How to Apply for a Grant
The Jewish Community Foundation currently conducts one regular grant cycle each year that includes a two-step application process pertaining to both the Fund for Jewish Philanthropy and the Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund.
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 – November 1, 2017
Any organization applying for a grant must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) on the Foundation’s form, 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 2018 grant cycle, the LOI must arrive at the Foundation office no later than November 1, 2017.
- Organizations may submit one LOI per cycle.
- Submit the LOI with the budget and 501c(c)(3) letter saved as a single PDF document. Name the document using the following format: Organization name – Name of project (e.g. Temple Sinai – Preschool Development).
- For more detailed information regarding the Foundation’s competitive grantmaking program, please review our Information for Prospective Grant Applicants before starting your LOI.
STEP TWO: Submission of Full Application
If the Foundation approves the LOI, the 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: November 1, 2017
LOI Decisions Announced: Late December 2017
Application Deadline (if invited to apply): January 16, 2018 at noon Arizona time
Presentations to the Foundation: February 2018
Grant Decisions Announced: March 2018