Grant Cycle, 2021

Jewish Home of Cincinnati Inc, (JHC) will begin accepting proposals that align with our mission to support Greater Cincinnati Jewish seniors (ages 65+) by investing in innovative services and programs. During the Fall cycle, JHC will distribute approximately $30,000 in awards. Grant size will vary based upon funding opportunities. Organizations may submit up to two proposals in the same grant cycle and not for a repeat project. JHC will initiate two grant cycles per year beginning 2022. Check back in January to begin the application process by filling out a Letter of Inquiry (LOI).

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Applicants must be qualified charitable nonprofit 501[c][3] organizations as determined by IRS regulations
  • Synagogues/Temples must provide project services to the Greater Jewish community, and not be limited to membership
  • Applicant organizations need not be Jewish or Jewish-affiliated, but program or service must create impact for Jewish seniors
  • Programs may benefit Jewish and non-Jewish seniors, as long as benefit to Jewish seniors is documented
  • Grant funds must be expended within 12 months of allocation
  • Collaboration with other aligned non-profit organizations in a joint grant application is encouraged. Funds will be awarded to the lead applicant who will also be responsible for measured outcomes reporting
  • Projects which demonstrate innovative creation, expansion or strengthening of existing programs or services are preferred
  • Projects which are innovative or unique compared to existing programs or services in the community are preferred
  • Competent grant management and program or services oversight

Ineligible for Funding:

  • Applications will not be accepted from individuals
  • Projects which are for political purposes, capital campaigns, or for-profit ventures
  • Projects which subsidize or reimburse an individual’s costs of nursing home, residential, medical, or private duty home care services

Grant Application Process:

Step 1:

Eligible nonprofits were invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) between September 2–October 8, 2021. This step is now closed. Check back in early 2022 for the launch of an upcoming grant cycle.

Step 2:

LOIs were reviewed on a rolling basis by JHC Executive Director. Organizations were notified via email if they were invited to submit a full grant application (link to grant application form will be provided). Grant proposals must be submitted by November 4, 2021 at midnight.

Step 3:

Notification of award recipients will be December, 2021. Grantees will be required to sign an agreement to terms of grant letter before funds are released. Should a proposal be declined, the nonprofit is encouraged to reapply at the next grant cycle.

Step 4:

Grantees will execute their projects and submit final reports to JHC in accordance with grant requirements.