To be considered, an account must be created and applications must be completed and submitted using our online platform. Here is a sample application.
How are grant recipients selected?
A committee of community volunteers reviews application as they are received. The review committee includes people from various backgrounds and experiences in Jewish Ottawa, who are trained in the grant review process.
What is the committee looking for?
The review considers the following questions:
• Does the initiative engage new people in Jewish life?
• Is it meaningful and impactful for participants? Is it relevant and enjoyable?
• Does the initiative fill a gap or appeal to an under-served population?
• In addition to being a good idea, does the initiative build synergies, and collaborative partnerships in the community?
• Is there a clear action plan and budget?
What kinds of activities are eligible? NEW!***********
• Applications from organizations that address connectivity and the need for tech, or tech support.
• Activities that foster and promote health and wellness, from a Jewish perspective.
• Social-Action and Tikun Olam initiatives to combat racism, support inclusion and enable more people to be included in Jewish life.
• Backyard camps and informal summer activities that are infused with Jewish content.
• Educational, recreational, cultural, religious, and other Jewish events
• One-time programs, conferences, courses
• Activities that fit with Federation’s mission: to advance and promote an exceptional quality of Jewish life; and its vision: a thriving Ottawa Jewish community that is inclusive, accessible, educated, and engaged
• Fundraising events are not eligible for funding
• There is a maximum of three times that a single program can be supported through microgrants, after which, this program is no longer eligible for funding