How to Apply for a Grant
The Jewish Community Foundation conducts one regular grant cycle each year. There is a two-step application process for grants from the Fund for Jewish Philanthropy, the Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund, and other Field of Interest Funds.
Are you considering requesting a small grant of up to $5,000? You may wish to apply on an expedited basis through the Jewish Community Foundation’s Small Grants process.
Read the Information for Prospective Applicants before starting an LOI.
STEP ONE: Letter of Intent – New LOI Deadline – October 12, 2020
Any organization applying for a grant must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) via the Foundation’s online portal, following the Foundation’s instructions. The LOI is an informational proposal that allows the Foundation to determine basic eligibility and compliance with our funding priorities.
To be eligible for consideration during the 2021 grant cycle, your LOI must be received no later than October 12, 2020.
- Regular program grant LOIs, and must be submitted via the Foundation’s online portal.
- If applying for a COVID-19 grant, click here to access the application. This follows a separate procedure from regular program grants.
- Organizations may submit one LOI per cycle.
- For more detailed information regarding the Foundation’s competitive grantmaking program, we strongly encourage you to review our Information for Prospective Grant Applicants before starting your LOI.
NOTE: If you experience difficulty accessing our on-line grant application portal, please try the following steps:
Step 1: Make sure the browser you are using is either Firefox or Chrome. If you have already tried logging in using one of these browsers, please clear your cache and history and try again.
Step 2: If those steps are not successful, copy and paste this URL into your address bar: https://www.GrantRequest.com/SID_5987?SA=SNA&FID=35028
STEP TWO: Submission of Full Application
If the Foundation approves your LOI, your organization will be invited to submit a full grant application. Because the demand for Foundation support often exceeds our available grant dollars, an invitation to submit a full grant application does not guarantee that JCF will award funding.
Letter of Intent Deadline: October 12, 2020
LOI Decisions Announced: By December 18, 2020
Application Deadline (if invited to apply): January 8, 2021
Presentations to the Foundation: February 4, 2021
Grant Decisions Announced: By March 15, 2021