Jewish Innovation Funds

Do you have an idea that would transform Jewish Cincinnati? The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati is pleased to release the RFP for the Jewish Innovation Funds, a grants program designed to encourage strategic growth and creative program development in Cincinnati’s Jewish community.

Members: 12
Giving: $85,000 Annually
Member Contribution: $10,000+

About Jewish Innovation Funds

Through this RFP, the Jewish Federation will support a single initiative…or maybe two, with an award of up to $85,000, coaching support and a cohort of mentors.

The program's investors are pooling resources and will decide together how to allocate these charitable dollars. New this year, the funders are looking to support 1 BIG IDEA (or maybe 2) that is collaborative in nature social entrepreneur and/or organization addressing a Cincinnati community need through a Jewish lens. and has the potential to transform some aspect of Cincinnati’s Jewish community. As in years past, the focus will be on risk capital that serves as a catalyst for change, encourages initial stage funding innovation and has a positive impact on the Cincinnati community. The funders will engage in a group educational process to fund a collaborative, innovative, creative and socially meaningful project.

Selected grantees will receive a one-time grant between $50,000-$85,000 that may be used over a one-year period (July 2018 - July 2019). Funding is intended for application towards specific project or program-based costs. Both individuals and organizations are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to collaborative ideas.

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Are you ready to take your giving circle from idea to reality?

Our Jewish Giving Circle Incubator will help you bring your giving circle to life. Whether you're 23 or 73, interested in social justice or Jewish innovation, and ready to give $50 or $10,000, we want you to join the Incubator. Apply today!

Applications are open until July 31st.

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