Mission Statement

The Jews of Color Initiative’s mission is to advance racial equity in the U.S. Jewish community by centering the leadership of Jews of Color and ensuring that our communities and institutions reflect the multiracial reality of the Jewish people.



Grants Cycle Closes May 31, 2023

Our grantmaking cycle is open until May 31st, 2023. If you are in the process of applying for a grant from our general grantmaking portfolio or our Jews of Color in Small Towns and New Localities RFP, all materials must be submitted before the deadline. If you have any questions, click the button below to email the Grants Team.

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Under JoCI Leadership, JoC Pro Network Expands Community and Connection

The Jews of Color Initiative welcomes our inaugural cohort of Philanthropy Fellows, Santy Barrera, Ilana Ybgi, and Maya Katz-Ali. Over the next twelve months, these Fellows will work closely with the JoCI Grants team to learn how to leverage grantmaking, field building strategies, and other philanthropic tools to advance a racial-equity framework.

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Jews of Color Initiative Launches Los Angeles Incubator with Support from Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles

The LA Incubator will be a cohort-based leadership development program designed to support the growth of programs led by and serving Jews of Color in Los Angeles.

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There are incredible leaders, organizations, tools and texts that strengthen all facets of the Jewish community for Jews of Color.

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Top 5 Teachings from Beyond the Count

The five most essential teachings from Beyond the Count, our unprecedented research study on the perspectives and experiences of Jews of Color in the U.S.

How Tokenism Affects Jews of Color and 5 Ways Allies Can Interrupt It

While inclusion efforts must be made to counteract the inequities that persist in our community, efforts that rely on tokenism will not heal our racial wounds.

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