Reimagine Grants for Nonprofits

The application process is now closed for the 2021 grant cycle. 

What are Nonprofit Reimagine Grants?

Nonprofit Reimagine Grants came about in response to a listening tour The Foundation team conducted with nonprofits, funders, and experts in the field. We learned that nonprofits are in need of support to design, develop, or adapt creative organizational initiatives as a response to COVID-19 in one of the following areas:

  • adaptation of programs and delivery models
  • professional/leadership development and wellness
  • exploration of partnerships and collaborations

What is the grant size and timeline for Reimagine Grants?

Applicants may apply for a one- to two-year grant ranging from $50,000 to $200,000 based on the organization’s annual operating budget for FY 2020 and should also take into account the scale and scope of the program.

The Reimagine Grants selection process spans a five-month period. Awards will be announced in late August or September.

How do I apply?

Attend the Grantseekers' Webinar to learn how to apply for a Reimagine Grant.

Is my organization eligible to apply?

Your organization is eligible to apply if it meets the following criteria:

  • Local 501c3 nonprofits or fiscally sponsored organizations, operating for at least three years, predominantly serving the Jewish community.
  • National 501c3 nonprofits or fiscally sponsored organizations, predominantly serving the Jewish community, with existing Jewish community programming in Los Angeles (must have been operating in Los Angeles prior to the pandemic).
  • Organization must be located within Los Angeles County and parts of Ventura County, not including Long Beach or the San Gabriel Valley. Please contact us with any questions regarding geographic location.

For questions, please contact Charlotte Friedman, Program Officer at [email protected]

What criteria will be used to evaluate each proposal?

Proposal must demonstrate:

  1. Capacity & Leadership: The proposal demonstrates that the applicant’s leadership understands its constituents’ needs, reflects and represents the community it serves, and has the experience and qualifications to successfully execute the objectives of the proposal.
  2. Need: The organization is addressing needs that have emerged as a result of the pandemic. Stakeholder interest in and support of the program are substantiated.
  3. Strength of Request: The request clearly and realistically demonstrates how the organization will leverage the grant to achieve its goals.
  4. Adaptability: The organization is willing to take risks and innovate as it adapts to an evolving landscape.
  5. Impact: Short and long-term outcomes are well articulated, achievable, and will result in meaningful impact on the organization and/or the community it serves, and ultimately on the Los Angeles Jewish landscape.
  6. Organizational & Financial Sustainability: The applicant has long-term programmatic and financial strategies, and is in good financial standing with mechanisms in place, to ensure sustainability beyond the grant period.
  7. Replicable Model: The organization is requesting a grant for a model or idea that can be replicated across other organizations, sectors, or audiences. The organization is willing to share resources and ideas with others.

ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS

Grants not made to:

  • Organizations with operating budgets less than $250,000
  • Private foundations and private non-operating foundations
  • Endowment programs
  • Programs that do not serve a predominantly Jewish population
  • Synagogues
  • Schools (through high school)

Grants not made for:

  • Programs based on travel
  • Building/renovation projects
  • Research programs
  • Programs not proposed for implementation in L.A.
  • Films & documentaries