Supporting programs serving the Jewish community.
CJP is pleased to share four Community Impact Grant (CIG) funds, designed to support organizations in enhancing the well-being and vibrancy of the Greater Boston Jewish community.
We’re delighted to announce the recipients of the FY23 Community Impact Grant (CIG) funds. We're proud to support these organizations as they continue to enhance the lives of those in the Great Boston Jewish community.
Supporting programs serving the Jewish community.
Supporting programs serving Jewish teens (post-B’Mitzvah to 12th grade).
Supporting programs serving Jewish college students.
Supporting programs serving Jewish young adults (ages 22-40).
The CIG funds were developed to maximize our awareness and response to the changing needs of our community. 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.
How to Apply:
Please review the guiding principles and frequently asked questions below before applying. As described in the FAQ section, applications for FY24 will open on Monday, July 3, 2023 and must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2023 for consideration in the first set of grants. Applications submitted after October 12, 2023 and prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2024 will be reviewed in the second set of grants.
To help you prepare your application, we encourage you to download the application questions.
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 Greater Boston’s unique intellectual and cultural heritage. Expansive, dynamic models of living and learning 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 uses 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 invest in key priority areas that will shape our future. Through our grants, we seek to incentivize or amplify partnership, capacity, resiliency, innovation, and adaptability.
CJP Impact Areas
Q: Who is eligible for CIG funding?
For CJP’s Jewish Communal Partners:
Q: Who is NOT eligible for CIG funding?
Funding is not available for the following:
Q: What type of grants do you offer?
The CIG funds welcome applications for new and ongoing results-oriented initiatives (“Initiatives”) which support CJP’s Impact Areas; can demonstrate a measurable and sustainable impact; and involve one of the following categories:
Applicants must select to submit an application to only one of the two categories of grant support described above. Please note: The CIG funds do not provide general operating support for organizations.
Q: Which fund should my organization apply for?
The four CIG funds are intended to serve the audiences as described below. Please apply for the fund that best aligns with your Initiative. Applicants may not submit an application for the same Initiative to multiple grant funds.
Q: What level of funding is offered by each CIG fund?
Applicants are eligible to apply for up to $15,000 of funding from each CIG fund. Although this is the maximum amount, smaller Initiative applications are also eligible and encouraged.
Q: Are there limitations on how many grants an organization can apply for and/or receive?
Yes. Applicants must adhere to the following restrictions:
Q: What is the selection process?
All applications are reviewed by a geographically and demographically diverse committee of volunteer lay leaders who have been trained in the grant review process, and who bring a wide range of skill sets and experiences to the review process.
Each committee reviews applications with critical attention to:
Q: What is the grant term?
The Fund awards grants for a one-year period. For Community Enhancement Initiative grants, grantees may apply for a second year of funding for the same Initiative for up to 50% of funds received in the first year. Our goal is for all grantees to move toward a self-sustaining model.
Q: What is the timeline?
Application submissions will be considered twice during each fiscal year (July – June). As listed below, applications for FY24 will open on Monday July 3, 2023 and must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday October 12, 2023 for consideration in the first set of grants. Decisions on these applications are expected to be announced by the week of December4, 2023. Applications submitted after October 12, 2023 and prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday March 8, 2024 will be reviewed with decisions expected to be announced by the week of May 1, 2024.
Overview of Timeline:
Q: What are the reporting, marketing, and other requirements?
Financial Information - Please note:
Before starting your application, we highly recommend you reach out to discuss your idea with the corresponding fund manager below. They will be happy to help guide your organization through the process.