Community Impact Grants

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






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 Shalom 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


 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

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, 2020 January 31, 2020 March 17, 2020 End of March 2020