To mark the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis (JCRC) is now accepting proposals for micro-grants to fund programs that illuminate the discourse around Israel in our modern world. Israel was once a source of unity in our community; now, amid rising anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism, she has the potential to be a source of division.

JCRC invites proposals for one-time activities or short-term projects that are educational as well as spirited. We encourage organizations, groups, and individuals to create their own relevant programming that addresses and reflects on the Israel over the past half-century. Requests may range from $500 to $1,000 and programming must be completed by December 31, 2017. Micro-grant proposals will be accepted until March 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Grants may be used to help defray the costs of:

  • Program expenses, including speaker honoraria, film rights, equipment rental, etc.
  • Marketing expenses, including printing and online promotional costs. Funds cannot be used to cover salaries for marketing staff.
  • Service support, including use of open captioning, sign language interpreter, use of Braille, assistive listening device, etc.

Grants will range from $500 to $1,000 depending on the funding needs.
Grants cannot be used for funding of ongoing staff.

Only one application per agency will be considered.

Grantees will be required to complete a follow-up survey following completion of the activity.

Grants will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Potential to reach those in the Jewish community less engaged with Israel;
  • Diversity of viewpoints and constituencies represented;
  • Creativity of programming; and,
  • Ability of grantee(s) to find alternative or matching funding.

Applications are available online at http://jcrcstl.org/micrograntapp/.

This program is made possible due to the generosity and support of the Kranzberg Family Foundation, Lubin-Green Foundation and Staenberg Family Foundation, which are supporting foundations of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

For questions please contact JCRC at rholloway@jcrcstl.org or at (314) 442-3871.

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