$1 million in funding
for security initiatives each year
$382k raised
to support Ukrainian Jews
120+ Columbus kids
sent to overnight Jewish summer camp

Funding Overview

The Community Impact Committee (CIC) recommends funding in two categories: allocations and grants.

Allocations from the Annual Campaign


Israel and Overseas 


On top of these allocations, JewishColumbus funds security at congregations (Shabbat and holiday services and during religious school), the Columbus Jewish Day School and Columbus Torah Academy, the Jewish Community Center (College Avenue, New Albany and Worthington sites) and OSU Hillel.

For more information on our security efforts, click here


Grants are funded by endowments and special purpose funds held at the Columbus Jewish Foundation, a JewishColumbus partner. The Community Impact Committee (CIC) considers grants for new programs and those that are funded by designated resources, including Community Grants, Jewish Arts, Jewish Education & Literacy, Jewish Needs and Social Justice. Also falling under CIC are Shalom Grants, Israel & Overseas Needs and Israel Environmental Programs, Holocaust Survivors Initiative, JCC Jewish Cultural Arts and service-area and organization directed programs.

These grants were approved for FY23 implementation:



Grant Amount  

Columbus Jewish Day School

Community Engagement Grant


Congregation Agudas Achim

Center for Jewish Ideas


Columbus Torah Academy

Community Rebuilding and Engagement


Hillel at OSU

Birthright: Expanded and Enhanced


Hillel at OSU

Greek/Student Life Engagement


Hillel at OSU

Jewish Student Life


JCC in partnership with JewishColumbus  

Jewish Community Disabilities Inclusion Director  


Jewish Community Center

JCC Active Adults


Jewish Community Center

Gallery Players


Jewish Community Center

Jewish Film Festival


Jewish Community Center

Early Childhood Learning Center Scholarships


Jewish Community Center

Jewish Book & Authors Series


Jewish Family Services

Food Support for Victims of Nazi Persecution


Jewish Family Services

Trauma and Grief Supports


Move to Prosper 

Empower 100 Project


Second Nurture

Building Foster Family Connections


Temple Israel



Wexner Heritage Village

Creekside Kashrut Support


Wexner Heritage Village

Wexner Heritage House Social Activities


Wexner Heritage Village

Wexner Heritage Village Social Activities





Funding Cycle

The FY23 funding process is in full gear and applications for new grants for local and Israel & Overseas non-profit organizations are closed.

Limited funding is available for mini-grants of $2,500 or less for local programs in the area of Jewish Arts, defined as the art, not the artist.  If your organization is planning a Jewish arts program more than eight weeks out, please reach out to us at impact@jewishcolumbus.org for information on how to apply for a mini-grant.

Check back in August 2024 for information about our FY24 funding process.

Questions? Let’s connect.

Susan T.

Chief Impact Officer

Abby Harris Holmes

Community Impact Coordinator