The Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley is proud to offer Chai Starter innovation grants to local Jewish organizations and agencies. The purpose of the Chai Starter grants is to encourage innovative thinking in addressing some of the important unmet needs in the South Bay Jewish community (Sunnyvale to Gilroy).
Application Process – NEW PROPOSALS
Grant requestors must complete an online application. Applications will be evaluated based on how well they address the funding priorities (see below for priorities and scoring criteria). The application can be found here. Please note: No single organization may submit more than 3 grant requests.
Application Process – RENEWALS
Programs that received funding in 2018 and wish to apply for a second year of funding must complete an online application indicating the performance of the program, achievement of objectives, and budget. Renewal of grants will be based on the assessment of current year performance. Renewal applications can be found here.
The Federation encourages collaboration among agencies/organizations; requests for multi-agency collaborations may be awarded up to a maximum of 30 bonus points. If submitting a multi-agency proposal, a primary agency must be identified who will be responsible for driving the program and administering the grant.
All applications must be submitted no later than 5 pm on Thursday, January 31, 2019.
Proposals that require multi-year funding from this grant cycle will be accepted; funding for subsequent years will be contingent on review of the program’s prior year(s).
The Federation Board of Directors has identified four key priority areas for funding for this year. The Board is seeking proposals for programs that “move the needle” in at least one of the following areas:
Criteria and Scoring
The following criteria will be used to evaluate each application:
Criteria Total Possible Points
How well does the program align with one (or more) of the stated priorities?
Does the program fill an unmet community need (whether one of the stated priorities
or another identified need in the community)?
How significant an impact does this make on the community, as measured by either
number of people impacted or the depth of the experience of those impacted?
How is this proposal addressing a need in a creative, innovative fashion?
Possible Extra Points
To Qualify, Applicants Must
Questions? Contact Marci Gordon, chief development officer, at email@example.com or 408-357-7503.