The Jewish Abilities Alliance (JAA) invites camps, synagogues, schools and other Jewish agencies to apply for funding of up to $1500 for disability inclusion initiatives, such as programs, supplies or accessibility accommodations. Grantees will be selected by a committee and evaluated on the project’s innovativeness, 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
  • Launch your project within 6 months of receiving the award
  • Complete required post-project follow up (see below)

Other eligibility notes:

  • Funded projects must serve the greater community or a group of community members. Projects designed to serve an individual cannot be funded.
  • Microgrants cannot cover staffing or ongoing operational costs.
  • Microgrants cannot retroactively fund projects or cover the cost of already-implemented projects or purchases.
  • 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 2021) will be given priority.

Required project follow-up:

  • A 1-3 minute video of the completed project or initiative (or photos, if video is not possible)
  • A meeting or site visit with JAA to demonstrate the project or initiative in action
  • Completion of a brief post-project survey and a story or quotes about the impact of the project

Applications are now closed. Check back this fall for our fall/winter application cycle.