fbpx

Innovation Grants

 

Innovation Grant Guidelines

Innovation Grant Calendar

  • Applications available Monday, June 14
  • Applications due by noon Friday, July 30
What will the Innovation Grant program fund?

Preference will be given to programs that meet one of the following core priority areas, though all program/project ideas that will enhance life in the Greater Dayton Jewish community will be considered:

  • Outreach programming to engage the Greater Dayton Jewish community.
  • A program/event designed to bring the entire Jewish community together.
  • Programs and projects that are collaborative efforts between multiple organizations and/or individuals.
Who is eligible?

Grants will be given to any Dayton Area Jewish organization exempt from Federal Tax under Section 501(c)(3) or any individual member of the Jewish community whose program/initiative will be sponsored by a Jewish organization exempt from Federal Tax under Section 501(c)(3) as his/her fiscal agent.

The Innovation Grant program will not fund the following:

  • Capital projects
  • Salaries/benefits
  • Scholarships
  • Fundraising projects for the direct organization. (Fundraising events for an outside cause will be considered i.e., domestic violence, etc.)

Innovation Grant Application Procedure

Upon request, Jodi Phares will email the Innovation Grant packet. Completed applications should be emailed to Jodi at jphares@jfgd.net by July 30, 2021. The application packet includes:

  1. Innovation Grant application (Adobe PDF) signed by the organization(s) senior officer
  2. Innovation Grant Budget application (Microsoft Excel)
  3. First time applicants must supply a copy of the organization’s IRS tax exempt ruling (501 (c)(3)) for all groups
    involved if there is a collaboration. Prior Innovation Grant awardees do not need to resubmit their tax exempt status.

Innovation Grant Reporting Procedure

All notification letters will be delivered by mail. A subsequent email will be sent that will include all the reporting documents required to receive grant funds. A meeting will be scheduled with Jodi Phares to review the required reporting documentation and timeline.

  • Pre-Event Report: Award recipients will be required to submit a status report no later than 30 days prior to the start of the program or initiative.
  • Post Event Report: A final report must be submitted within 30 days after the completion of the program or initiative, including a final budget statement.
  • Final budget: A final budget must be submitted with the Post Event Report. The budget must include all receipts for the program. The final budget with receipts is MANDATORY or the grant will be revoked.

Marketing

All marketing materials must be approved by the JFGD Marketing Department to ensure the marketing pieces meet the
Innovation Grant promotional guidelines for wording and logo usage.

Do you need help with marketing your event?

New this granting cycle is the opportunity to have the JFGD Marketing Department design the marketing materials for your program/event free of charge. This is an option available to all grant recipients but it is not requirement. If you are interested in this service please let Jodi Phares know.

Innovation Grant award payment procedure

50% of the award will be issued once the Pre-Event Report has been submitted and approved. Final payment will be issued upon submission of the Post-Event Report and final budget. The final budget must include all program receipts.

Contact Us

Jewish Observer

Opinion By Marshall Weiss How do you respond when a dear friend spews hate? When someone who has championed you — who has held up your spirits in your darkest hours — publicly ignites vile judgments against people who are continually denigrated and othered? Where do you begin? This, I The post Does Chappelle get a free pass on hate? appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Technology keeps real-time conversations with survivors alive

Cincinnati’s Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center one of few museums in world to present Dimensions in Testimony exhibit By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer In a dimly-lit gallery designed for about 10 people, the focus is on a virtual life-size moving and talking image of Holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall The post Technology keeps real-time conversations with survivors alive appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

By Rabbi Haviva Horvitz, Temple Beth Sholom, Middletown Have you ever noticed that in the Torah, the Hebrew names that are familiar to us for the months are not mentioned? For that matter, most of the time, only numbers are used. Passover is celebrated on the 15th day of the The post The bitter and the sweet appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Pin It on Pinterest