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The Kranzberg Family Foundation, a Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, is accepting applications for its 2019 funding cycle from St. Louis area 501(c)(3) organizations and congregations. This year celebrates the 11th funding cycle for the Foundation.

Established through a generous commitment from Ken Kranzberg, the Foundation’s purpose is to provide funds to benefit the Jewish community of St. Louis, specifically focused on the outreach to and engagement of future generations and creation of a vibrant, embracing, local Jewish community that will help retain and be attractive to young adults and families with young children. In addition, the Foundation remains receptive to receiving grant applications for core funding from organizations that specifically target the Next Generation. The Foundation also strongly encourages collaboration between community agencies and organizations.

 

2019 Recipients

The Kranzberg Family Foundation has awarded $69,500 in grants to 15 Jewish programs for children, teens, and young adults for 2019. This is the 11th year the Foundation has made these grants, solidifying their commitment to supporting the engagement of the next generation in our local St. Louis Jewish community.

  • Hillel at Maryville University
  • Hillel at University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Jewish Community Center – Nerot: Young Women of Nishmah
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis – PJ Library
  • Jewish Student Union
  • St. Louis Kollel – Torah & Turf
  • Yeshivat Kadimah High School
  • BBYO – St. Louis Council
  • Chabad on Campus – The Network
  • Congregation B’nai Amoona – Taking on Tikkun Olam: A 7th and 8th Grade Jewish Summer Camp Experience
  • Hillel at Mizzou – How to Jew Like an Adult
  • Jewish Rock Radio – Live Across America: St. Louis Sings!
  • MaTovu – Growing a Home for Jewish Life in the City
  • Shevet Keshet – Camp, Community Outreach, & Hebrew Instruction
  • St. Louis Jewish Light – Why Be Jewish? Part 2

 

Applications

Grant applications are closed. The Foundation has budgeted $50,000 for this grant cycle. The minimum grant amount is $5,000.

Click here to enter the Spectrum Portal  

You will be directed to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ new online grant management system, Spectrum Granted Edge. You will need to create an account in order to apply for a grant from the Kranzberg Family Foundation, even if you previously had an account through the prior grant management system. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or problems with the application process, please contact Terri Sever at TSever@JFedSTL.org.

If you have questions about the Kranzberg Family Foundation, contact Nava Kantor at NKantor@JFedSTL.org. Please note that all applicants will be notified of their grant status by the end of the year.

 

Funding Guidelines for the Foundation

  • We prefer to fund ongoing vs. one-time programs.
  • We prefer to fund programs with significant outreach potential.
  • We prefer to fund programs where we are not the sole funder.
  • For congregations, we prefer to fund programs that find ways to transcend the walls of the congregation.
  • We do not fund requests for subsidies for travel or conference stipends.
  • We do not fund requests for capital improvements.

 

 

 

2018 Kranzberg Grant Recipients

The Kranzberg Family Foundation has awarded $65,000 in grants to 13 Jewish programs for children, teens, and young adults for 2018. This is the 10th year the Foundation has made these grants, solidifying their commitment to supporting the engagement of the next generation in our local St. Louis Jewish community.

  • BBYO St. Louis
  • Central Reform Congregation, Rainbow Connection
  • Friends of Chabad on Campus, Inc- The Network
  • Hillel at Maryville University
  • Hillel at University of Missouri- St. Louis
  • Jewish Community Center, Nishmah, for the Nerot Young Women of Nishmah Program
  • Jewish Community Relations Council- Jewish Coalition for New Americans Day Camp
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis- PJ Library
  • Jewish Student Union
  • Shevet Keshet Friends of Israel Scouts- Tzofim Shevet Keshet Camp and Community Outreach
  • St. Louis Jewish Light- Why Be Jewish?
  • St. Louis Kollel- Torah and Turf
  • Yeshivat Kadimah High School

 

2017 Kranzberg Grant Recipients

  • Central Reform Congregation, Rainbow Connection targeted for outreach to unaffiliated and non-CRC members
  • Hillel, Maryville University
  • Hillel, University of Missouri- St. Louis
  • Jewish Student Union
  • JCRC Student to Student, targeted for the Conversation Starter program
  • Nishmah Banot Board Leadership Program at the Jewish Community Center
  • PJ Library
  • Shelanu Bnai Mitzvah Program to engage Israelis
  • Shevet Keshet Friends of Israel Scouts – Spring Camping Retreat and Community Outreach Programming
  • St. Louis Kollel Torah and Turf
  • United Hebrew Congregation- Rosh HaShanah in the Orchard, targeted for outreach to unaffiliated and non-UH members
  • Yeshivat Kadimah High School

 

 

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