Community Legacy Fund Announces Innovation/ Emergency Grants
The Foundation is pleased to announce our Community Legacy Fund innovation/emergency grants for 2021. This grant cycle focuses on funding high-quality, new programs that provide an innovative approach or solution to an existing or emerging community need, or respond to financial or humanitarian emergencies.
“The Grants Committee appreciates that our strategic plan allows us to focus grant dollars on innovative programming as well as emergency needs in the community,” says Linda Lyon, Grants Committee Chair. “This helps ensure that Community Legacy Fund dollars are as impactful as possible for evolving needs.”
Innovation/Emergency Grant Recipients:
- COVID-19 Emergency Funding
- The J: Production of “Memphis”
- JCRB/AJC: Educate to Prevent Initiative
- Jewish Family Services: Navigator System
- Jewish Vocational Service: Emergency Assistance for Clients
- KU Hillel: Mental Health Initiative
- Union Station: “Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.”
For more information about the Community Legacy Fund, contact Beatrice Fine at (913) 327-4618 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get to Know the Foundation: Leadership Spotlight
Name: Sandi Fried
Years of service: Six
Committees: Grants Committee
How does JCF help you give smarter? JCF helps me give smarter by my not having to keep track of all the receipts that come in that my CPA then needs to individually calculate for taxes. I can make almost all donations this way. It also allows me to be anonymous if I choose. Most of all, it’s setting up a donation pattern for the future so that my kids can see how we have been philanthropic and hopefully, continue the pattern.
How does JCF serve our community? JCF has the power to affect our community by adding dollars to programs that might not otherwise be funded through the typical agency funding mechanisms. If there are ideas of programs, a Donor Advised Fund can fund it possibly sooner than going through a committee process. In the same way, with the pandemic and sudden emergencies, a donor can ask JCF for grantmaking guidance and they can deploy funding immediately.
Name: Antoinette Wells
Position: Administrative Services Manager
Years of service: Nine
What is your role at JCF? I work closely with the Board of Trustees, executive director and staff in all aspects of their professional endeavors with the Foundation. I also have the pleasure of interacting with our fundholders and community agencies on a daily basis.
How does JCF serve our community? JCF’s role in the community is one of great importance. Our fundholders, both youth and adults, are able to use their funds to make charitable gifts. These gifts help to sustain our community. The grants that were made during the pandemic from Foundation funds were a true testament of JCF’s role in getting money to the agencies and organizations that need them.
Why do you enjoy working for JCF? I enjoy working for JCF because of our mission and the great team that I work with!
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