Grantmaking

The Jews of Color Initiative is committed to making the Jewish community more equitable for Jews of Color. Each of our grantees bring to life the most innovative and fresh ideas for the JoC community, creating meaningful programming and initiatives that center Jews of Color. View our past and current grants below, or read our Grant Application Guide to start bringing your own project to life.

Our 2023 – 2024 grantmaking cycle is open! We are accepting grant applications under $10,000 for the Intergenerational Relationships for Cultural Preservation RFP until January 31, 2024.

New Request for Proposals for Supporting New & Emerging Initiatives for Jews of Color in Los Angeles is now available. Join us for an informational webinar on January 24, 2024. Register: bit.ly/LA-JoC-webinar.

Grants

2023-2024 Grants

TischPDX: Pacific Northwest JoC Survey

This year, TischPDX will create and distribute a comprehensive survey to gain valuable insights into the demographics and interests of Jews of Color in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) region.

Jews of Color: Cleveland

Jews of Color: Cleveland is a project by the Mitsui Collective that is focused on building a thriving network for JoC in Cleveland through supporting two community organizers that will engage and grow the network of JoC in the region.

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2022-2023 Grants

Mayyim Hayyim - Rising Tide Open Waters Mikveh Network

Rising Tide Open Waters Mikveh Network is piloting a Jews of Color cohort of their 8-week program, Seven Steps Online Mikveh Guide Training. The goal of this grant is for mikveh guides across the country to represent the full diversity of the Jewish community, elevating and investing in Black, Indigenous, JoC, Sephardi, and Mizrahi mikveh guides as wisdom-holders and educators in the open mikveh environment.

The Workshop

As a JoC-led organization, their dual mission is to provide unparalleled career support for talented JoCISM artists and create art-forward, learning and community-building experiences that reinforce Jewish identity. In coming years, with continued support from JoCI, The Workshop will continue to foster a robust JoC artistic community, and to expand beyond New York as the organization grows.  

The Braid

The Braid, in partnership with LUNAR Collective, is developing a new original show that places the voices and experiences of Asian Jews on center stage, inviting Asian Jewish writers and community members to submit stories about their experiences at the crossroads of cultures. The Braid is holding three writers’ workshops to support the writing process and encourage community members to submit their stories.

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2021-2022 Grants

Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute

Supporting monthly gatherings for a JoC clergy affinity space to foster holistic wellness, solidarity, and mutual support for Kohenet Priestesses of Color

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2020-2021 Grants

Reconstructing Judaism

Creating an executive leadership role for a JoC rabbi as the new Director of Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This role has recently been filled by Rabbi Sandra Lawson.

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2019-2020 Grants

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