Ohr Torah Stone Grants to Small European Communities

Ohr Torah Stone Grants to Small European Communities

One of the cornerstones of Ohr Torah Stone’s mission is the strengthening and rejuvenation of Jewish communities around the world. To this end, OTS sends hundreds of shlichim – emissaries – to the four corners of the earth, through a variety of long and short-term programs. 

Now, in a bid to further support small Jewish communities throughout Europe, OTS is proud to launch a public grant initiative designed to accelerate the impact of local organizations working collaboratively to improve the quality of communal Jewish life and education.

  • Proposals for funding of up to $8,000 per project are now being accepted for the November 2019 cycle.
  • Proposals must be submitted no later than Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

Guidelines

  • Proposals for OTS Grants will be accepted from European communities with up to 5,000 members in cities that has a Jewish population of up to 15,000 people.
  • Each community may submit up to three proposals for funding of up to $8,000 per project.
  • Priority will be given to projects that comply with the following characteristics:
    • Matching funds from a foundation or community grant exist to support the project.
    • OTS Grant funding is not replacing existing support of donors/resources.
    • Funding is aimed to improve the quality of Jewish education within the community or through Jewish life-cycle events.
  • Application forms and budget sheets may be downloaded below.
  • Completed applications should be submitted to grants@ots.org.il.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Proposals will be reviewed by a committee comprised of representatives from Ohr Torah Stone, the International Jewish Relief Limited (IJRL) and the Conference of European Rabbis (CER).
  • Recipients of funding commit to submitting a full evaluation including planned vs. actual expenditure, program results, comparisons with previous years (where applicable), and conclusions for the future upon completion of the program(s) cycle.
  • Recipients of funding commit to recognizing Ohr Torah Stone and the Conference of European Rabbis on all program material (print or digital).
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