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 2020, TJF AWARDED $263,705 IN COM­MU­NITY IM­PACT GRANTS TO:
 

Grantee

Program
Congregation Beth El -Zoom Confidence Monitor & Touch Free VTC System
Kehillat Bet Hamidrash (KBH) -Protecting Our Largest Resource/Equipment for Zoom Streaming & Upgrade to Sound System in Sanctuary
Beth Sholom Village -Direct Care Staff Dementia Training
BINA Girls High School -Document Camera Setup
Brody Jewish Center, University of Virginia -Maintaining Student Safety During the Coronavirus Pandemic
George Mason University Hillel -ShabBox: Celebrating Shabbat During a World Pandemic
-New Sukkah
Strelitz International Academy

-Promethean Boards
-Enhanced Hebrew & Judaic Studies Learning Program

-Jewish New Teacher Project
Jewish Family Service

-Digital Marketing Program

-Marketing Video Production
Norfolk Area Community Kollel

-Shabbat Meal Unifier Program for Students & Military

-Legal Holiday Program
Ohef Sholom Temple

-Engaging Religious Students w/Technology

-Virtual High Holiday Services
Temple Emanuel -Technology Upgrade
Temple Israel -Disability Access Modifications to Restroom
Toras Chaim -Chromebooks
Yeshiva Aish Kodesh (Talmudical Academy)

-Library Grant

-Kitchen Upgrade
Hillel @ Virginia Tech Campus & Community Inclusion Initiative
William & Mary Hillel -Hillel Israel Education Program
United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

-2021 Annual Campaign

-Strategic Security Framework

 

  • 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

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
January 10, 2021 February 10, 2021 March 17, 2021 After April 1, 2021