Our goal with Spark Grants is to provide resources for big ideas with potential to impact our community.
We don’t simply stop with funding. Recipients of Spark Grants are those with a plan for community involvement and advancement with whom we build relationships and work together to make the biggest impact possible on Jewish teens and those in their sphere.
2020 Spark Grant Updates
SparkGrant Key Dates:
- June 1st Renewal agreement and scenario planning sheet due
- June 15th Revised grant proposals and scenario planning sheet due
- July 15th Revised grant decisions announced
- July 15th-August 1st #StayingStrong grant applications open
- September 1st #Staying Strong grant decisions announced
Phase One: FY19 Spark Grant Renewals only ($190,000)
- On Friday, May 15th grant renewal agreements and scenario planning sheets will be sent out to the recipients of FY19 SparkGrants
- Please return both documents to JumpSpark by June 1, 2020
- Renewal payments will go out by June 15th, 2020 electronically.
Since the start of stay-at-home measures, JumpSpark has continued to provide micro-grants to organizations creating responsive programming or opportunities for teens that speak to the current moment. (Up to $7000). Example: NFTY-SAR’s virtual Spring Kallah https://jumpsparkatl.org/spark-note-the-one-on-zoom/
Phase Two: Pending SparkGrant Applications for R&D Grant, Navigating Parenthood and Teen Thriving ($150,000)
- If you or your organization applied for an FY20 Spark Grant that is still able to be operationalized, you must submit a scenario planning sheet by June 15th to be considered for a grant.
- Revised grant proposals must meet Spark Grant requirements and be able to be operationalized in either a hybrid (in-person/virtual) or all-virtual settings. Grants for in-person only programming will not be considered at this time.
- Decisions for phase two will be announced on July 15th, 2020
Phase Three: #StayingStrong Grants ($300,000)
Given the new reality we are in, what does your organization need to make sure your teens, parents, and youth-serving professionals are #Stayingstrong? What learnings have you gathered during this uncertain time that is changing how you want to do things moving forward? In what way do you want to seize this moment to try something new? How could you rethink collaboration in this virtual world to increase impact and expand bandwidth? Grant funding is available up to $25,000 to support staffing, professional development, and program creation and design.
- JumpSpark will open the new #StayingStrong grant applications on July 15th, 2020, and close August 1st.
- All new grant proposals must complete a Spark Grant application and a Scenario Planning sheet.
- New grant proposals must meet Spark Grant requirements and be able to be operationalized in either a hybrid (in-person/virtual) or all-virtual settings. Grants for in-person only programming will not be considered at this time.
- Decisions for #StayingStrong grants will be announced on September 1, 2020.
What an amazing retreat! Thank you JumpSpark for supporting me to enrich my heart and soul in Jewish texts. I had already used my professional leadership budget so this was a godsend. The professional track was well organized, relevant and helpful and it was nice to have a cohort. I know it would not have been as successful without JumpSpark’s support.
You guys did a tremendous job with the curriculum, communication, and accommodation for the kids. Thanks!