Where do I apply?
- You can access the application at bit.ly/NewYorkIncubator2 (or click the “Apply” button at the bottom of this page).
When are applications due?
- September 12, 2022, at 6pm ET
What are the dates of the program?
- The Incubator starts on Sunday, October 23, 2022, and ends in June 2023.
What makes a project eligible?
- The project serves or engages Jews of Color and/or the wider multiracial Jewish community with an emphasis on Jews of Color
- The project must either be led by a nonprofit with 501(c)(3) status or fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3)
- The project has a presence or audience in New York City and/or wider tristate metropolitan area, including New Jersey, Philadelphia area, Connecticut, and Long Island
- The project leaders are self-identify as Jews of Color
- The project leaders can meet the dates of the program (Launch Day on Sunday, October 23, 2022, and bi-weekly sessions until the program concludes in June 2023)
- The project leaders can commit about 6-8 hours a month to participating in the Incubator
How can I learn more about the Incubator?
- The Jews of Color Initiative is hosting a virtual Open House on August 1, 2022 from 6-7pm ET. This informational session will also provide information about our Leadership Fellowship, our other flagship program at the New York Hub.
How many representatives from my project can participate in this Incubator?
- Your project should identify two leaders who will participate in the Incubator. This process is meant to be generative and is best accomplished with partnered leadership. Leaders may include paid staff (part-time or full-time) or volunteers or lay leaders.
What’s the time commitment?
- Incubator participants can anticipate a monthly investment of 6-8 hours a month, which will include cohort learning sessions, individualized coaching, and check-in meetings, plus any additional time you dedicate to your project outside of formal programming provided by the Incubator.
How many hours do you expect me to work on my project outside of the scheduled hours?
- This depends on the stage of your project. Generally speaking, Incubator hours are intended to supplement, not replace, typical work hours for your project. For example, if your project is a fully fledged organization with at least one full-time staff member, we expect that you will continue your daily responsibilities and work hours. If your project is a monthly event series led by volunteers that work about 10 hours a month, we expect that you will continue to work those hours.
My project is part of a larger organization that is established. Am I eligible for the Incubator program?
- Yes, as long as the project itself is JoC-led and meets our above eligibility criteria. If you are unsure, please reach out to us to discuss further.
In the past, I’ve participated in a different program development program for my same project. Am I eligible for this Incubator program?
- Yes! If the other development program has fully ended, then you are still eligible. If you are currently in another program, please inform us in your application process.