How to Apply
Applying for a Reflect Cincy Grant involved 2 steps. During the first step, applicants submitted an Emerging Idea; applicants who passed the initial screening were then invited to submit a full application.
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Applicants who submitted an Emerging Idea met the following requirements:
- Request period is for 1-year or 2-years, with a start date that falls within July and September 2022.
- Request amount is $40,000 or less.
- Applicant attended or watched the recordings of the Grant Info and Training Sessions.
- Applicant is a registered 501(c)(3) -OR- has a fiscal sponsor -OR- discussed securing a fiscal sponsor with Kim Newstadt.
- Individuals were eligible to submit an Emerging Idea without a secured fiscal sponsor, but a fiscal sponsor was required for the application.
- Non-local initiatives were eligible if they planned to either hire or partner with a local individual or organization.
- Funding had to be tied to a particular program, initiative, or process.
What We Fund
At a glance, funded initiatives will:
- Address a demonstrated unmet need within one of the 3 underrepresented segments in Jewish Cincinnati to foster Jew-ish connection. See RFP for details.
- Demonstrate how stakeholders are positioned to have influence
- Be distinctive (show change – a new approach or an adaptation of something existing).
- Incorporate time for learning and adaptation. Preference will be given to initiatives that emphasize experimentation, and include a program, initiative, or process as part of their scope.
See the documents below for more detail on the Reflect Cincy 2022 process:
Our long-term goal is to create an open, inclusive, and diverse Jew-ish organizational and communal culture that creates pathways for people to find meaning and connection.
TJF is committed to making investments that place Jews who are reflective of underrepresented segments in positions of influence and decision-making. TJF believes that these changes will create more compelling ways for these individuals to form Jew-ish connections. Funded initiatives are intended to be designed by and for the target audience, without expectations for traditional engagement and revenue generation.
For transparency, see the document below for a list of reporting questions that grantees will answer at the close of their grant cycle.
References and Further Readings
2019 Cincinnati Jewish Community Study, Brandeis University
Barriers to Connection, Brandeis University
TJF Strategic Visioning Focus Group Memo, Rosov Consulting