Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago is launching a
newly created Breakthrough Fund to offer opportunities for “smart growth” in
the service sector, and has sent out a Request For Proposals (RFP) for its
inaugural funding cycle.
“We are committed to remaining nimble and responding effectively to both the current
and emerging needs in our community,” said Bill Silverstein, Chair of
JUF/Federation’s Overall Planning & Allocations Committee. “We are proud to
seek and encourage promising new approaches to meeting local human needs and
engaging community members across lifetimes.”
initial RFP will provide mini-grants of up to $5,000 for local programs,
projects and initiatives that address the following goals:
Local Human Needs:Address needs
emerging from new health-care paradigm; meet on-going needs of chronically poor
and the “new poor;” develop programs addressing diverse and ever-changing
populations; and reduce barriers to inclusion for underserved populations.
Engage Across Lifetimes:Expand existing and/or launch
new Jewish experiences that inspire community youth; strengthen Jewish
congregational life; increase adult participation in Chicago Jewish communal
life; engage groups who are underrepresented in Jewish communal life; and
impact Jewish Journeys/reinforce local “Ladder of Continuum.”
funding cycles will include additional categories of grant-making, as well as
larger size grants and multi-years grants.
Proposals are due Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at 5
p.m. For more information, please contact Annette Charles, Assistant Vice
President, Community Program Development, at 312.673.2356 or Annettecharles@juf.org.