Microgrants offered to emerging leaders, thinkers in Bay Area and beyond

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The S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation has joined the #MakeItHappen Micro-Grants Initiative, a project of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network that calls on Jews around the world to come up with inspiring ideas for creating Jewish experiences in their communities.

The Schusterman Network will select as many as 50 ideas to receive microgrants of up to $1,000 each, with larger grants of $5,000 available for five of the most winning ideas. As Schusterman’s Bay Area community partner, the federation will provide 10 additional microgrants to Bay Area applicants.

“The goal of these microgrants is to provide support for emerging leaders, thinkers and visionaries who seek to contribute to our local Jewish community,” said federation CEO Jennifer Gorovitz. “This model is designed to create a foot in the door of involvement and opportunity.”

Submissions will be accepted until Dec. 6. Selected projects will identify creative means of engaging, serving and leading local Jewish communities, whether through a service project, a Shabbat dinner or a hackathon.

For information, visit www.makeithappen.schusterman.org. For questions on Bay Area grants, contact David Katznelson, the federation’s director of strategic change, at [email protected] or (415) 512-6233.