Major Grants

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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 $1000,000
Digital Technology Experiment 1 year

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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 July 7th, 2016

Mayerson JCC of Cincinnati: Community-Based Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Initiative

Mayerson JCCTotal Awarded: Up to $1,500,000

Purpose: To support a multi-faceted Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative in Cincinnati to both increase the number of teens involved in high quality Jewish learning and engagement experiences, and to enhance the knowledge of Jewish teen education and engagement professionals. The Mayerson JCC seeks to achieve these goals by strengthening cross-organizational collaboration, Jewish teen education and Israel engagement in partnership with the iCenter. The initiative, funded in partnership with the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati, will also launch a teen micro-grant program and establish a professional development program to assist teen professionals by providing them with tools, connections, and education, as needed, to better serve Cincinnati teens.

Grants Awarded

Mayerson JCC of Cincinnati 3/28/16 Up to $1,500,000
Community-Based Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Initiative 4 years

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Posted on July 7th, 2016

Gann Academy: The New Jewish High School of Greater Boston, Inc.: Early Career Fellowship

gann_seal_redTotal Awarded: Up to $1,500,000

Purpose:  To pilot an Early Career Fellowship Program ("Fellowship") to develop and position young leaders for careers in Jewish education. The pilot program is led by Gann Academy in Waltham, Massachusetts; Abraham Joshua Heschel School in New York, New York; and de Toledo High School in Los Angeles, California. This funding is structured in part as a matching grant and includes recruiting and selecting participants for two cohorts, a Fellowship curriculum, annual convening of the Fellows for professional development institutes, and creating formative and summative evaluations.

Grants Awarded

Gann Academy: The New Jewish High School of Greater Boston, Inc.: 3/28/16 Up to $1,500,000
Early Career Fellowship  5 years

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Posted on July 7th, 2016

Center for Jewish Day Schools, Inc.: National Jewish Day School Support

Total Awarded: Up to $2,000,000Prizmah logo

Purpose: For national Jewish day school support to fund operating costs to launch and support the first 18 months of a new organization as it executes its business plan. The new organization is a consolidation of Progressive Association of Reform Day Schools (PARDeS), Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE), RAVSAK, Schechter Day School Network, and Yeshiva University School Partnership (YUSP).

Grants Awarded

Center for Jewish Day Schools, Inc. 3/28/16 Up to $2,000,000
National Jewish Day School Support 1 year

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Posted on July 7th, 2016

Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore Inc.: General Operating Support of Leading Edge

Total Awarded: Up to $350,000Assoc_Logo_tag

Purpose: Up to $350,000 for operating support for Leading Edge (known formerly as the "Jewish Leadership Pipelines Alliance") to address the leadership pipeline issue in the Jewish nonprofit sector.

Grants Awarded

Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, Inc. 3/28/16 Up to $350,000
Leading Edge 1 year

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Posted on January 29th, 2016

Sefaria: General Operating Support

Total Awarded:  Up to $1,500,000Sefaria

Purpose: A matching grant for Sefaria to continue developing its interactive digital technology that offers free online access to a vast library of Hebrew texts, English translations, and commentaries. During the grant period, Sefaria will complete the acquisition and digitization of the core Hebrew/Aramaic canon, liberate over 50 English translations of major Jewish texts from restrictive copyright, release mobile apps and a completely redesigned website, launch a School Partnership Initiative to develop new ways to use Sefaria for teaching and learning, and connect educators with Sefaria engineers to prototype educational tools.

Grants Awarded

Sefaria 10/11/2015 Up to $1,500,000
General Operating Support 3 Years

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Posted on January 29th, 2016

Israel Institute, Inc.: Israel Advanced Academic Workshops

Total Awarded:  Up to $487,500Israel Institute

Purpose: To support a pilot program to develop twelve academic workshops at Israeli universities for faculty and senior administrators from universities around the United States. The grant is a 1:1 match.

Grants Awarded

Israel Institute 11/30/2015 Up to $487,500
Israel Advanced Academic Workshops 2.5 Years

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Posted on January 29th, 2016

Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life: Education Fellow Program

Total Awarded:  Up to $450,000Institute for Southern Jewish Life

Purpose: To support the recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of Education Fellows, and the implementation of the ISJL's itinerant education program, which currently deploys eight full-time Fellows to serve communities and congregations of all sizes and denominations across the southern United States.

Grants Awarded

Institute of Southern Jewish Life 11/30/2015 Up to   $450,000
Education Fellow Program 3 Years

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Posted on January 29th, 2016

Jewish Emergent Network: Rabbinic Fellowship in Jewish Innovation

Total Awarded: Up to $3,168,000Jewish Emergent NetworkJewish Emergent Network

Purpose: The grant to IKAR, on behalf of the Jewish Emergent Network, to pilot two cohorts of Rabbinic Fellows (14 total) to participate in a fellowship program—spending two years serving and learning under senior rabbis and executive directors from seven “emergent Jewish communities.” These communities include Los Angeles (IKAR); Chicago (Mishkan); New York (Lab Shul and Romemu); San Francisco (The Kitchen); Seattle (Kavana); and Washington D.C. (Sixth & I). The grant is designed to prepare the fellows to assume leadership roles as innovative community-builders poised to educate, engage and serve an array of target populations including young adults and families with young children.

Grants Awarded

Jewish Emergent Network 11/30/2015 Up to   $3,168,000
Rabbinic Fellowship in Jewish Innovation 4.5 Years

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Posted on January 29th, 2016

B’nai Brith Youth Organization Inc. (BBYO)

Total Awarded:  Up to $9,050,000BBYO

Purpose: For growth capital and ongoing capacity support to B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Inc. (BBYO) to support the 1) 2016 BBYO capacity building plan; 2)
three Directors of Jewish Enrichment (DJEs); and 3) Subsidies for teens to attend the BBYO International Convention. A previous went grant supported the Summit on Jewish Teens and teen participation in the BBYO International Convention.

Grants Awarded

B'nai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO) 10/11/2015 Up to   $250,000
Teen Summit and BBYO International Convention 1 Year
 B'nai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO)  7/17/2016 Up to $8,800,000
 Growth and Capacity Support  5 Years

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