NowGen Giving Circle Grant Cycle - Year 2

Posted by: NowGen Giving Circle - Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix

NowGen Giving Circle Grant Cycle - Year 2

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: July 8, 2016


The NowGen Giving Circle out of Phoenix, Arizona is interested in funding opportunities that engage and advance opportunities for peers in their 20's and 30's in various geographic areas - agencies in the greater Phoenix area will receive primary consideration, as well as organizations in Israel. The group is also interested in grants that can "pay it forward" and sustain themselves in the future.

A group of 12 Jewish entrepreneurs in their 20’s have started a giving circle to personally contribute and fundraise approximately $25,000 for Jewish non-profit organizations. Smaller grants will be given out between $1000-5000 approximately to multiple organizations.

The giving circle is a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and part of the Young Jewish Funders of Arizona, an established group of Jewish philanthropists. The mission of the 20’s group is to establish a culture of generosity and philanthropy amongst recent college graduates/new professionals. As co-founder Blaine Light explains, “Most of the members of this group are relatively new to the professional world. Getting a regular paycheck is still a somewhat novel concept. We feel it’s important to develop the understanding early on that what we make is not all ours to keep. The 12 members of our giving circle have embraced this concept, and want to spread the ideology to our peers and other members of the local Jewish community”.

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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. Can this project move forward with partial funding from the NowGen Giving Circle? If so, please explain how and elaborate on the sustainability plans for this program.


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