Ignition Grant

From The Covenant Foundation

The Covenant Foundation grants provide funding to help creative Jewish educators develop and implement significant and financially responsible approaches to Jewish education that are potentially adaptable in other settings.

Grant uses

Overview

The Covenant Foundation invites applications for innovative programs in Jewish schools, community organizations, and other institutional settings. These grants will provide funding to help creative Jewish educators develop and implement significant and financially responsible approaches to Jewish education that are potentially adaptable in other settings. Covenant Grants may also be awarded for projects whose purpose is to disseminate particularly effective existing programs.

Ignition Grants are designed to explore new, untested ideas or to determine how established practices can become even more effective. An Ignition Grant is appropriate for an exciting idea that is not yet ready for a multi-year Signature Grant, perhaps because it is still in the planning stage or because the organization needs time to develop necessary capacity and expertise. Applicants for Covenant Ignition Grants may request up to $20,000 for one year.

Eligibility

Organization's Location
USA
Program Location
USA
Organization Type
Jewish institutions
Jewish agencies
501(c)(3) organizations involved in the field of Jewish education (i.e. day schools, congregational schools, central agencies of Jewish education, Jewish community centers, summer camps, or museums)
Other

The role of the Project Director is pivotal to the success of the grant. Each proposal must identify a Project Director who will supervise all aspects of the project throughout the grant period.

Ineligibility

Feasibility studies, assessment studies, or basic research in Jewish education
Capital expansion projects
Student scholarships
Ongoing operating support
up to 20k

Submission

You may submit applications every year.
Schedule
Step 1: Letter of Inquiry
Application deadline
Feb 27
Step 2: Full proposal (check website)
Required Attachments
Letter of Inquiry (LOI)
Project Budget
Contact info
(212) 245-3500
Review Criteria

All proposals will be assessed by The Covenant Foundation Selection Committee for the significance of the issues addressed; potential contribution to the field; the importance and clarity of their educational objectives; the quality of the proposed program; and the feasibility of its implementation. The Committee will also discuss expected short and long-term outcomes of the project. Additionally, the Committee will consider the extent to which the program will benefit other groups beyond those immediately served and whether there are any plans for dissemination. The Committee seeks to know how the program will be funded after the grant period ends, if it is to continue. 

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