Grants for the Jewish Elderly Application

Policies and Procedures

Since 2020, $450,000 in grants has been awarded. 2024 applications are due May 17, 2024.

These monies are available thanks to the Jewish Home Building Fund Corporation as well as community members who donated generously to ensure that our community would properly care and provide for our elderly.



  1. Enhance the quality of life for Jewish elderly currently residing in greater New Haven; and/or
  2. Fund new and innovative projects for the benefit of the Jewish elderly;
  3. Encourage collaboration between Jewish organizations in order to
  4. maximize the use of resources; and/or
  5. Outreach to the Jewish elderly.

Criteria for Project Selection

  1. The relevance of the project to the goals.
  2. The degree to which there is a demonstrated need for the project or
  3. program within the Jewish community of Greater New Haven.
  4. The extent to which project activities are well planned and feasible.
  5. The organization’s capability to carry out the proposed project which may be demonstrated by a proven track record.
  6. A justifiable and appropriate budget in relation to the proposed project. If planned as an ongoing and/or multi-year program, a programmatic and financial projection that plans for sustainability.


  1. Grant applications will be accepted from tax-exempt organizations classified under Section 501 (c)3 or described in Section 170 (b) (1) (A) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  2. When applicable, applications must be signed by the Executive Director and the Board President or another officer of the applicant organization.
  3. Grant recipients are required to submit a final report (“Grant Evaluation”) that includes an evaluation on the use of funding. A copy of the format for the Grant Evaluation is attached to this application.
  4. If your organization has previously been awarded a grant, the Grants Committee will consider prior performance including: 1) whether the money that was awarded was or was not utilized; 2) whether the program or project for which the grant was awarded was or was not used for the purpose for which it was awarded; and 3) whether an adequate final report and/or evaluation was or was not submitted.
  5. All publicity about the project, program or service must state that funding, in total or in part, was provided by the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven. This is the language that should be used: “This project (or program) was made possible through a grant from the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven”. Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven logo available upon request for use in program materials.
  6. All programs and events must be cleared for conflicts prior to confirmation of event date(s), and the date(s) for your event(s) must be submitted to the Jewish Community Calendar. To see the Jewish Community Calendar, go to