Grant Making

2020 taught us that unpredictable events can have a massive impact, democracy is a process that needs constant tending, and race is at the center of our pathway to interdependence. Through it all, Jews have been responding through protest, organizing, resource mobilization, prophetic call and more. Our grantees have described Rise Up as a seed bed. We are clustering growth and adding needed elements.

What We Fund

Rise Up supports work that:

  • Sits clearly and explicitly in an anti-racist framework;

  • Increases spiritual and religious Jewish resources for movement-building and movement leaders; and

  • Strengthens the moral voice and prophetic consciousness Jewish leaders bring to movement work. overall and this moment.

Specifics

Our Primary Interests

  • Innovation on a small(er) scale with capacity to catalyze and/or inspire domino-effect impact.  It should be work folks are already doing or have been passionately envisioning. 

  • Work that integrates our three core values: spiritual and religious practice, centering the margins and progressive action for justice.

  • Initiatives led by Jews of Color 

  • Those who are interested in being part of a larger, growing ecosystem.  

The form could be an independent project, collaboration and/or something that has been germinating on the edge of a larger institution. Grants range from $10,000 to $30,000.   Smaller grants of $2,500 to $5,000 are available for rapid response, smaller projects or the incubation of new ideas.  

Connecting with Us

Letters of Interest

We will be accepting Letters of Interest for our Fall 2021 grant-making cycle this summer.  To receive more information, let us know you're interested by contacting us here