Apply For A Grant

Apply for a Grant

The Columbus Jewish Foundation uses an internet grant application system through Blackbaud. The directions below should answer your questions about the online application process. Internet Explorer version 8 or higher or FireFox version 18.0.1 or later work best. Please enable your cookies if asked to do so. If you have further questions, please contact Director of Grants Susan Tanur at 614-338-2365.

To access our online grant system, you first must create an IGAM account for yourself or to share within your organization. If you forget or misplace your IGAM My Account password, you will need to create a new IGAM account and start a new application. Your account allows access to your saved and submitted applications at any time. It also allows us to send you email messages, such as receipt of your application. When you create your account, you will receive an automatic email with your tracking number and a link to the log-in page of your online applications. Save that link, as you will use it to log-in and access your saved applications.

Click here to download the FY19 Grants Guide.



To open your existing IGAM Account to begin a new application or to continue working on a saved application, click here to access your “My Account“.

Click here to create an account:

a. At Account Login, click “New Applicant?” and then click “Continue” to create your account.
b. Enter your email address.
c. Create a My Account password (5-25 alphanumeric characters; it is not case sensitive).
d. Confirm your My Account password.
e. Write your My Account password down as you will use this password to access saved and submitted applications and each time you want to submit a new grant application.


Choose which application you wish to access and click on the appropriate link:

2019 Spring New Grant Application

2019 Renewal Grant Application

2018 Mini-Grant Application

Once you have opened your My Account, you then will be prompted to enter a grant application form password – this password is different from your My Account password. Please enter the password provided at orientation. If you do not know the grant application form password, contact the Foundation at 614-338-2365.



a. You must complete all required sections of the application.

b. There are two documents you will need to apply for a grant: A Grant Budget and a Grant Signature Page (electronic signatures are not acceptable; this document requires original handwritten signatures). Right click on “DOWNLOAD”, select “Save As” to save documents to your computer before completing each form. You will need to re-scan the completed “Grant Signature Page” and “Budget” in order to upload these attachments.

c. Attach these and other required forms to your application.


Budget – New Grant Application DOWNLOAD >>

Budget – Renewal Grant Application DOWNLOAD >>

Budget – Mini-Grant Application DOWNLOAD >>

Grant Signature Page DOWNLOAD >>

If you want to review your application(s) or submit a new application click here.


Character limits allow us to efficiently evaluate the many applications we receive. Text beyond the limit will be cut off. Consider first typing your answers into a Microsoft Word Document. This will allow you to use the word count and spell-check features. When your answer is finished, copy and paste it into the online application. (The online application will not retain any Word formatting, such as numbers, bullets, bold or italics.)

You do not have to complete the entire application at one time. You may save your application by clicking the “Save and Finish Later” button at the bottom of the application form.

When you are satisfied that your application is complete, click the “Review and Submit” button at the bottom of the last page. Proof carefully. After you have reviewed your application, click the “Submit” button. Once you hit the “submit” button, you cannot retrieve your application – similar to dropping an envelope in a mail box. You can, however, completely resubmit the application with your changes, as long as the deadline has not passed.

Print a copy of your application for your records. An automated email will be sent to you from when your application is received. If for some reason you do not receive confirmation within three days, please contact us. Remember to check your spam, junk and/or bulk mail folders for this email.

The on-line application will close immediately following the deadline.