The Jewish Innovation Funds has named four winners of its first annual competition. A total of $80,000 was awarded by the new grantmaking fund, announced earlier this year by the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati to make grants to innovative, leading-edge initiatives that meet local human needs and strengthen Jewish communities. The winners are either new organizations or new local branches of successful national organizations. They are:
- Ish: It’s Nosh Your Typical Market, a fusion of Jewish and Israeli arts and culture slated for this coming September in Washington Park
- Six Points Collective, a nonprofit Jewish organization that specializes in creating organic, creative, and spiritual experiences for young professionals and millennials in the Cincinnati area
- Moishe House Cincinnati, which brings to Cincinnati the national Moishe House concept of peer-led, home-based programming for young adults and their Jewish communities
- The David Project, the national Israel advocacy organization, which is enhancing Cincinnati Hillel’s effort to bring additional non-Jewish student leaders to Israel.
For more information about each winner, visit www.jewishcincinnati.org/innovationwinners