Foundation / Corporation
Birmingham Jewish Foundation (BJF)
Grants to USA, Canada, and International qualifying nonprofit organizations for impactful activities that address significant needs of Israel or Jews around the world. Funding is intended to support programs and projects in areas that include, but are not limited to, economic development, anti-Semitism, social services, and worldwide Jewish needs. To be eligible, applicants must be affiliated with a US charitable organization or receive approval from a specified national Jewish organization.
The Israel-World Jewry Bureau is a unique allocations process, developed in 2004, that has allowed The Birmingham Jewish Federation to help fund smaller, yet equally important agencies, doing vital work for people in need in Israel and around the world.
Through the Israel-World Jewry Bureau allocations process, these funds are not only making an important difference in the lives of those helped by the Bureau, but also enable members of the Birmingham community to work in direct partnership with their brothers and sisters in Israel and elsewhere around the globe.
Proposed programs and projects must have an impact on many people for a limited amount of money. In addition, the request must be solely for Israel or World Jewry.
The Israel-World Jewry Bureau of The Birmingham Jewish Federation gives preference to grant requests from organizations/agencies that focus on their 9 targeted areas:
GrantWatch ID#: 200577
For informational purposes only: In 2019, $166,000 was allocated between 16 organizations. Most grants awarded were between $1,000 and $5,000, and not all organizations that applied were awarded grants.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Please submit the online request form: https://bjf.org/israel-world-jewry-bureau-request/
For questions, please contact Florina Newcomb at FlorinaN@bjf.org.
The Birmingham Jewish Federation
3966 Montclair Road
Birmingham, Al 35213
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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.
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