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How do I apply?

All applications must be submitted online through our online grants portal. Grant applications will not be accepted via email, US mail or in person.

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Where can I access the grants portal?

You can access the online grants portal here: https://jewishamerican.kinsta.com/grant-application/.

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Is there a standard format for applications?

Yes. Our application is online. Potential applicants should create an account and log in to the grants portal to review the application questions and required uploads.

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What happens after I submit a grant application?

We consider receipt of your application the beginning of a relationship. Once your application is complete and addresses a priority within our grantmaking program, it will be assigned to a grant officer for review. A grant officer will speak with you further and may request a meeting. In the course of the application review, applicants are also requested to share with a member of our team any new information that may significantly affect the proposed project.

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How long does the review process take?

Each grant process varies on the scope of the request.

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What is the review process?

The review process is comprised of two stages: the on-site assessment followed by a full proposal if invited. Grant proposals are carefully reviewed by Advisory Committee and then ultimately approved or declined by the Board.

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Would the foundation consider multi-year funding?

The foundation considers anything beyond one-year, multi-year funding. In most instances, our multi-year grants are two years.

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If an organization doesn’t have a previous funding relationship with the foundation, will their application be considered only after all current and past grantees are considered?

Yes, organizations new to the foundation are highly encouraged to submit an application.

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How will my organization know if its application has been approved?

A member of our team will contact you after a decision is made.

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What can I expect after my organization’s application has been approved?

We will email you an award letter and a “Grant Terms, Conditions and Understandings” agreement. This outlines the funding and reporting schedule as well as other pertinent details and requirements.

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What is the typical grant amount?

There is no typical grant amount. The size of a grant varies on the security needs of a particular project and the Foundation’s financial resources. The exact amount is at the discretion of the Advisory Committee.

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How often does the Foundation meet to award grants?

The Advisory Committee meets four times a year to review grant applications.

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Should I call the Foundation to discuss a grant proposal idea?

Inquiries should be sent to info@j-adc.org.

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The person who submitted our grant documents is no longer with our organization. How can I gain access to his/her online account?

To gain access to past grant applications and other documents in your grant’s portal, please contact our grants officer who can manage your organization account and delegate access.

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What will the Foundation not support?

The Foundation does not make grants to support operating deficits, or endowments. Finally, the Foundation does not support initiatives that are in conflict with its values.

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