Jewish Community Foundation Announces New Grant Opportunities for 2014
The Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is now accepting applications for 2014 grants.
The Foundation is making about $500,000 available in 2014 to fund one-time programs and projects that address vital human services, support lifelong Jewish learning, and create a vibrant and dynamic Jewish community in Pittsburgh. The Foundation gives special consideration to projects that advance quality and access in the areas of Jewish education, teens/camping, and Israel travel. Grants typically range from $10,000 to $25,000.
Non-profit organizations working to address these goals are invited to apply. The grant application must be submitted by 5pm on Monday, March 3rd for consideration in the main spring grant cycle. Awardees will be notified in June. Applicants may request expedited review in cases where grant decisions and/or funds are needed before July 1, 2014.
"The Jewish Community Foundation leverages Federation's Annual Campaign by addressing one-time needs and seeding new, innovative ideas to move our Jewish community forward,” said Daniel Brandeis, Foundation Director. "Some of the most exciting advancements in recent years in our community, particularly those centering on creating a vibrant, thriving community, started with strategic grants made by the Jewish Community Foundation."
Some examples of recent grants include:
The Jewish Community Foundation, the planned giving arm of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, enables donors to create permanent endowment funds that address community needs in perpetuity. Total Foundation assets currently stand at over $190 million. The Foundation helps bring to fruition the philanthropic goals and dreams of more than 1,000 individuals, families and organizations.
For more information about the Foundation, grantmaking priorities or the application process, please contact Joshua Donner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-992-5263 or Ilene Rinn at email@example.com or 412-992-5213.