How to Apply

Applications are now closed. Please visit www.jfunders.org for information about future matching grant opportunities.

Click here to watch a step-by-step instructional video of the application process.

All application information is kept strictly confidential. 

Organizations may start their applications at any time. An application is complete once both the organization and funder have submitted their applications. 

 

For Organizations

  • Please watch the step-by-step instructional video of the application process.
  • All applications must be submitted online. If you have questions about the application requirements please contact us.
  • Each organization should create 1 application log-in and assign 1 staff person to complete the application. You can share the log-in information with multiple staff people at your organization if necessary.
  • Organizations may complete the application all at once or can save and continue it later. Simply click Save Progress & Exit at the top of the application at any time.
  • Organizations will be asked to upload the following documents via the online application:
    1. Proof of organization’s 501(c)(3) classification
    2. Bios of key staff members at organization (including Executive Director, CFO or person responsible for accounting, and Project Manager if applicable)
    3. List of organization’s Board Members with affiliations
    4. Organization’s Budget vs. Actuals for the last 2 years of operation
    5. Organization’s current Income & Expense statement
    6. Project Budget (if gift is for Project Support)
  • Organizations will be asked to enter basic funder contact information that will automatically generate an email to the funder inviting him/her to complete the Funder application. This email will be generated once your organization’s application is finalized and submitted. You can submit additional funder information after your application is submitted by contacting JFN at info@jewishsocialchange-match.org.
  • Funder information should only be submitted once you have a commitment from your funder. The gift does not have to be paid before you submit an application. You cannot submit an application for any gifts received before August 15, 2013.
  • An application will be considered complete once both the organization and funder have completed and submitted their applications.
  • If you need technical assistance at any time during the application process, simply click the “Help” tab on the left side of the application screen.

For Funders

Information submitted by funders will only be made available to JFN and the Fund’s Partners. Organizations will not have access to any information submitted by funders in the application.

  • Please watch the step-by-step instructional video of the application process.
  • Once the grantee organization has submitted its online application, funders will receive an email from noreply@decisiondesk.com with a link to the funder application. The subject of the email will be: “Recommendation Request for: grantee organization staff person’s name.’” Do not send emails to this address, please contact us with any questions about your application.
  • All applications must be submitted online using the application link in the auto-generated email. If you have questions about the application requirements please contact us.
  • Follow the link in the email to complete the Funder application. Only submit this application one time.
  • Funders must complete and submit the application at one time, you cannot save it and continue at a later time.
  • Funders will be asked to submit the following information via the online application:
    1. Funder’s contact information
    2. Information about the gift to be matched
    3. Funder’s giving history to this organization or project
    4. Brief description of why the funder wants to support the organization
    5. Brief description of the funder’s past involvement with the organization and the Jewish social change field.
    6. JFN membership status
  • JFN will contact funders directly if additional information is required.

Both organizations and funders will receive an email from JFN confirming that all application components were successfully submitted and the application is under review.

For information or questions related to the application, please contact us. Or click here to watch a step-by-step instructional video of the application process.