The Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma has approved a number of grants that might be of interest to our readers:
Joint strategic planning process by j. the Jewish news weekly and the Federation
- Set-aside funds to support a fast-track community planning process, co-led by j. and the Federation, to reimagine a sustainable Jewish media presence in the Bay Area.
At the Well, Bay Area Jewish Women’s Wellness Hub
- Seed-funding for a growing forum for millennial Jewish women in peer-led learning and conversation through Rosh Chodesh circles.
Brandeis School of San Francisco, Ethical Creativity Institute
- Seed-funding for a teacher training program in creativity and Jewish learning. Successfully piloted last summer for 10 Brandeis teachers – now expanded to 50 teachers who will serve the broader day school community.
JCC of San Francisco, Youth Inclusion Initiative
- Seed-funding for specialized inclusion of children with special needs – enabling participation in meaningful recreational activities, social integration, and lifelong ties to the Jewish community.
OneTable, Bay Area Launch
- Seed-funding for a Shabbat dinner platform for Jewish millennials that matches hosts with guests for Shabbat.
Oshman Family JCC, Mitzvah Corps
- Seed-funding for a centralized volunteer resource for families, children, and young adults. Builds on successful annual Mitzvah Day: Community Day of Service, with a target to increase numbers of projects and participants.
Slingshot Fund, Slingshot Bay Area Guide
- Seed-funding for a local edition of the guidebook highlighting the most innovative Jewish nonprofits in the Bay Area, followed by donor engagement activities to inspire NextGen philanthropists to give Jewishly.
Jewish LearningWorks, Shalom Explorers
- To fund the development of a business plan for Shalom Explorers, a unique experiential Jewish education curriculum that JLW plans to scale and license for national markets.