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Want to try something different for the first time? Or expand something that was successful last year? JumpSpark is offering Prototype Grants of up to $5,000 to help you to broaden your reach to teens and/or deepen your impact. Let us help you innovate! A Prototype Grant project can be the first time you’ve developed this project or a new way of thinking about an existing project. We aim to be a partner throughout the process, offering guidance, resources, and connections.  

Prototype areas:
All applications must fit within one of the focus areas, which have been identified as teen community priorities:

  • Israel engagement and education 
  • Mental health and well-being 
  • Post-bnai mitzvah middle school engagement  
  • Value-based engagement- Using value-based decision making, engage the teens in your radius to determine their prioritized value and develop a project around that value. You can use trainings from the December 2021 giving circle session with Honeycomb. Reach out to Nathan for access to the Honeycomb resources. 

Organizations / individuals who work with Jewish teens are eligible to apply, with the exception of those who already received a JumpSpark grant in the same year. Limited organizations who previously received a Prototype Grant will be invited to apply for a second year, with a focus on scalability, either within Atlanta or to other communities.

Grant details:

  • Timeline: applications are due March 31, and we will announce grants in early June. Projects should occur between July 2023 – May 2024. 

What you get: 

  • Available budget for Prototype Grants is up to $5,000 
  • Community conversations: we ask you to participate in our community conversations (professional development sessions) to meet with others who engage Jewish teens
  • Check-ins: we aim to be a partner throughout this process and aim to have a mid-project and post-project conversation to best offer support and guidance 

What we ask: 

  • Data collection: at the completion of the grant, share information for all teen participants (name, high school, zip code, if they have been to Israel before, engagement level) 
  • Marketing: let us help amplify your work! Please share with us any articles or social media posts about your project. Include the JumpSpark logo in any printed or digital material and tag @JumpSparkATL on social media 
  • Supporting community priorities by promoting Israel experiences – gap year, RootOne, and Shinshinim 
  • Reporting: complete an end-project report at the end of your project 

We may request additional information prior to making final determinations regarding grant allocations.  

If you have any questions, please contact Jessie Schwartzman, JumpSpark Manager, at

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