Natan Jewish Connection Renewal 2017-2018

Posted by: The Natan Fund

We are excited to invite current Emerging Model of Jewish Connection grantees to apply for a renewal of their grant through Amplifier.

Amount: $50,000
Deadline: Jan. 27, 2017
Award Date: June 15, 2017


We’ve streamlined the grant renewal process by integrating Natan’s interim progress report questions into this application so that you can simultaneously re-apply and share updates on your progress with the committee. The custom questions at the end of the application relate to your progress since you received your grant; be sure to fill them out before hitting submit!

Below is a brief description of the grant opportunity and be sure to review the full request for proposals here.


Natan’s Jewish Connection Main Grants will continue to support innovative models for connecting people, especially disengaged Jews in their 20s and 30s, to Jewish practices and experiences, Jewish culture and ideas, and Jewish networks and communities in North America. Initiatives supported through this grant program often explore the many facets of Jewish civilization in contemporary ways, especially through integrating Jewish wisdom and experience with “secular” endeavors (e.g. arts and culture, environment and food, inclusion of marginalized populations, new technologies).

The Main Grants are intended to shine a spotlight on new approaches or methodologies that are profoundly innovative. They support organizations that are focused as much on developing adaptable and replicable new models as they are on their own organizational needs, with the goal of generating systemic change. While Main Grants might support initiatives with a local focus, such initiatives must manifest a unique approach that can be replicated or adapted in other communities, a vision for broadscale change, exceptional leadership, and/or a desire to scale up beyond the local community in the near future.

Nonprofit organizations and fiscally-sponsored entities in the United States and Canada with annual operating budgets under $1.5 million can apply for one-year grants of up to $50,000, though most grant awards are in the $25,000 - $35,000 range. Grantees will have the opportunity to apply for renewals beyond the initial year of funding; most Natan grants are renewed for at least three years.

To apply for this grant opportunity, sign up for Amplifier.

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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. Have there been any major changes or developments in your organization since you submitted your original application to Natan last year? If so, please explain and be sure to discuss the reasons for these changes (e.g. changes to your staff, programs, financials). If you receive program support, please also share any changes in your program.

  2. Describe the progress you have made in meeting the benchmarks in your grant agreement and the progress you have made in the implementation of your program to date.

  3. What have you learned over the last year and how will you incorporate these new learnings into your future plans?

  4. What is the amount you are requesting? Give the reasoning behind the specific amount you're requesting from Natan, how you will use the funds, and what you will accomplish during the grant period. Note: organizations may request funds of up to US$50,000

  5. In concrete terms, what do you hope your organization will accomplish during the grant period? Please provide specific action items and numbers of people you hope to engage.


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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