[Micro] Grant Funding Now Available for J-Serve 2018
J-Serve is the International Day of Jewish Youth Service. In an effort to empower a growing number of communities around the world to participate and expand their J-Serve efforts, we are excited to announce that grants are available for J-Serve 2018 - happening worldwide on [and around] Sunday, April 15, 2018!
**Available Grants for J-Serve 2018 Include:
MICRO GRANT - UP TO $500
(Applications accepted on a rolling basis, while funding lasts)
Open to all J-Serve projects engaging 10+ Jewish teens in partnership with at least one community movement/agency, whether teen or staff-led.
The goal of J-Serve is to highlight the importance of service and the role youth plays in bettering their communities by empowering young leaders to create and engage in service projects that will mobilize all Jewish teens across denominational and organizational lines to make a difference both at home and in the world. J-Serve and its endorsing partners are committed to the idea that service is not only a core tenet within modern Jewish values, but also that it is a critical component of a life-long continuum that engages, maintains, and strengthens teen involvement in Jewish life.
Since 2005, J-Serve has provided teens with a unique opportunity to band together through service as a united global network committed to fulfilling the Jewish values of gemilut chasidim, acts of loving kindness, tzedakah, just and charitable giving, and tikkum olam, the responsibility to repair the world. Every year, Jewish teens around the world join each other on this special day and throughout the spring to make their community and the world a better place.
This is a call for every Jewish teen worldwide to make a difference in the lives of others by being a #gamechanger. #JSERVE2018 will promote the importance of using service as a means to change the game in your community, as you participate alongside tens of thousands of fellow Jewish teens - as well as prominent community leaders, too - to elevate our special day of global youth service around the world. Work with your teen leaders to make an even greater impact by participating in the J-Serve Elected Leaders Challenge and inviting local elected officials and/or their staff to join you in giving back alongside Jewish teens in your community.
J-Serve is a collaborative effort managed by BBYO and run in partnership with Repair the World, Good Deeds Day, and YSA's Global Youth Service Day. The initiative is generously underwritten by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Awards Committee.
For all questions regarding J-Serve and/or available grant funding opportunities, please contact Rae Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**PLEASE NOTE: You must complete this online grant application (which has been modified and condensed for improved usability) in one sitting, and the final page of this application will request the E-Signatures of both a Staff and Teen representative of your J-Serve project - so please plan to complete this section accordingly. Our system does not allow you to save your application and return to it at a later time. We recommend that you type your responses into a Word document before beginning the online application to ensure you have a record of your inputs should you be unable to complete the application once you start for whatever reason. Please find a complete copy of all grant application questions here (to be reviewed for content only; thank you for ignoring all formatting inconsistencies in the linked PDF file).**