2022 RSIP Grant Guidelines

  • Applicants are eligible to submit one grant application per fiscal year
  • Applicants are eligible to apply for up to $1,000 of funding. Although this is the maximum amount, smaller project applications are also eligible and encouraged
  • All applicants must be an RSIP partner and a synagogue or other religious organization that is a currently operating house of worship in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Applications will be open on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, and must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2022. Please note there will be no extensions, so please be sure to input your grant application in a timely manner.  Decisions are expected to be announced the week of May 19, 2022
  • Program and publicity materials for initiatives that receiving funding must include the RSIP logo and this tagline: This initiative is supported in part by a grant from The Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project
  • All grantees must demonstrate consideration of accessibility and participation for individuals of all abilities
  • Organizations awarded RSIP grants agree that RSIP may share a general overview of the proposed project with other RSIP partners and to announce the grants publicly to the community grant projects


Funding is not available for the following:

  • Capital projects
  • Endowments
  • Scholarships


Please note:

  • First-time grantees need to provide a current copy of their organization’s W9, 501c3, Mission Statement, and EFT banking instructions
  • Organizations that have received a grant within the last two years from CJP are not required to resubmit their W9 and 501c3
  • Organizations that have previously received a grant in the form of a check from CJP, please note that we will now require EFT banking instructions to complete the application


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