacity support as it expands efforts to raise Jewish literacy by giving people opportunities, from childhood through adulthood, to use Jewish values, customs and rituals as a blueprint for becoming better and more involved citizens of the Jewish community, and the world. This grant will support its two popular video series: 1) Shaboom! helps children ages 3 to 8 learn about Jewish values and how to apply them in their everyday life; and 2) Judaism 101 in a simple and non-judgmental way, provides a baseline understanding of Jewish rituals and traditions and helps decrease discomfort as an obstacle for young adults looking to connect.

Grants Awarded

BimBam 4/25/2017 Up to $100,000
Digital Technology Experiment 1 year

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Posted on December 12th, 2016

Mechon Hadar: Program Expansion, Strategic Planning, General Operating Support

Total Awarded:   Up to $4,475,000

Purpose:  To support Yeshivat Hadar to expand its programming in order to allow increasing numbers of young adults to immerse themselves in Jewish text and prepare for roles as leaders in the Jewish world.  The first grant was structured in part as a matching grant and partially to fund capacity building for the leadership staff.

Mechon Hadar

Grants Awarded

Mechon Hadar 4/5/2009 Up to $1,375,000
Program Expansion 5 years
Mechon Hadar 6/17/2012 Up to $600,000
Program Expansion 3 years
Mechon Hadar  10/11/2015 Up t0 $350,000
Strategic Planning and General Operating Support  1 Year
 Mechon Hadar  12/12/2016  Up to $2,150,000
 General Operating and Capacity Building Support  4 Years

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Posted on December 12th, 2016

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School: Organizational Capacity Building Challenge Grant and Strategic Planning Support

Total Awarded:  Up to $5,303,000

Purpose: To provide organizational capacity support to Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT), including staff and capacity support for the leadership and matching support based on the contributions of new donors. The 2015 grant was for strategic visioning and an implementation plan.

 Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School

Grants Awarded

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School 3/20/2011 Up to $3,000,000
Organizational Capacity Building Challenge Grant 5 years
Yeshivat Choevei Torah Rabbinical School 10/8/2013 Up to $1,200,000
Organizational Capacity Building Challenge Grant 1 year and 6 months
 Yeshivat Choevei Torah Rabbinical School 11/12/2015 Up to $150,000
 Strategic Planning Support  8 months
 Yeshivat Choevei Torah Rabbinical School  12/12/2015  Up to $953,000
 Educator Training  18 months

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Posted on December 1st, 2016

Onward Israel

Total Awarded:  Up to $8,000,000

Purpose: To expand Onward Israel programs and engage even more participants. A portion of the funding is designated for Onward’s theme-based programs and to strengthen the Jewish educational components of all of its offerings. Onward Israel works in collaboration with a wide range of communities and organizations, and partners in Israel with Masa Israel Journey to carry out most of its programs.

Grants Awarded

Onward Israel 12/8/2016 Up to $8,000,000
Digital Experiments 4 years

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Posted on October 30th, 2016

Keshet

Total Awarded:  Up to $1,200,000keshet

Purpose: To expand its work with Jewish institutions and their professional teams, and with Jewish teens, to bring greater inclusivity of LGBTQ youth and teens into Jewish life by 1) expanding the Keshet Leadership Project by leveraging partnerships with key national and regional organizations, and 2) working directly with teens and expanding LGBTQ & Ally Shabbatonim.

Keshet

Grants Awarded

Keshet 7/17/2016 Up to $1,200,000
Institutional Change Initiatives 3 years

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Posted on September 12th, 2016

New Teacher Center: Jewish New Teacher Project

Total Awarded:  Up to $2,204,622

Purpose:  To implement the Jewish New Teacher Project's (JNTP) intensive mentoring induction program for first and second year Jewish day school teachers in Baltimore and Washington, DC. The 2016 grant is to implement the second half of JNTP’s five-year business plan to expand the quality of teaching in Jewish day schools by supporting teachers who are launching their careers with ongoing, intensive mentoring from trained veteran teacher mentors.

Grants Awarded

New Teacher Center 9/24/2008 Up to $1,719,622
JNTP Expansion into Baltimore and Washington DC 6 years
New Teacher Center  9/12/2016  Up to $485,000
Support of JNTP Expansion  2.5 Years

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Posted on September 12th, 2016

Jewish Community Relations Council: Institute for Curriculum Services – National Teacher Training Initiative

Total Awarded:  Up to $660,740

Purpose:  To support the Institute for Curriculum Services' (ICS) National Teacher Training Initiative. The 2016 grant is for ICs's National Professional Development Scale Up Initiative to offer significantly more professional development on Judaism and the Arab-Israeli conflict in order to support teachers in meeting their curricular mandates. By working with social studies textbook publishers, developing curricular resources, and training middle and high school social studies teachers around the country, ICS’s work improves the quality of education for the millions of public and private school students learning about Jewish subjects each year in the United States.

Institute for Curriculum Services

Grants Awarded

Jewish Community Relations Council 7/6/2010 Up to $60,740
Institute for Curriculum Services - National Teacher Training Initiative 1 year
Jewish Community Relations Council  9/12/2016  Up to $600,000
 National Professional Development Scale Up Initiative  3 Years

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Posted on September 12th, 2016

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta: Community-Based Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative

Total Awarded:  Up to $2,141,600

Purpose: To support a Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative in Atlanta designed to connect teens to each other and to the Atlanta Jewish Community.  The initiative will center on “pathways” that will enable teens to explore areas of interest through a Jewish lens in a time-limited, experiential way.

Grants Awarded

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta 9/12/2016 Up to $2,141,600
Community-Based Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative 5 years

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