Q: Who can apply for a Springboard Access Grant?
A: Eligible teens are in 8-12th grade and live in the Chicago metro area.
Q: What types of programs can I apply my grants towards?
A: Programs must be run by an approved Jewish nonprofit organization. Programs need to meet for a minimum of 15 hours and take place over at least three days (consecutive or over a period of time). Programs must also demonstrate a connection to Jewish values or themes.
Q: Is there an application deadline?
A: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be awarded until funds have been depleted. Springboard staff will be reviewing all applications, so we encourage you to submit your application no less than 2 weeks before your program's start date.
Q: How long after I apply will I hear back about my Access Grant?
A: Great question, our review process will take 1-2 weeks, so please apply for your grant at least a few weeks before your desired program starts. Once you apply for a grant you mayu be asked to have a brief conversation with a member of our team so we can get to know you a little bit. Teens applying to use a grant for a 2023 Summer prgoam should expect to hear back in early 2023. If you are concerned about timing, please email Springboard@juf.org with questions.