Community Impact Grants

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



Grants Schedule

The Grants cycle is now closed and will reopen in May 2019.

Grant Application Deadline

Grant Committee Meets to Recommend Grants Board Meeting to Approve Grants Funds Available for Approved Grants
January 9, 2019   February 6, 2019   March 19, 2019  April 2019


 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




Beth Sholom Village

Bina Girls High School

Hebrew Academy of Tidewater

Hillel at University of Virginia

Hillel at Virginia Tech

Hillel at William & Mary, in partnership with Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport University, and Tidewater Community College

Holocaust Commission of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

Jewish Graduate Student Initiative

Norfolk Area Community Kollel

Ohef Sholom Temple

Sandler Family Campus

Strelitz Early Childhood Education Center

Temple Emanuel

Toras Chaim

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities

Virginia Stage Company

Virginia Symphony Orchestra