Does your organization work to engage Jewish students on campus in a new way? Then we have a grant for you! CJP's Campus Community Impact Grants provide up to $15,000 in funding to nonprofits for programs that bring Jewish college students together to engage with Jewish tradition and culture and make something awesome happen!
CJP is pleased to announce our Campus Community Impact Grant (CCIG) fund. This fund was developed to maximize our awareness and response to the changing needs of Jewish students on college campuses. Our goal is to provide a transparent, efficient, and consistent process to ensure that organizations can identify and address needs, opportunities, and innovations within the communities that CJP serves. We will review applications with critical attention to:
Before starting your application, we highly recommend you reach out to discuss your idea with Eliza, our Campus Engagement Manager. She is happy to help your organization through the process.
To inspire and mobilize the diverse Boston Jewish community to engage in building communities of learning that strengthen Jewish life and improve the world.
CJP Vision Statement
Our community is a leading center of Jewish life, inspired by Boston’s unique intellectual and cultural heritage. Expansive, dynamic models of living and learning include everyone and provide meaningful connections to Judaism, the Jewish People, Israel, and the broader world. Networks of thriving Jewish institutions work collaboratively to strengthen our future. Grounded in Jewish history, tradition, and values, we care for one another, pursue justice, and repair our divided world.
CJP Grantmaking Philosophy
CJP utilizes grantmaking as one critical tool for reaching our shared communal vision. With our grants we seek to strengthen the health and breadth of our community, and to invest in key priority areas that will shape our future. Through our grants, we seek to incentivize or amplify partnership, capacity and resiliency, innovation, and adaptability.
The Fund welcomes applications for new and ongoing results-oriented projects or initiatives which support CJP’s Impact Areas; can demonstrate a measurable and sustainable impact; and involve one of the following areas:
Organizational Capacity Building that brings a nonprofit to the next level of operational, programmatic, financial, or organizational maturity. Organizational capacity building reflects an investment in the effectiveness and future sustainability of a nonprofit to effectively deliver its mission. This may also include an urgent or acute need that an organization can demonstrate how it provides unique and critical services to one or more CJP regions.
Community Enhancement Initiatives are events, actions, or programs — virtual or otherwise — that strengthen a community-building effort to support communities of any type, including those based in geography, spirituality, interest, age, or identity. Community Enhancement Initiatives may include innovative pilots, small-scale programs, or other efforts that help an organization learn how a large-scale project might work in practice and help provide learnings for the Greater Boston Jewish community more broadly. A pilot program provides a platform for the organization to test ideas, prove value, and reveal deficiencies.
Organizations that currently receive $50,000 or more in funding from CJP. If your organization currently receives $50,000 or more from CJP and you would like to propose program ideas or capacity building, please contact your CJP relationship manager for discussion.
Questions? Contact Eliza at email@example.com.