Grants

Looking for funding? The Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation manages several funds that provide funding through a competitive grant process. Check below to see if any of our participating funds meet your needs.

Paul Adelman Children with Disabilities Endowment Fund

Currently: CLOSED

The Paul Adelman Children with Disabilities Endowment Fund is a designated endowment of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation. The Endowment Fund supports capital hands on projects, primarily in Minnesota, that positively impact children with disabilities, their parents and caregivers. Primarily the Trustees are interested in capital expenditures and in projects impacting children with physical and developmental disabilities. The Fund makes grants in the fall/winter of each year.

For application information, click here

Mount Sinai Community Foundation

Currently: Accepting Letters of Inquiry for 2018 Funding October 16 – November 15

The MSCF funds one-time projects up to $10,000 that fulfill the MSCF’s mission to improve health, enhance well-being, or otherwise advance medical care for Minnesota residents. MSCF gives equal consideration to proposals that impact the Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Minnesota. MSCF is especially interested in proposals that provide innovative approaches for addressing health, well-being or medical care that might not be funded by other grant sources. MSCF also gives priority to identifiable, discrete projects that the Foundation may fund alone or with other funding partners.

Through the generosity of the Frances & Samuel Finkelstein/Janice Finkelstein Mattison Memorial Fund, one of the grants funded will be in the area of cancer research and education. Organizations interested in securing the designated Memorial funds, should address the connection to cancer research and education in their application.

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The Howard B. & Ruth F. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment Fund

Currently: Closed

The Howard B. & Ruth F. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment Fund is named for the prominent Minneapolis couple Howard B. Brin and Ruth F. Brin who were both community and national leaders. The Fund serves to support artistic creativity with Jewish content. Applications are welcome emphasizing music, dance, literature, theater, visual arts, or film from artists or institutions, Jewish or non-Jewish. Grant awards range from $500 to $10,000.

Learn more about Howard B. & Ruth F. Brin

The Toodie and Frank Trestman Special Needs and Collaborative Education Endowment

Currently: Closed

 

The Toodie and Frank Trestman Special Needs and Collaborative Education Endowment supports local efforts in two areas:

  • Collaborative education: formal and informal Jewish education programs that involve collaboration between two or more organizations
  • Special needs: increasing the ability of children and adults with special needs to participate in Jewish life and receive a Jewish education.

2016 Winning Projects

For an in-depth description of the Trestman Fund’s goals, click here

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