Jewish Foundation Resumes Grants Program

The Jewish Community Foundation will soon resume making grants from unrestricted endowments to benefit local Jewish community organizations.

In fiscal year 2014-15, a pool of $25,000 in Jewish Community Impact Grants will be available to Louisville-based Jewish organizations to support cultural, educational, leadership development and social services within the local Jewish community.

“We welcome your grant requests to strengthen our ability to service the needs and aspirations of Jewish Louisville,” said Peter Resnik, Committee Chair of the Foundation.

Initially, grants will likely range from $500 to $2,500, up to a maximum award of $5,000.

The committee will also be accepting grant requests to The Rose Hanson Eliahu Academy Endowment Fund. This fund was created to support Jewish education in Louisville at a community Jewish Day School. Since Eliahu Academy no longer exists, the Foundation committee has, according to protocols, repurposed this fund for other educational purposes, keeping as close to the original goals of the fund as possible until such time the original intent can be fulfilled.

For the 2015 fiscal year, this fund has up to $11,000 available for Jewish youth education. The committee will consider requests to fund specific programming.

All proposals should be submitted by June 15. After that, requests will be considered throughout the year if funds are still available. For this year, the committee has stipulated that it prefers grants that help promote the expansion or enhancement of existing, well-received and successful programs; however, it will also consider new purposes and programs.

All questions should be directed to Stew Bromberg, Jewish Federation of Louisville vice president and chief development officer, and all proposals should be submitted by email to

For more information about the Jewish Foundation of Louisville or about establishing or contributing to an endowment fund, please contact Bromberg, or 238-2755. Additional information is also available online at

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