Community Impact Grants

Tidewater Jewish Foundation provides grants for new and innovative programs throughout the community.

 



In response to the COVID-19 crisis and the urgent, evolving needs of our community agencies, the Tidewater Jewish Foundation is broadening affiliate access to the TJF Community Impact Grants. This will be one of many relief avenues available to our Jewish community.


If your organization would like to apply for an emergency need grant, please send an email to Kaitlyn Oelsner, Director of Philanthropy, at koelsner@ujft.org.

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, the Tidewater Jewish Foundation, and our constituent agencies and affiliates are dedicated to helping our most vulnerable community members and protecting our vital institutions during these unprecedented times. We are asking for your assistance to enable us to provide that help.



IN 2019, TJF AWARDED $335,300 IN COM­MU­NITY IM­PACT GRANTS TO:

 

Grantee

Program
B’nai Israel Cemetery -Cemetery Restoration
B’nai Israel Congregation -Beautification Project
Beth Sholom Village -Gym Therapy Equipment
BINA Girls High School -Computer Lab Upgrade
Brody Jewish Center, University of Virginia -Expanded Internship Program
Challah for Hunger -Campus Hunger Project in VA @ UVA, Va. Tech & William & Mary
Congregation Beth El -Sanctuary Live Streaming System
George Mason University Hillel -Mason Good Deeds Day Festival
-Accelerating Engagement
Strelitz International Academy -IB ManageBac Software
Jewish Family Service Support for Children with Special Needs
Norfolk Area Community Kollel -Digital Torah Library
Ohef Sholom Temple -L’Taken Social Justice Seminar
Temple Emanuel & Cong. Beth Chaverim -Joint Shabbaton @ Capital Camps Retreat Ctr.
Temple Israel -Sanctuary Sound System Upgrade
Toras Chaim -Jewish Family Service Partnership
Yeshiva Aish Kodesh (Talmudical Academy) -Athletic Program
-New Literature & U.S. Govt. Textbooks
-Kitchen Upgrade Equipment
Oscar Smith High School (Chesapeake) -Virginia Holocaust Museum Trip
Virginia Tech Hillel -Chutzpanit
United Jewish Federation of Tidewater / JCC -Community Needs Assessment
-Big Picture Philanthropy: Workshop on Integrated Asks
-Unorthodox Podcast Live from Tidewater
-Israeli Chefs for Israel Fest

 

  • George Mason University Good Deeds Day, Spring 2019

  • George Mason University Good Deeds Day, Spring 2019

  • George Mason University Good Deeds Day, Spring 2019

  • George Mason University Good Deeds Day, Spring 2019

  • George Mason University Good Deeds Day, Spring 2019

  • Brody Jewish Center, UVA - Passover Around Grounds

  • Brody Jewish Center, UVA - Passover Around Grounds

  • Brody Jewish Center, UVA

  • Brody Jewish Center, UVA

  • Temple Israel, Floor Repair and Abatement - Before

  • Temple Israel, Floor Repair and Abatement - After

  • Temple Israel Sanctuary Sound System - Installation

  • Temple Israel Sanctuary Sound System - Final Installation

 Grants Process

 

The Foundation's Grant Approval process takes approximately 3 months to complete.

1)    The Grant Requests are reviewed following the grant submission deadline
2)    The Grants Committee reviews and makes recommendations on each Grant Request, to the   Board of Directors
3)    Upon reviewing the Grants Committee's recommendations, the Board of Directors accepts motions for approval or denial


 

Grant Applications

Review the Tidewater Jewish Foundation’s Grants Policy and Guidelines

To learn more about the complete grants cycle, read our FAQs!

Grant writing workshops are held biannually to learn more about the grants process and how to improve your requests. All grants are subject to the approval of the Foundation's Grants Committee and Board of Directors. For more information contact Ann Swindell at aswindell@ujft.org.

Grants Schedule

The Grants cycle is now closed.

Grant Application Deadline

Grant Committee Meets to Recommend Grants Board Meeting to Approve Grants Funds Available for Approved Grants
July 10, 2020 August 12, 2020 September 22, 2020 After October 1, 2020