Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis
Hillel of Greater Philadelphia: The Commission for Campus Projects
The Commission for Campus Projects was founded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia in 1969 and incorporated into Hillel of Greater Philadelphia (then called “Jewish Campus Activities Board”) in 1974. Its purpose continues as it was at it’s founding: to fund innovative Jewish student activities in the Philadelphia area and to encourage Jewish students to apply their leadership and creativity to Jewish community affairs.
The Commission For Campus Projects is offering Jewish Innovation Grants for student- initiated projects that engage students in the experience of Jewish life and community or that educate student community about Israel.
Grant Sizes and Application Due Dates:
- Applications for grants of $150 or less will be considered every two weeks, beginning Thursday September 27, 2012;
- Applications for grants of more than $150 but less than $500 will be considered once each month, on the second Thursday of the month, and will require a phone conversation with a member of the Commission;
- Applications for grants of $500 or more will be considered twice each term and will require a personal presentation by a student organizer at a meeting of the Commission. For Fall term, applications are due before 11:59 PM on Wednesday October 3, 2012 for consideration Thursday October 11, 2012 and on Wednesday October 31 for consideration Thursday November 8, 2012.
In making funding decisions, the Commission will favor projects that engage students who are generally not involved in Jewish life and that are welcoming to students beyond the applicants’ immediate circle. Applicants are encouraged to consider how social media may be used to broaden the population engaged by the initiative. Preference will also be given to funding initiatives that represent new ideas or innovative approaches to Jewish engagement. Previously funded initiatives that are being presented for their
third successive iteration will not be considered.
Unfortunately, the Commission is unable to fund all of the proposals it receives. Even worthy programs may receive partial funding or no funding at all. Funds will be dispersed upon receipt of bills or invoices and all materials and publicity for funded programs must state that the project has been made possible by the Commission on Campus Projects of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia.