Grant Guidelines
  1. Proposals must align with both the Foundation and JewishColumbus missions and the fund statement of purpose. Learn more at
  2. Proposals must support the agency mission, including any short- and medium-term initiatives.
  3. Proposals can be submitted as a new or expanded service initiative and should address unmet community needs, complement or improve existing community service needs, increase agency self-sufficiency, attract new clients, or maximize service delivery.
  4. Programs must have measurable goals/objectives and a strong evaluation plan.
  5. Approved multi-year proposals are funded for a one-year period and may be extended for up to two additional years at a stepped down level, subject to evaluation and review. Continued grant funding is evaluated based on these criteria:
    • program implementation is according to schedule;
    • measurable success in meeting the strategic objectives;
    • grantee submits a long-term funding plan and reports on the implementation of that plan with each request for continued funding, including communication with future funders following the Foundation grant period;
    • continued need for Foundation funding;
    • interest on the part of the Foundation and JewishColumbus to provide continued funding: and,
    • available funding.
  6. Programs must start within 18 months of grant approval date.
Information specific to each grant committee can be found on its respective grant page.