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Over $40,000 Awarded in Spring 2023 JCF Grants


The following article was published in the Jewish Community Voice on May 3, 2023:


As a way to spur on new and innovative programs and services coordinated by nonprofits and synagogues in Southern New Jersey, the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. provides JCF Grants each spring and fall.


For the Spring 2023 JCF Grants Cycle, the JCF has announced that over $40,000 has been awarded to fund all or a portion of 22 separate funding requests. This dollar amount represents the most that the JCF has awarded in one cycle ever, not including a one-time grant of $50,000 during the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Notably, this cycle marked the first time that any applying organization could request up to $5,000 per application, up from a previous maximum of $3,600. For a full listing of requests that were funded, visit the JCF Blog.


The JCF’s Grants Committee, led by Co-chairs Rhona Cohen and Andi Levin, review each application and determine how to allot the available dollars, and the JCF Board of Trustees approved the committee’s recommendations.


Dollars for JCF grants are available each year thanks to the following endowment funds (EF) that spin off income for this purpose:


Fannie & Meyer Adelman Family EF, Florence & Fred Bryen EF,

Bush Refrigeration EF,

Glenn Cohen Memorial EF,

Keren Ami (My People’s) EF,

Larry Lerner Memorial EF,

Bertha & William Remer EF,

Stella Schaevitz EF,

Louis Silverman EF, and

Norma & Leonard Zelnick EF.


The next grants cycle will take place in the fall, with the application deadline set for Friday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m.


A complimentary Fall Grants Workshop will be offered for prospective applicants on Thursday, September 7 at 9 a.m.


More details will follow in coming months, or visit jcfsnj.org/grants for updates.

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