The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation today announced a new matching grant initiative intended to energize the philanthropic community in the area of workforce development. Specifically, this initiative seeks to encourage support of service providers, primarily in the United States and Israel, who focus on career training and advancement.
The goal of the 1:1 match program is to increase the number of funders, as well as the amount of grant dollars, supporting organizations and projects that address unemployment and underemployment for both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities. The program will be administered by Jewish Funders Network (JFN). The Weinberg Foundation is providing up to $3 million to be matched.
Qualifying grants in the U.S. of $25,000 to $100,000 will be matched at a rate of 1:1. In Israel, the minimum is 75,000 NIS (New Israeli Shekel). Grant commitments may be up to three years in length, but the total maximum match, even for grants exceeding $100,000, will be $100,000. An organization whose primary mission is to support workforce development as defined by this initiative may receive grants for general operating or capital support. Organizations with a broader mission may receive program or capital support.
Funders eligible to apply for matching funds must be members in good standing of the Jewish Funders Network. Applications and more detailed information about eligibility as well as the submission process will be available through the following website, www.workforce-match.org.
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