Breakthrough 550


Breakthrough Fund

Jewish United Fund (JUF) launched the JUF Breakthrough Fund grant program in 2014 to encourage smart, strategic growth and creative program development in Chicago’s Jewish community.  

Through this sixth and final cycle of the Breakthrough Fund, JUF will award new grants for leading-edge programs, capacity-building efforts, planning, research and development initiatives, and new approaches that address the wide array of needs, interests, individuals, and identities that compose Chicago’s vibrant and diverse Jewish community as well as Jewish communities in Israel and other areas overseas. Beginning next year, a new initiative called Fund for the Future will take over grantmaking responsibilities for specific communal priority areas.

In its final year, Breakthrough Fund grants will support not only established organizations with a legacy of creating and expanding value-added programs and services, but also early-stage organizations and social entrepreneurs whose voices, visions, and ideas are just emerging.

The Breakthrough Fund is closed to submissions. 

Read more about Cycle 1, Cycle 2Cycle 3, Cycle 4, and Cycle 5 JUF Breakthrough Fund grants.