The Bliss, Gross, Horowitz Fund was established at the Rhode Island Foundation to support Jewish community charitable organizations located in and serving the greater Providence area. Priority will be given to one-time and ongoing projects that address either or both of the following criteria:
- Facilitate community engagement and foster, strengthen, or expand community connections
- Provide for basic human needs
Additionally, organizations whose missions address either of these criteria may apply for funding to support capacity building activities such as board development, strategic planning, nonprofit business development, fundraising, and program evaluation. A scope of work must accompany all capacity-building requests. Synagogues and day schools are eligible to apply for project support only, and proposals from these organizations must be non-sectarian in nature and designed to reach beyond their own constituents. Capital requests will not be considered. Generally, grants for this program will range from $ 5,000 to $25,000.
Applications will not be reviewed from organizations that have overdue grant reports.
The Foundation will use the following criteria in making funding decisions:
- Proposal has clearly stated goals, objectives, and measurable outcomes
- Organization has the capacity to implement the proposal
- Proposal outlines a clear sustainability plan
- Organization must be located in and serving the greater Providence area
The application deadline has been extended to midnight (EST) on July 11, 2014. Please note that no assistance will be available after 5 p.m. (EST). Awards will be announced in September 2014.
A complete application includes: