PURPOSE: To inspire greater access and participation in Jewish community life for children, youth and young adults who currently face barriers due to their physical, emotional or developmental challenges.
Inclusion grants of up to $2,500 will be granted to organizations to pilot a new idea, program or event or adapt an existing program or event to facilitate the physical and social inclusion of children, youth or young adults and their families into Jewish community life. Events or activities can range from recreational, cultural, spiritual or educational opportunities to programs pre-employment training or employment programs.
Eligible applicants include:
GOALS: Grants will be awarded based on their capacity to achieve one or more of the following goals:
CRITERIA: To apply for a grant, applicants must:
PROCESS: This is a one-time grant to serve as a catalyst for on-going programming and initiatives that facilitate inclusion. Priority will be given to ideas that impact a number of people rather than a few individuals.
Applicants must complete the application form and include a detailed program budget. Applicants must be able to show evidence that they have knowledge and experience of methods and approaches to facilitate social and physical inclusion.
Applicants that do not have a charitable number will be required to submit their costs for reimbursement. The grants are not to be used for advertising, marketing or administrative costs.
Grants must be used for direct program costs rather than marketing or fundraising initiatives.
Completed applications should be submitted electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2018.
Announcement of successful projects will be made in early February as part of the 2018 Jewish Abilities Awareness month. Proposed activities must be completed by December 30, 2018.
For more information or program ideas, please check the Jewish Abilities Awareness website: inclusioninnovations.com/jdaim.