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2020 JVPF Grant Cycle (Round XVII)

Grants to USA and Israel Nonprofits
to Benefit Jewish Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund - Los Angeles (JVPF)

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Deadline Date:

02/28/20 5:00 PM PST


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Grants to USA and Israel nonprofit organizations for programs and initiatives to positively impact the Jewish community. The Foundation makes both targeted and significant investments in creative new programs and organizations that have the potential for impact, scalability, and sustainability. JVPF supports programs based in Los Angeles and Israel, as well as domestic national programs.

The ideal funding opportunity for JVPF is one in which its financial investment and creative input will provide vital assistance to allow a good idea to grow exponentially. Examples of this type of funding include capacity-­building, strategic planning, and development growth. JVPF adheres strictly to its criteria in making its funding decisions and applicants are strongly encouraged to evaluate their proposals against the criteria.

The Fund looks for projects and organizations that are at a stage in their growth or development at which JVPF’s investment can: 

  1. Have significant impact;
  2. Grow the organization or project to scale; and
  3. Help the organization or project attain sustainability.

Funds are specifically targeted to the greatest need of each organization or project.

JVPF’s specific criteria include the following:

  • Jewish Community Need: Is there a demonstrable need?
  • Impact: What is the impact on beneficiaries and in the field more broadly?
  • Innovative Idea or Organization: Is it an original approach or a new organization?
  • Sponsor/Staff: Who are the people behind the idea and are they credible?
  • Sustainability: Is there a credible plan for sustaining the work beyond JVPF’s investment?
  • Scalability: Can the idea be grown (scaled up)?
  • Measurability: Can impact and outcome be quantified?
  • Opportunity for involvement: What support and input can the Fund provide beyond its financial investment?
  • Opportunity for leverage: How will JVPF’s investment assist the organization in securing other funders?

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179162

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

During the 2020 cycle, JVPF expects to award three or four grants.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants requested should be in amounts ranging from $25,000 ­‐ $100,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be classified as 501(c)(3) tax-­exempt organizations by the IRS or have imminent plans to file for tax-­exempt status. Israeli organizations must have an American fiscal sponsor or be an Amutah AND have a Nihul Takin.

Agencies may only be the lead agency for one application.

Pre-proposal Conference:

All new applicants are strongly encouraged to participate in one of the Applicant Q&A Conference Calls.

The calls are scheduled for:
- Tuesday, February 11, 2020: 12:00-1:00 pm (PST)/10:00-11:00pm (Israel)
- Wednesday, February 12, 2020: 8:00-9:00 am (PST)/6:00-7:00pm (Israel)

If you would like to be on the conference call, please send an email with your name and organization to Tzivia Schwartz Getzug (see contact details below).

Pre-Application Information:

- All submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. (PST), Friday, February 28, 2020.
- Applicants will be notified of the results of the initial screening process in mid-March.
- Applicants selected to move forward will make a “fastpitch” during the last week of March.
- Successful applicants will then be asked to present a full proposal and make an in‐person (where possible) presentation to the Fund at a JVPF meeting in the first or second week of May 2020.
- Applicants selected for the final due diligence round will work with Fund members during the summer.
- Final funding decisions will be made in September 2020.

Depending on the selection process, you may be asked to match the grant amount in order to achieve your total target fundraise.

Fund members evaluate the LOIs and select approximately 6-12 applicants to make a “fastpitch” to its members, after which approximately 4-6 applicants will be chosen to submit full applications and make in-person presentations.

JVPF then selects three or four applicants with whom several Fund members will undertake an intensive due diligence process. During this due diligence process, Fund members assist the applicants in shaping their ideas and business plans and further evaluate whether and how the proposals meet JVPF’s criteria.

Upon completion of the due diligence stage, Fund members choose which proposals will be funded, the amount of each grant, and the conditions and benchmarks that the grant recipients must meet in order to obtain the funding.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications can be submitted on the right side of the URL for Full Text page, see below.

Direct questions to:
Tzivia Schwartz Getzug

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming


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