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Jewish Incubator Grants

Jewish Incubator Grants

2019 Jewish Incubator Grants Request for Proposal

Jewish Incubator Grants Committee Co-Chairs: Edward Beiner and Alexandra Lehson

Applications are due by email to no later than Friday, September 7, 2018 at 4:00PM.
Late applications will not be considered.

The Jewish Incubator Grants Committee provides grants from Federation’s annual campaign to organizations, synagogues, agencies and schools to develop innovative and/or impactful programs, services, projects and technologies that support and enrich Miami’s Jewish community and align with one or more of the following funding priorities, which are consistent with Federation’s mission and strategic objectives:

  1. A Safety Net for the Vulnerable – programs and services that care for those in need in Miami (Initiatives to support Older Adults, Special Needs Individuals & Families, Individuals & Families in Crises)
  2. Educating and Advancing Jewish Identity – programs and services that increase participants’ knowledge of and connection to Jewish teachings, principles and traditions; and attract individuals/families to engage and/or strengthen their connection to Miami’s Jewish community and their Jewish identity
  3. Building Our Community – programs and services that promote a unified community that embodies a culture of service and advocacy

For the purposes of this process, innovative is defined as meeting one or more of the following:
  • Creating something new in the Miami Jewish community that responds to an unmet need
  • Adding a new component to an existing program
  • Refashioning an existing program in a unique and creative way in order to increase its impact

For the purposes of this process, impact is associated with a program that:
  • Provides content/support in an ongoing, meaningful way. One‐time programs will be considered but may have more difficulty demonstrating impact
  • Has a clear outcome goal and reaches a significant number of Miami Jews or
  • Has a clear outcome goal and reaches a small, targeted demographic that is either underserved or, has the potential to reach a broader audience in the community
  • Has a clear outcome goal that is measurable
Grant Preferences: Preference will be given to programs that:
  • Demonstrate potential for significant impact
  • Promote collaboration among agencies, congregations and schools
  • Are not already receiving funding (applicable to new program applications)

Eligible applicants include nonprofits with tax-exempt status (or fiscal sponsorship) that serve the Jewish community in Miami-Dade County. Nonprofits that currently receive other Federation grants must be in compliance with the terms of those awards to be considered. Only one application per organization will be accepted.

Grant Amounts & Use
Grants will range from $2,500 to $10,000 and will be competitively awarded to support new programs or the expansion of existing programs.

The grant amount will be based upon:
  • Alignment with one or more of Federation’s funding priorities
  • Program’s scope and scale
  • Opportunities for collaboration with other organizations
  • Extent to which the program is able to leverage additional funding
  • Prospect for sustainability
  • Unique, non-duplicative programming or services
Awards may be used to cover expenses directly related to implementing new programs or expansion of existing programs, such as salaries of program staff, outreach, marketing, supplies, materials, events or local travel.

Awards cannot be used for non-local travel, scholarships, events or capital projects. Grants will not cover more than 75 percent of the total program cost. Existing expenses can be considered as part of the agency’s total program budget, but will not be funded through the grant.

Due Date Applications are due by email to by 4:00 PM on Friday, September 7.

Application and Grant Timeline
Month Activity
September 7, 2018 Grant applications due
September – November 2018 Applications reviewed
December 2018 Awardees notified
January 2019 Funds awarded and grant year begins
March 2019 Site visits conducted
March 17, 2019 Awardees participate at Super Sunday
April 2019 Mid-year progress report due
October/November 2019 Final progress report due

Contact Flora Akselrad, for more information about the Jewish Incubator Grants.

Request for Proposals, Grant Instructions, and Application can be found below.


2019 RFP and Grant Instructions.pdf

Download Full Instructions and Checklist Here


2019 Grant Application.docx

Download the Application Here

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