Jewish Federations Announce 3rd Round of Shine A Light Microgrants

Jewish Federations of North America are excited to partner with Shine A Light for the third year in a row in its annual campaign to “shine a light” on efforts to combat antisemitism. Microgrants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for community-based initiatives throughout December that tackle antisemitism by building common strategies among the Federations and JCRCs that address key challenges and identify opportunities to engage civil society allies to combat antisemitism and to help people understand modern day antisemitism. The primary pillars and strategic focus of this year’s Shine A Light campaign include education, community partnerships, workplace engagement, gaming, and policy advocacy.

Shine A Light draws inspiration from Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, to champion the message that light can dispel darkness and hate. It comprises an unprecedented coalition of North American Jewish and non-Jewish organizations committed to effecting societal change through education and a shared sense of communal allyship.

To qualify for a microgrants:

  • Organizations applying must have at least one full-time staff person able to dedicate sufficient time to this project. 
  • Where possible, we encourage collaboration to maximize the grant impact. 
  • Programs or initiatives should be created with the goal of supporting long-term, ongoing efforts that address antisemitism and hatred. 
  • Programs should address at least one of Shine A Light’s pillars of engagement: Education, Gaming, Partnerships, Policy, and Workplace. 
  • Programs should consider implementing one or more aspects of the US National Strategy to Combat Antisemitism
  • Efforts should seek to uplift and educate. Shine A Light seeks to shine a light on antisemitism as opposed to call out or spotlight antisemites. 

Applications will be open from Friday, September 8 through Monday, October 9. Award notifications will be sent on a rolling basis with all notices sent no later than Monday, October 23.  

To apply for a Shine A Light microgrant click here


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