Natan RSJ Renewal 2017-2018

Posted by: The Natan Fund

We are excited to invite current grantees of Natan's RSJ Grants committee to apply for a renewal of their grant through Amplifier.

Amount: $50,000
Deadline: March 14, 2017
Award Date: June 30, 2017


Natan’s Grants for Initiatives for Russian-Speaking Jews will support initiatives that are using innovative approaches to build Jewish community and strengthen Jewish life among Russian-speaking Jews in North America, especially for those who are not currently engaged in Jewish communal life. Natan also seeks to empower new leadership in the RSJ community by supporting initiatives that encourage participants to become active agents of change within their own communities.

Organizations supported through this grant program might include:

  • innovative platforms that explore the many facets of Jewish civilization, ritual, and life cycles in contemporary ways, especially new ways of integrating Jewish wisdom, traditions and experience with “secular” endeavors (e.g. arts and culture, environment and food, inclusion of marginalized populations, new technologies, etc.);
  • new educational platforms and community-building efforts that aim to transmit Jewish wisdom, knowledge, and/or values, especially to those not currently engaged in Jewish life;
  • platforms that build and create connections between Jews across geographic, ethnic, denominational, and/or ideological borders, or within specific demographic/age ranges and across generations

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. Since receiving your Natan grant, what would you say is your biggest lesson learned? In what way will this impact your organization moving forward?

  2. Make the case: Why should Natan continue to fund this initiative? How does your organization and its model align with the goals of the Grants for Initiatives for Russian-Speaking Jews grant area outlined in the RFP, found here.

  3. 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. Please tell us how your organization’s work might potentially be adapted, replicated, or scaled in the future.

  4. Tell us about the partnerships - both formal and informal - you have with other organizations. If you do not yet have organizational partnerships, tell us about the partnerships you hope to create.

  5. What is your organization’s current total operating budget? If you are applying for prorgam support, please also include the total program budget. What is the amount you are requesting? Give the reasoning behind the specific amount you are requesting from Natan, how you will use the funds, and what you hope to accomplish during the grant period. Please provide specific action items and numbers of people you hope to engage.

    Note: organizations may request funds of up to US$50,000.


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