The Jewish Helping Hands has announced the applications for Tikkun Olam Grant Program to advance the goal of inspiring and supporting tzedakah, justice, and righteousness, throughout the world.
Their goal is to help vulnerable populations in the United States and abroad through a variety of programs focused on economic development and social empowerment, with a particular focus on those demographics that have been overlooked and/or marginalized.
In cooperation with local communities, JHH supports programs that are sustainable and scalable through financial and hands-on support. Their objective is to promote organizations and projects that will make a tangible and lasting difference in the lives of the populations they serve. With each of their grants, JHH also intends to share its experience and expertise, so as to help further their joint mission.
- Tikkun Olam Grants are awarded annually. A typical grant award may be up to $5,000. Grant recipients may reapply to have their grants renewed one time. Organizations can apply for additional grants for new projects.
- JHH values programs and projects that aim to bring about positive change for groups of all backgrounds and religious affiliations.
- JHH will consider making grants to individuals or organizations that show clear promise to achieve one or both of the following:
- Respond to unmet needs of those who are poor and/or marginalized
- Promote self-help and empowerment within communities
- JHH does not make grants to capital, building, or political campaigns, fellowships, or programs administered by for-profit entities. Additionally, JHH grants cannot be used to subsidize administrative salaries or expenses, as they require 100% of all grants to be used for the intended program.
- In the 2021 Grant Cycle, they are focusing primarily on projects that provide the basic necessities for a decent life:
- They are also focusing especially on projects in these areas:
- Central America
- United States
- Any Impoverished Jewish Communities
- Potential partners are those who look to take on what may appear to be intractable problems, to address the needs of overlooked or ignored populations, and to use their creativity and personal commitment to find solutions where others may be convinced there are none. They seek partners who will continue to persevere and continue to help people in need.
- At JHH, they look to support those who will create partnerships with other organizations and local populations to enlarge the circle of involvement and inclusiveness. Effective applicants will show respect for the opinions and ideas of others, and will work to draw them in to the circle of concern.
- JHH especially seeks to partner with grassroots organizations who utilize resources local to their communities especially when those projects support the safety and health of the community members.
- To ensure that their funding makes the most impact, JHH will give preference to organizations with smaller budgets (operating budgets under $750k dollars) and projects that would otherwise not be possible without their assistance.
- JHH will NOT make grants to organizations with substantial budgets (operating budgets over a million dollars) or subsidiary parts of such organizations.
- JHH will NOT support overhead or administrative salaries and expenses.
- JHH will NOT make grants to capital, building, or political campaigns, scholarships, fellowships, or programs administered by for-profit entities, or micro-loan programs.
- JHH will NOT welcome applications from paid professional fund-raisers.
For more information, visit https://jewishhelpinghands.org/grants