Community Impact Grants

TJF provides grants for new and innovative programs throughout the local Tidewater Jewish community




In FY 2022, TJF has awarded $341,038 in Community Impact Grants to:

Grantee Program
BINA High School -Co-curricular and extra-curricular expansion
BSHEV -Honor campaign renovation project
-Recreation therapy adaptive fishing program
Christopher Newport University -CNU's Holocaust Remembrance
Congregation Beth El -Sanctuary emergency exit project
George Mason Hillel -George Mason's JLF program
Hillel at Virginia Tech -Organizational design lab
Jewish Family Service -Vehicle purchase
Kehillat Bet Hamidrash (KBH) -Website Development
Norfolk Kollel -Legal holiday classes
-Scholar in-residence
-Office Furniture
-Office Computers
Ohef Sholom Temple -Smartboards for educational enhancement
-Hebrew Inclusion Program
Strelitz International Academy -SIA technology equipment
Temple Emanuel -Computer replacement
-Community Sofer Project
Toras Chaim -Core textbook upgrade
-Air Conditioning Upgrade
United Jewish Federation of Tidewater -2022 Annual Campaign
-Visiting author and anti-Semitism scholar Dara Horn
-Holocaust Commission: To Life: A Memory Collective
-Ukraine Emergency Relief - Matching Funds
UVA Hillel - Brody Jewish Center -Building community for first years: Chutzpals & Hillel Jewish Leadership Institute
-Camp WaJew
Virginia Tech Hillel -New Orleans Alternative Service Break 2022
William & Mary Hillel -Mental health well-being cohort
-Kemach Leadership & Networking Fellowship
Yeshivas Aish Kodesh/Talmudical Academy -Beis Medrash Beautification
-Computer Upgrade


  • Library Grant for Yeshivas Aish Kodesh, 2020

  • 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

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.

 

Review the Tidewater Jewish Foundation’s Grants Policy and Guidelines. To learn more about the complete grants cycle, read our FAQs!



Grants Schedule

The Grants application period is now closed.


Grant Application Deadline Grant Committee Meets to Recommend Grants Board Meeting to Approve Grants Funds Available for Approved Grants
July 10, 2022 August 10, 2022 September 14, 2022 After September 14, 2022