Cutting Edge Grants 2.0

2023 Cutting Edge Grants 2.0 process is open! Read below for more details.

What are Cutting Edge Grants 2.0?

Cutting Edge Grants 2.0 support innovative programs that build a vibrant and inclusive LA Jewish community, equipped to meet the needs and opportunities of the future.

Cutting Edge Grants 2.0 integrate the needs of nonprofit leaders with The Foundation’s signature focus on innovation.

We encourage forward-thinking organizations to apply for a grant to launch or grow impactful programs that help build a vibrant and inclusive Jewish Los Angeles community.

 How does The Foundation define innovative programs?

Programs that demonstrate flexibility and risk in approach and methodology; evolve to address emerging, unaddressed, or increasing needs; demonstrate strong leadership in the field; use new techniques and/or methodologies that improve efficiency, effectiveness and impact; respond to pressing issues of the time; and have the potential to transform a specific field within the Los Angeles Jewish Community.


How much funding is available?

Grants range from $100,000 - $300,000 total, distributed over a two to three-year period.


How do I apply?

Attend our Grantseekers’ Workshop on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 10 AM. After attending the workshop, organizations are welcome to attend office hours and submit an application.


Steps to attend the Workshop:

  1. Review Focus Area, Criteria, and Program Categories here to determine if your organization is eligible to apply.
  2. Click here to register for the mandatory Workshop.


General Timeline:

April 2023: Grantseekers’ Workshop

June 2023: Applications Due

Early September 2023: First level screening complete; organizations notified whether they advance to the next stage

October 2023: Finalist grant presentations

October/November 2023: Final approval and notification of awards


For questions, please contact Program Officer Charlotte Friedman at

See our Cutting Edge Grants Brochure for a list of previous Cutting Edge Grant recipients.