The Cincinnati Jewish Innovation Funds announced the six winners of its second annual competition. More than $100,000 was awarded by the fund, made up of a giving circle of donors, organized and supported by the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, to support changemaking and high-impact ideas that enrich communal life and solve challenging problems through a Jewish lens. The program, which is in its second year, has grown significantly. Last year it gave out $80,000 in grants; this year it was able to give out $102,500 with another $17,500 earmarked for potential further support of grant winners.
Four of the six winners are aimed at Jewish young adults; one is a Holocaust education program, and the other plans to help children of undocumented Cincinnatians obtain US passports.
For information about the competition winners, visit www.jewishcincinnati.org/innovationwinners