The Covenant Foundation is seeking applications for its grant program to help creative Jewish educators develop and implement significant and financially responsible approaches to Jewish education that are potentially adaptable in other settings.
- Although there are two Covenant Grant categories, Ignition and Signature, applicants should submit only one Letter of Inquiry in only one grant category in any given year. Typically Covenant Signature Grants do not exceed $150,000, with generally no more than $50,000 per year for up to three years. There is no minimum dollar amount associated with a Covenant Grant.
- 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.
- Any institutions, agencies, or 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) are eligible. Only a tax-exempt, non-profit organization may serve as the sponsoring organization of a Covenant Grant.
- The Covenant Foundation only funds programming in North America.
- Covenant Grants will not be made to support feasibility studies, assessment studies, or basic research in Jewish education, nor will The Covenant Foundation contribute to capital expansion projects, student scholarships, or ongoing operating support.
- Organizations may only submit one grant application per cycle.
- Organizations must use the budget estimate templates provided by the Foundation for Ignition and Signature Grants at both the Letter of Inquiry and Full Proposal stage.
For more information, visit The Covenant Foundation.