Community Impact Grants

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




  • 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
January 10, 2022 February 9, 2022 March 16, 2022 After March 16, 2022




In FY2021, TJF has awarded $256,056 in Community Impact Grants to:

Grantee Program
B'nai Israel Congregation -Aron Kodesh Repair and Upgrade
BSHEV -Comprehensive Telehealth Initiative
Congregation Beth El -Zoom Confidence Monitor & Touch Free VTC System
-Ongoing Mission of Inclusivity
George Mason University Hillel -ShabBox: Celebrating Shabbat During a World Pandemic
-New Sukkah
Hillel @ Virginia Tech -Campus & Community Inclusion Initiative
Kehillat Bet Hamidrash (KBH) -Protecting our Largest Resource
-Equipment for Zoom Streaming & Replacement/Upgrade to Sound System in Sanctuary
-Correcting Water Drainage
-Kitchen Enhancement
Norfolk Area Community Kollel -Legal Holiday Program
Ohef Sholom Temple -Virtual High Holiday Services
-Upgrading Audio for Streaming During COVID Times
Strelitz International Academy -Bonim B'Yachad-Enhanced Hebrew & Judaic Studies Learning Program
-Administrator Support Program - Jewish New Teacher Project
-Outdoor Learning Pavilion
Temple Emanuel -Technology Upgrade
-Interactive Memorial Board
Temple Israel -Disability Access Modifications to Restrooms Outside Brody Auditorium
Toras Chaim -Auditorium Beautification Project
United Jewish Federation of Tidewater -2021 Annual Campaign
-Strategic Security Framework
UVA Hillel - Brody Jewish Center -Maintaining Student Safety During the Coronavirus Pandemic
-Passover 2021
William & Mary Hillel -Hillel Israel Education Program
-Shenkman Jewish Center Safety & Privacy Initiative
Yeshivas Aish Kodesh (Talmudical Academy) -Kitchen Upgrade
-Library Grant
-Basketball Court Resurfacing
-Classroom Chair Replacement