Do you have an idea that would transform Jewish Cincinnati? The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati is pleased to release the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Jewish Innovation Funds, a grants program designed to encourage strategic growth and creative program development in Cincinnati’s Jewish community.
Through this RFP, the Jewish Federation will support One Big Idea (or maybe two) with an award of up to $85,000, coaching support, and a cohort of mentors.
The program's investors are pooling resources and will decide together how to allocate these charitable dollars. New this year, the funders are looking to support One Big Idea (or maybe two) that is collaborative in nature from a social entrepreneur and/or organization addressing a Cincinnati community need through a Jewish lens, and has the potential to transform some aspect of Cincinnati’s Jewish community. As in years past, the focus will be on risk capital that serves as a catalyst for change, encourages initial stage funding innovation, and has a positive impact on the Cincinnati community. The funders are looking for a collaborative, innovative, creative, and socially meaningful project.
Selected grantees will receive a one-time grant between $50,000-$85,000 that may be used over a one-year period (July 2018 - July 2019). Funding is intended for application towards specific project or program-based costs. Both individuals and organizations are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to collaborative ideas.
Jewish Federation Campaign Director / Grants Contact
If you have any questions about whether your project meets the funding criteria and requirements, please send an email to Ariel Weiss at firstname.lastname@example.org with a short summary of the project you have in mind.