The Rabbi Joshua Stampfer Grant Fund
As the IJS vision of thriving Judaic Studies departments at Oregon colleges and universities has largely been realized, our focus has shifted to promote Jewish community and learning. The Institute now seeks to expand its role as a bridge by providing seed money for new and innovative programs and projects that will add to the “vibrant Jewish intellectual and cultural scene” as well as the larger Portland metro community.
חידוש (Hiddush/Innovation) – The Rabbi Joshua Stampfer Grant Fund will offer financial assistance between $500 and $2500 to promote innovation and to launch new projects consistent with the IJS mission. One example of a funded program is Portland Chamber Music’s performances of music written by holocaust survivors. Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered:
- Furthering the goals of IJS
- Must be a 501(c)3 organization or affiliated with one through fiscal sponsorship or agency;
- Request must be for a specific new program or project not currently available in the larger Portland metro community, or for a new and innovative approach to an existing program;
- Program or project must be made available to the entire community, i.e., cannot be limited to any one synagogue or organization;
- Funds requested are intended for direct costs associated with the project and not for general operations or capital projects.
- IJS will be named in grant materials as a funding agency.
The Institute maintains a rolling deadline for applications. Please submit any application at least six (6) months before funds are needed.
Questions? Please contact us.