Apply for Available Grants
The Jewish Federation is proud to present a variety of funding opportunities to organizations world-wide providing funding to registered 501(c)3s, registered NGOs or Amutot internationally, as well as to high school students seeking funding for Israel Travel. Each of the many funding opportunities provided by the Jewish Federation has their own set of criteria.
Please note that Federation funding allocations are made possible through a variety of funding sources including the Federation Annual Campaign, Jewish Community Foundation, Centennial Fund for a Jewish Future and others.
Which One is Right For You?
Young Adult Engagement Grants
YAD is offering grants for young adult groups that seek to build community in Jewish Pittsburgh. Organizations must be 501(c)(3) non-profit and programs must be catered toward young adults ages 22-45. Contact Rayna Saltzman at email@example.com with any questions or for more information.
Youth Convention Subsidies
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh remains committed to supporting teen leadership development. With the goal of encouraging leadership development for Pittsburgh-based Jewish teens, the Jewish Federation is again offering a limited number of subsidies for attendance at regional or national in-person conventions hosted by national Jewish youth movements. Eligible programs must involve at least two nights away from Pittsburgh in a regional or national event designed to impart leadership development skills, under the rubric of a recognized national Jewish youth movement. Contact Carolyn Linder at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-697-6648.
Israel & Overseas Funding
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh's Israel and Overseas Funding Committee is interested in funding projects and programs that have impact in at least one of the following areas:
- Food and Human Security Needs
- At-Risk Youth
- Economic Development
- Shared Society (Co-existence)
- Ethiopian Community
- Jewish Education
- Special Needs populations
Special consideration will be given to applications which work to enhance our Partnership 2Gether Region (Karmiel/Misgav). Most grants range from $10,000 to $25,000. Funding is limited to organizations registered as United States 501(c)3 non-profits, or with legal conduits holding that status. Eligible to Apply by Invitation Only. Contact email@example.com for more information.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh grants non-need-based scholarships for eligible students traveling to Israel on eligible programs. $2,200 per student for a minimum three-week or 21-day trip. Further need based scholarships are also available to those who qualify. For more information on scholarship guidelines, eligibility, programs, and funding opportunities, contact Debbie Swartz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-992-5208.
Teen Engagement Program Grants
The Jewish Federation makes grants up to $2,000 for new and updated programs that seek to engage teens in specific content areas that are designed to support innovative, outcome-driven, relationship-based programming in the lives of Jewish teens. Contact email@example.com for more information.
New Initiative Seed Money for Adult Learning & Experiences
The Jewish Life & Learning Commission of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh seeks to fund new initiatives that help advance our goal of maximizing the number of Jewish Pittsburghers engaged in meaningful Jewish learning and experiences. Applicants can apply for up to $3,000 per project per fiscal year. Shelly Parver, Assistant Planning Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Partnership2Gether (P2G) is a program of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) that provides opportunities for 500 Jewish communities worldwide to participate in cultural, educational and social exchanges with Israeli communities. Contact Debbie Swartz at email@example.com or 412-992-5208 for more information.
The SteelTree Fund
Seeking applications for innovative ideas that help young adults ages 22-45, kids, and teens find meaning and participation in Jewish life. Our SteelTree board members are interested in funding projects and programs that have impact on the engagement of this young population in the Pittsburgh Jewish community. Special consideration will be given to applications whose work focuses on strengthening Jewish continuity. The SteelTree Fund provides grants up to $10,000 to projects that serve the Pittsburgh Jewish community. Contact Shelly Parver, at 412-992-5207 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Vibrant Pittsburgh Mini Grants
Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Urban Affairs Foundation of the Community Relations Council of Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh seek to encourage Greater Pittsburgh’s community groups to retain a diverse workforce of talent. Contact Laura Cherner at email@example.com or 412-992-5235 for more information.