2016 Racial Justice Giving Circle Grants

Posted by: Repair the World NYC & Avodah Racial Justice Giving Circle

We will invest in organizations fighting for racial justice in NYC, with a specific focus in Brooklyn.

Amount: $500
Deadline: May 11, 2016
Award Date: June 15, 2016


Who we are:

The Repair the World NYC & AVODAH Racial Justice Giving Circle brings together dynamic, passionate young adults to explore and support the fight for racial justice in America through a Jewish lens. The Circle volunteers together at local non-profits to see how racial inequality plays out in the streets of Central Brooklyn, learns with racial justice activists about how money can play a role in the movement, and uses those experiences as an inspiration to fund organizations that the group believes will impact racial justice struggles.

We will be awarding grants to organizations that fill one or more of the following components:

  • Serves Women
  • Serves People of Color
  • Run by People of Color
  • Focuses on Black Lives Matter, Criminal Justice, Policing, Housing, and/or gentrification
  • Uses a Mixed Methodology (Combined Direct Service and Organizing/Advocacy), Preference for "upstream"
  • Focuses in Brooklyn and/or NYC
  • Uses an Innovative/Unique Approach

Up to $500 in funds is available during this grant cycle and will be awarded to one or more qualifying organizations.

Application/Nomination Process and Deadlines:

We're using the Amplifier Common Application to collect information about your organization and/or project. It's simple to fill out, and once your organization has created a profile, you can also use it to apply for funding from the over 80 Giving Circles currently listed on the site. Many organizations have chosen to make their Common Applications publicly visible; if you'd like to see some examples, feel free to browse the organizations' profiles here.

While we recommend you use the Amplifier Common Application, we recognize that for many organizations, staff time is very limited. If creating a profile and completing the Common Application would put an unnecessary burden on your organization's resources, please email [email protected] to indicate your interest, and we'll be in touch discuss a more convenient format for us to learn more about your organization.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.

The members of the Repair the World NYC & AVODAH Racial Justice Giving Circle will review all applications and notify awardees in June 2016.

If you have any questions about the Repair the World NYC & AVODAH Racial Justice Giving Circle, the grant process, or your organization’s eligibility to apply, please reach out to us at [email protected] We are also happy to advise interested organizations as they work on their applications.

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Custom Questions

Some grants require specific questions to be answered in order to make a decision. Every applicant will be required to answer the following questions in order to successfully complete the application process.

  1. What is your mission and/or vision statement? Enter a brief description of your program. What does it do, and who are its beneficiaries?

  2. What established or demonstrated need within the target audience does your program serve? Please cite any data and its source that establishes the need.

  3. How do you measure the success of your organization/initiative? By those measurements - do you believe you have been successful to date? Why or why not? If you are a brand new initiative, how do you plan to measure your success?

  4. Are you applying for general operating support or specific program support?


Are you ready to take your giving circle from idea to reality?

Our Jewish Giving Circle Incubator will help you bring your giving circle to life. Whether you're 23 or 73, interested in social justice or Jewish innovation, and ready to give $50 or $10,000, we want you to join the Incubator. Apply today!

Applications are open until July 31st.

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