Natan is now accepting initial Letters of Inquiry (LOI) from new applicants in two program areas: Emerging Models of Jewish Connection in North America and Jewish Peoplehood. All of the necessary information can be found on the How to Apply and Frequently Asked Questions pages of their website. Organizations with annual operating budgets under $1.5 million may apply for grants of up to $50,000. LOIs are due by 5pm EDT on Monday, July 31, 2013. Following a 3-stage application process, grantees will be notified of their awards by June 1, 2014. The grant year runs from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.
Emerging Models of Jewish Connection in North America grants support innovative approaches to building Jewish communities and creating new access points to Jewish life, especially for disengaged Jews in their 20s and 30s.
Jewish Peoplehood grants support innovative organizations around the world that build connections between young Jews across geographic, ethnic, denominational, and ideological borders; that foster a sense of mutual responsibility between Jews; that emphasize the Jewish people’s collective responsibility to heal the world; and/or that grapple with the special role that Israel plays in contemporary Jews’ identity.
Natan Grants for ROI Entrepreneurs
Through its partnership with ROI Community, Natan is also currently accepting applications for its Natan Grants for ROI Entrepreneurs. ROI Community is a network of young Jewish innovators from around the world and whose “members channel a diversity of perspectives, skills and interests toward a shared passion for advancing ideas and partnerships that will strengthen Jewish communities and improve society.” Members of the ROI Community who are spearheading innovative projects that create new access points to Jewish life and are in the early stages of program development may apply for grants of up to $12,000. Applications are due by 5pm EDT July 31, 2013. For more information on applying, visit the ROI Community website.