Posted by: The Natan Fund
We are excited to invite current Jewish Peoplehood grantees to apply for a renewal to the new Confronting Antisemitism committee through Amplifier.
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 found here.
For the 2017-8 grant year, Natan is piloting a new grant area to address the resurgence of antisemitism around the world. Antisemitism threatens Jews, of course, but as Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks has said, “the hate that begins with Jews never ends with Jews.” “The appearance of antisemitism in a culture,” he warns, “is the first symptom of a disease, the early warning sign of collective breakdown,” posing danger to “everyone who values freedom, compassion and humanity.”
Natan is particularly interested in promoting or catalyzing the creation of innovative, grassroots approaches that can complement and inform larger institutions’ approaches to understanding and confronting antisemitism. Natan’s grants will support innovative nonprofit organizations and individuals (including but not limited to academics, journalists, artists, and social entrepreneurs) in North America and Europe that are:
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.
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.
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. What have you learned over the last year and how will you incorporate these new learnings into your future plans?
What is the amount you are requesting for your grant renewal? 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
Natan’s Jewish Peoplehood grant committee has shifted its focus since you received a grant last year. The committee is now focused on Confronting Antisemitism; please read the Request for Proposals to understand the committee’s goals. We are inviting you to apply to renew your grant through the new Confronting Antisemitism committee, because we believe your work addresses this issue. Please help us to better understand your organization’s theory of change as it relates to antisemitism, describing the ways that your approach and programs are innovative in the landscape of initiatives that address antisemitism, and the ways that your work aligns specifically with the goals of Natan’s Confronting Antisemitism grant area as outlined in the Request for Proposals.
Natan is seeking to 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 Natan will support initiatives with a local focus, such initiatives should manifest a unique approach that could be replicated 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. Please tell us how your organization’s work might potentially be adapted, replicated, or scaled in the future, and which organizations or networks your might connect with and leverage in service of that broadscale change. Please also address the number of participants whom you expect to engage in the near term, and estimate the number of people that they will engage.
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