NowGen's Giving Circle (5th Cycle)

Posted by: NowGen Giving Circle - Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix

NowGen's Giving Circle is a group of Jewish young professionals in their 20’s and 30's who support activities that further Jewish life and community.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: May 12, 2019


NowGen's Giving Circle is a group of Jewish Young Professionals in their 20’s and 30's who are committed to supporting philanthropic activities that further Jewish life and communities in Phoenix, Israel and abroad.The Giving Circle members provide personal contributions and partners with other local philanthropists to raise approximately $20,000 annually for non-profit organizations that impact Jewish lives. The NowGen Giving Circle is particularly interested in grants that can "pay it forward" and sustain themselves in the future. The two pillars in the NowGen Giving Circle's goal of giving are (1) sustainable impact and (2) scalable impact.

We define "sustainable impact" as funding that will continue to have an impact in perpetuity. This includes programs that support learning (Jewish or otherwise) or an individual's connection with their community or Jewish identity that will persist long after the program, event, or initiative seeking funding has ended.

We define "scalable impact" as funding that will help an organization grow their cause or solution. By this we mean that we look to fund programs, events and initiatives where our funding will have a significant impact.

Grants will be divided among the best applicants that fulfill the mission and grant amount will be determined based on need and impact. We are willing to listen to all financial requests of up to $10,000. The group urges applicants to request the minimum amount of money needed to make the largest impact possible.

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Custom Questions

Some grants require specific questions to be answered in order to make a decision. Every applicant will be required to answer the following questions in order to successfully complete the application process.

  1. Project name, description and purpose (who will it help) and scope? Please provide a contact name and email address.(300 words or less)

  2. What is your project's sustainable impact? How will your project continue to impact your organization when program/event has ended? (300 words or less).

  3. How is this project scalable? How significant is this program/event to the work of your organization? What will be the lasting impact? (300 words or less).

  4. Please categorize your project into one of the following:

    • Building the local Jewish Community
    • Caring for Jews in Need (local, Israel or Overseas)
    • Enriching Seniors Lives (local, Israel or Overseas)
    • Engaging the Next Generation (local, Israel or Overseas)

    • Is this a new project or an existing project? If existing, how long has it been running for? What is your total funding needed for this project and do you have any other sources of funding? (200 words or less)


    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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