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Strengthen connections within your local community

Collaborate with other Jewish organizations

Create the new event you’ve been dreaming about

Receive up to $5000 to bring your organization’s event to life

 

You set the date.

You set the location.

You invite the attendees.

You plan the activity.

Federation picks up the tab.

 

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to take a risk or collaborate with another organization to strengthen community connections, look no further!

Organizations that receive a Gather Grant can:

  • Enhance your organization’s community-wide holiday celebration
  • Develop the new event you’ve been dreaming about
  • Host a series of intimate gatherings like a discussion club or cooking program
  • Collaborate with another organization to reach new community members 
  • Host a Shabbat dinner for families, empty nesters, singles, or other affinity groups
  • Get support to bring an existing program to a new location

Any Jewish nonprofit organization in the Greater Atlanta area can apply for an Organizational Gather Grant

  • Preference is given to organizations with limited financial and human resources 
  • Preference is given to organizations that collaborate actively with other Jewish organizations
  • Grant funds must be used for event-related expenses

Grant Opportunities

Cycle 1

Applications are currently closed

Grants awarded by Nov. 15, 2023
Dates to hold your event: December 1, 2023 – May 31, 2024

If you have questions, email Carla Birnbaum at gathergrants@jewishatlanta.org

Cycle 2

Applications open May 1-31, 2024

Grants awarded June 2024
Dates to hold your event: July-December 2024

If you have questions, email Carla Birnbaum at gathergrants@jewishatlanta.org

Organizational Gather Grant Details

What organizations are eligible to receive an Organizational Gather Grant?

Any Jewish nonprofit organization in the Greater Atlanta area can apply to receive an Organizational Gather Grant. This includes organizations in Gwinnett, Fulton, Cobb, Dekalb, Clayton, Cherokee, Forsyth, Henry, Douglas, Fayette, Paulding, Coweta counties, and beyond!

What does the event need to look like? How Jewish does it need to be? 

“Doing Jewish” means something different for every organization – and it’s that unique expression of Judaism that Gather Grants wants to support. Our request is that you plan an experience that is comfortable and meaningful for the people who will attend your event – which means the opportunities are endless! 

Who and how many people must attend my organization’s event?

There is no minimum or maximum number of people who must attend your organization’s event. However, grant recipients must report attendee numbers and provide attendee contact information as part of the grant agreement. Event attendees may include adults and children.

How must my organization spend the grant money?

Your organization can spend the grant money in whatever way you need to bring your event to life! Some examples include event-related food, supplies, vendors, entertainment, security, and swag. Grant funds may not be used to cover your organization’s general operating costs. You will provide an estimated expense budget and explain how you will use funds within the application.

What exactly do selected organizations receive?

  • $500 – $5000: Individual organizations may apply to receive up to $2500. Events that include more than one organizational host may apply to receive up to $5000.
  • Help bringing your event to life: Event planning guidance, marketing support, vendor contacts, help to secure spaces, administrative support, community contacts, etc.
  • Event marketing via Federation email and social media

Ok, my organization wants to apply. What do I need to do?

  1. Complete the Gather Grant application online by the date indicated in the orange Grant Opportunities section above. We’ll notify grant winners once decisions are made.
  2. Sign an agreement that outlines grant details and terms
  3. Receive 50% of your grant award to begin planning your event.
  4. Plan your event:  
    1. Develop an event registration system to capture attendee demographic and contact information before and during the event.
    2. Include Gather Grants/Federation logo lock up on all marketing materials and event signage.
  5. Host your event. Take lots of photos!
  6. Share details and photos from your event in a post-event survey.
  7. Share attendee information with Federation.
  8. Share details and photos/videos from your event on your organization’s social media accounts. Include the hashtag #gathergrants and link to jewishatlanta.org/gathergrants to tell followers how they can get $180 to host an event with friends and neighbors.
  9. Receive the remaining 50% of your grant award.

9,000

Organizational Gather Grant participants in 2022

$355,000

Invested in Organizational Gather Grant programs

102

Organizational Gather Grant Programs held since 2019