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Kranzberg Family 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 is receptive to grant applications for general support from organizations that specifically target the Next Generation. The Foundation also strongly encourages collaboration between community organizations. Applications are open to St. Louis areas 501(c)(3) organizations and congregations that align with the Foundation’s purpose.

 

Applications


You will be directed to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ new online grant management system, Spectrum Granted Edge.

Click here to enter the Spectrum Portal  

Grant applications are due by November 6, 2023 at 11:59 pm (no exceptions). The Foundation Board, which is comprised of members of the Kranzberg family and Federation representatives, will review the applications and make funding decisions. All applicants will be notified of their grant status by the end of the year.

If you have questions about the Kranzberg Family Foundation, or have any questions or problems with the application process, please contact Lori Kabrun-Berry at LKabrun-Berry@JFedSTL.org or 314-442-3828.

 

Funding Guidelines for the Foundation


  • We prefer to fund ongoing programs rather than 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 (i.e., applications from congregations must articulate a strong strategy for reaching people outside the membership of the congregation).
  • We do not fund requests for travel or conference stipends unless your organization is hosting a conference locally that has a national audience.
  • We do not fund requests for capital improvements.

 

 

2023 Recipients


The Kranzberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, has awarded $75,000 in grants to 15 Jewish programs for children, teens, and young adults in 2023. The Foundation received over $183,000 in requests for this cycle. This is the 15th 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.

  • Be the Narrative – Student to Student Conference
  • BBYO – General Support, St. Louis Council
  • Chabad Jewish Center of St. Charles County – St. Charles Jewish Family Network
  • Chabad at Mizzou – St. Louis Jewish Discovery Tour
  • Cultural Leadership – High School Leadership Program
  • Jewish Community Center – Nerot: Young Women of Nishmah
  • Jewish Community Relations Council – Student to Student General Support
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis – PJ Library
  • Jewish Rock Radio – Songleader Boot Camp National Conference
  • Jewish Student Union – General Support
  • Maryville University Hillel – General Support
  • MaTovu – General Support
  • Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School – MLK Event
  • Shevet Keshet – Friends of Israel Scouts – Spring Camping Weekend & Community Outreach
  • St. Louis Kollel – Torah & Turf 2023

 

2022 Recipients


The Kranzberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, has awarded $74,000 in grants to 17 Jewish programs for children, teens, and young adults in 2022. The Foundation received over $166,000 in requests for this cycle. This is the 14th 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.

  • Aish Hatorah St. Louis – Clean Speech St. Louis
  • BBYO – General Support, St. Louis Council
  • Chabad Jewish Center of St. Charles County – St. Charles Jewish Family Network
  • Chabad on Campus – Jewish Graduate Student Association / JGrads
  • Epstein Hebrew Academy – General Support for High School Division
  • Hillel at Maryville University – General Support
  • Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis – Jew It Yourself
  • Jewish Community Center – Nishmah’s Girls and Young Women Programming
  • Jewish Community Relations Council – Student to Student General Support
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis – PJ Library
  • Jewish Rock Radio – JKids Radio
  • Jewish Student Union – General Support
  • Next Dor STL – General Support
  • Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School – Mirowitz MLK Event – Small Hands Big Difference
  • Shevet Keshet – Friends of Israel Scouts – Spring Camp & Community Outreach Program
  • St. Louis Jewish Light – Israel Through the Eyes of the Next Generation
  • St. Louis Kollel – Torah & Turf 2022

 

2021 Recipients


The Kranzberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, has awarded $71,000 in grants to 16 Jewish programs for children, teens, and young adults in 2021. The Foundation received over $187,000 in requests for this cycle. This is the 13th 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 – General Support, St. Louis Council
  • Chabad Jewish Center of St. Charles County – St. Charles Jewish Family Network
  • Chabad on Campus – Jewish Graduate Student Association / JGrads
  • Epstein Hebrew Academy – General Support for High School Division
  • Hillel at Maryville University – General Support
  • Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis – Jew It Yourself
  • Jewish Community Center – Nishmah’s Girls’ and Young Women’s Programming
  • Jewish Community Relations Council – Student to Student General Support
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis – PJ Library
  • Jewish Rock Radio – JKids Radio
  • Jewish Student Union – General Support
  • Next Dor STL – General Support
  • Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School – Mirowitz MLK Event – Small Hands Big Difference
  • Shevet Keshet – Friends of Israel Scouts – Spring Camp & Jerusalem Themed Outreach Program
  • St Louis Kollel – Torah & Turf 2021
  • UMSL Hillel – General Support

 

2020 Recipients


The Kranzberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, has awarded $70,000 in grants to 16 Jewish programs for children, teens, and young adults for 2020. The Foundation received over $200,000 in requests for this cycle. This is the 12th 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 – BBYO St. Louis Council
  • Chabad on Campus – The Network
  • Chabad at Mizzou – St. Louis Jewish Discovery Tour
  • Epstein Hebrew Academy – General Support
  • Friends of Israel Scouts—Shevet Keshet – Shevet Keshet Camp, Community Outreach & Partnership with Scouts from Yokne’am/Megiddo
  • Hillel at Washington University – Jew-It-Yourself Grant Initiative
  • Jewish Community Relations Council – Student-to-Student
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis – PJ Library
  • Jewish Rock Radio – Jewish Rock Radio Live Across America: St. Louis Sings
  • Jewish Student Union – General Support
  • Maryville University Hillel – General Support
  • Mizzou Hillel – How to Jew Like an Adult
  • St. Louis Kollel – Torah & Turf
  • Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School – Mirowitz MLK Event – Small Hands Big Difference
  • The J – Nerot: Young Women of Nishmah
  • Yeshivat Kadimah High School – General Support

 

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

 

2018 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

 

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