NewGround Change-maker Grants Program: 
2017 applications close Thursday, March 1, 2017!

Click here to apply!

If you have an inspiring idea, now is the time to transform it into a reality…
NewGround’s mission to strengthen Muslim-Jewish partnerships is furthered when alumni change-makers capitalize on the relationships they have developed through the fellowship or MAJIC to develop innovative ways for Muslims and Jews to tackle pressing issues in their community and around the world.

Eligibility Requirements: You must be a current participant or alumni of one of NewGround’s programs, which includes our signature Professionals Fellowship Program and our Muslims and Jews Inspiring Change (MAJIC) Leadership Program.

Goal: To expand the impact of your experience and the work of NewGround by engaging our broader communities in improving and transforming Los Angeles through the power of Muslim and Jewish relationships.

Criteria:
Current participants and/or alumni of NewGround programming (individually, in pairs, or in groups) will create a project to be considered for funding that fulfills the following criteria:
1. Engages the broader community in the work of NewGround
2. Is rooted in NewGround values: partnership, reflection, pluralism and transformation
3. Applies relationships, skills and experience from the NewGround fellowship
4. Has measurable and realistic goals
5. If granted funding, documentation required – record a short (2-minute long) video and provide a short summary of project at the end

Grant priority areas: civic engagement, policy advocacy, community building.

 

Looking for ideas? Check out examples of our ongoing change-maker projects — browse our website and our YouTube Channel now.

 

Tentative Timeline: Important Dates for Change-maker Grant Application, Selection, Implementation and Evaluation

Change-maker Grant Applications Due: Friday, February 26, 2016

Grantee Project Implementation: Project Completed by Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Grantee Project Evaluation Report Due: Friday, June 10, 2016

If you would like to feel inspired by past projects, please feel free to browse our Change-makers in Action section and our YouTube Channel for ideas: