Grant Funding is Now Available for J-Serve 2021!
J-Serve is the International Day of Jewish Teen Service. In an effort to empower a growing number of communities around the world to participate and expand their program efforts, we are excited to announce that community grants are now available for J-Serve 2021—happening worldwide on Sunday, April 11, 2021!
Available Grants for J-Serve 2021 include:
Large Community Grant - up to $2,500
Open to all J-Serve projects led by new or returning agencies that can demonstrate 3+ strong community partnerships
whose programming will reach 200+ Jewish teens (grades 6 - 12).
Mid-Size Community Grant - up to $1,800
Open to all J-Serve projects led by new or returning agencies that can demonstrate 2+ established community partnerships
whose programming will reach 100+ Jewish teens (grades 6 - 12)
Micro-Grant - up to $500
Open to all J-Serve projects engaging 10+ Jewish teens in partnership with at least one other local community movement/agency.
Since 2005, J-Serve has provided teens with a unique opportunity to unite through service as a global community of thousands committed to fulfilling the Jewish values of gemilut chasidim, acts of loving kindness, tzedakah, just and charitable giving, and tikkum olam, the responsibility to repair the world. Every year, Jewish teens around the world join together on this special day and throughout the spring to make their community and the world a better place.
The goal of J-Serve is to highlight the importance of service and social action, emphasizing the critical role teens play in bettering their communities by empowering young leaders to create and support impactful experiences that will mobilize Jewish teens in grades 6 - 12 across denominational and organizational lines to make a difference both at home and in the world. J-Serve and its endorsing partners are committed to the idea that serving others is not only a core tenet within modern Jewish values, but also that it's a key component of a life-long continuum that engages, maintains, and strengthens teen involvement in Jewish life.
J-Serve is a collaborative effort run by BBYO in partnership with Repair the World, Good Deeds Day, and YSA's Global Youth Service Day. The initiative is generously underwritten by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, among others.
There are many ways to make change in your community beyond direct service including lots of virtual or socially distant options. Potential ideas open for exploration may include, but are not limited to:
Community Organizing Rallies
First Responder Trainings
Dance Marathon Fundraisers
Lobbyist Trainings and/or Outings
Whatever you decide, lean into your creativity to create the ultimate, culminating spring service experience for Jewish teens to celebrate your community’s yearlong commitment to social action.
With questions regarding J-Serve and/or available grant funding opportunities, please contact Nolan Hausler, J-Serve International Program Manager.
PLEASE NOTE: You must complete this online grant application in one sitting.
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