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JFGO offers another $50K in collaborative grants

 


The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando is accepting applications for Community Collaborative Grants for summer 2017 and the 2017-18 program year. Federation expects to award a total of $50,000 in this round of grants.

The grants are available for programs and services that are collaborative in nature and address an unmet need in the Greater Orlando Jewish community.

The Federation debuted its Community Collaborative Grants initiative in 2015, awarding $100,000 to 18 programs and services in 2015-16. The programs that benefited from the Federation grants covered everything from expanded services for the elderly to bringing Israeli summer emissaries to summer camps at The Roth Family Jewish Community Center in Maitland and the Rosen JCC in Orlando.

Other grant-supported initiatives include the Exhibit of 100 Years of Jewish Life in Greater Orlando, Kinneret’s Coffee and Conversation, and Israel Independence Day celebrations at the Rosen JCC and Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation.

To qualify for a grant, at least two agencies, synagogues or organizations must work together to develop and submit a proposal and implement a program. The programs or services must be open to the entire Jewish community of Greater Orlando regardless of religious affiliation, synagogue or agency membership.

Providing support to these programs “is what the Jewish Federation is all about,” said JFGO Executive Director Olga Yorish. “We’re thrilled that we are able to offer these grants again this year.”

Other guidelines for applying include: 

• Grants are available to 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organizations in Greater Orlando area (Orange and Seminole Counties) whose mission is compatible with the mission of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando.

• Applicants must demonstrate measurable positive outcomes.

• The amount of the award will depend on the quality and potential impact of the proposed program and the number of collaborating organizations.

The full grant guidelines and downloadable application are available online at http://www.jfgo.org/grants. The application deadline is 5 p.m. May 26.

 

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