Applying for JCF Grants
Want to see results of recent JCF Grants Cycles?
Click the above images for listings of Grants awarded from our Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 cycles.
Download the JCF Grants Application:
Please use the following Word Doc to apply for the JCF's Grant Cycles, making sure to save the document along the way and also before submitting:
If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback using the document, please contact Mike Staff at 856-673-2528. We want to make this as user-friendly as possible for all applicants. Thank you.
For organizations ready to request their grant reimbursements:
Please download the following form, complete all questions, and email it to the JCF, along with copies of your receipts, evaluation(s), and final event budget.
Spring & Fall
JCF Grants Cycles
The Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. offers grants to non-profit organizations serving the Southern New Jersey community, including Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey agencies, synagogues, Jewish day schools, and secular non-profits. These grants are awarded twice annually, during our Fall and Spring JCF Grants cycles.
The JCF provides funding of up to $3,600 for each grant application that is approved by our Grants Committee and Board of Trustees, and applicants can apply for funding for more than one program per cycle. Each program is eligible to receive funding over the course of up to three cycles (usually once per year for three years), with a new application required for each cycle.
Funding is provided primarily for new and innovative programming and services. Grants are not intended to supplement or duplicate existing funding or ongoing operating budgets of an organization or programs and services presently in existence.
NOTE TO ALL PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS:
Please take a moment to review the NEW (effective starting with the Fall 2017 Cycle) JCF Grants Program Guidelines.
Our Spring Grants deadline has passed.
Please click here for information about how the dollars for this cycle will instead be used to support the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey's COVID-19 Response Fund.
For those organizations who applied for the Spring 2020 Grants Cycle, your application will be held until Fall 2020.
Thank you for your understanding.
Get Started Here!
You may download this .zip file for the JCF Grants Application, Instructions, and Guidelines:
Step 1. Ready to get started with your Grant Application?
After downloading the JCF Grants Application, please be sure to save your application document as you use it and before submitting.
To accompany the application, please refer to our document with Instructions for the JCF Grants Application. This document is intended to guide you through the questions as you complete the application.
Step 2. Join Us for a Complimentary Grants Workshop (attendance is optional but encouraged):
We invite representatives from organizations who are planning to apply to the JCF's Grants Cycle to take part in a Grants Workshop for tips, guidelines, and Q & A.
Stay tuned for information on our Fall Grants Workshop.
To RSVP or if you have questions,
please call 856-673-2528 or email us today.
The workshop is intended for any prospective applicant to learn more about the process and discuss any questions you may have about your grant proposal.
Step 3. Ready to submit your grant application?
Please send completed applications by the posted deadline (sorry, no late applications are accepted) to:
(If you are unable to email your application for whatever reason, please contact us at 856-673-2528 to discuss alternative options. Thank you.)
When you email your application, you will receive an automated confirmation response, and/or a personalized response within two business days. Please only email to email@example.com and do not email your application to any other JCF email addresses, as this can complicate our process. Thank you for your understanding.
The JCF's Grants Committee will review all applications and the JCF will be in touch with you as soon as a decision is made on each one. This process may take 6-8 weeks in total, thank you for your patience and understanding.
The JCF may follow up with you regarding your application, in the event that more information or clarity is needed. We do this to ensure that our committee has the best available overview of your proposed program.
JCF Grants exist thanks to the JCF’s Community Endowment Fund, and the following named endowment funds: Fannie & Meyer Adelman* Family, Florence & Fred Bryen*, Bush Refigeration, Glenn Cohen* Memorial, Larry Lerner* Memorial, Bertha & William Remer*, Stella Schaevitz*, Louis Silverman*, Norma & Leonard Zelnick* (*of blessed memory)
Still Have Questions?
Please contact Mike Staff, JCF Marketing & Communications Manager, at 856-673-2528. Thank you.