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Microgrants for Advancing Allyship

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Education, advocacy, and building strong alliances with interfaith and inter-ethnic groups is essential to creating a community that does not tolerate hate. Through our work we strive to bring diverse groups together to learn from each other, promote understanding, and increase acceptance and tolerance. We hope to build on shared values to create strong and inclusive communities where residents feel safe.

We are seeking applications from community partners and allies including (but not limited to) religious institutions, advocacy organizations (i.e. The NAACP, RAMP – Refugee Assistance Morris Plains), and service organizations (i.e. Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jewish Family Services) that bring together people from different faith and ethnic communities to educate, engage and foster partnerships with the Jewish community.

We are looking for impactful programs that address the following:

  • How can we forge relationships across communal lines?
  • What are the best educational and/or community practices to fight hate and advance allyship?
  • How can we sustain and grow relationships long-term?

We are offering grants of up to $1,000 to support programming in the areas of education, engagement, service, or advocacy. The program must be executed by two or more faith institutions, ethnic groups, or organizations. They can be built around religious or national holidays, service opportunities, or programming related to local events or issues. Some possible ideas include educational/speaker events, shared meals around a holiday, intergenerational events, hosting different faiths at religious services, Diversity Day programming, joint security briefings for faith institutions, interfaith book clubs, and dialogue circles.

Applications will be considered beginning May 15 and continue until funds are exhausted. It is our intention to make awards in a deliberatively diverse manner, religiously, ethnically and geographically. The program must be executed and funds distributed by December 31, 2024.