INCLUSION MICROGRANTS

“Who is rich? He/she who rejoices in his/her portion.”

Pirkei Avot - Ethics of the Fathers

The Jewish Abilities Alliance (JAA) is pleased to fund inclusion projects in Jewish Atlanta through our Inclusion Microgrant Program. We invite camps, synagogues, schools and other Jewish agencies to apply for funding to kickstart inclusion initiatives, such as inclusion programs, supplies or physical accommodations.

We are looking for projects that demonstrate a new, innovative approach to inclusion and provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to access Jewish life and community in Atlanta. Grantees will be selected by a committee of inclusion professionals based on the project’s effectiveness in innovation, impact, leadership and organization. Grantees will be notified via email.

To receive this grant, you are required to:

  • demonstrate how your idea or project will create opportunities for inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the Jewish community
  • demonstrate that you are making use of the tools we offer (take part in JAA community meetings, support and trainings provided by JAA, etc.)
  • launch your project within 3 months of receiving funding
  • complete required post-project follow up (see below)
  • demonstrate that your idea facilitates (new) partnerships and collaboration within the community

Other eligibility notes:

  • Funded projects must serve the greater community or a group of community members. Projects designed to serve an individual will not be selected.
  • Microgrants cannot cover staffing or ongoing operational costs.
  • All funded projects must be driven by a community agency – JAA is available to assist in developing partnerships around projects.
  • Agencies who did NOT receive funding during JAA’s most recent microgrant cycle (fall 2019) will be given priority.

Selection, Process & Award
The selected applicants will be notified by email by December 21. Acceptance letter will include expectations of launch date, stipulate logo usage, and required follow-up.

Required project follow-up:

  • An initial meeting within the first month of receiving the grant with the JAA team to discuss implementing the project
  • Once implemented, a meeting or site visit with JAA to show the project in action
  • Participate in shared community conversation with a cohort of other grantees
  • The grantee will share the project with the greater community, highlighting the experience implementing the project, successes, difficulties, impact and outcomes

See a list of past funded projects.

Questions? Email agarrett@jewishatlanta.org

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