Gather Grants

Requirements and How to Apply

Now more than ever, we all need a way to connect. To feel we belong, to explore, and to grow. Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta is here to bring new possibilities to life and awaken the potential in Atlanta’s Jewish community.

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta is pleased to offer $180 Gather Grants to host holiday programming. We invite Jewish individuals and families of all backgrounds to apply.

By filling out this application, you agree to:

  • Celebrate: Whatever that means to you.
  • Host: Host your event with at least 2 other households.
  • Post: Post about your event on social media and include information about Federation’s Gather Grants.
  • Survey: Fill out a post-event survey about your experience hosting this program.

We are excited to hear more about your programming ideas!


The Making Jewish Places initiative is constantly growing and evolving. As we continue to identify underserved neighborhoods, the relevancy and necessity of opportunities like Making Jewish Places is paramount. Having the ability to create connections with intentionality and empower community members to shape the landscape of their Jewish community is a deeply sought-after gift. 

For Hanukkah, Federation awarded 70 Gather Grants of $180 to people in 18 ZIP codes throughout Atlanta and the northern suburbs. Applicants were invited to create welcoming Hanukkah events in their local communities. The warmth and friendliness of these events engaged people of all ages, and fully 92% of participants reported they felt a stronger connection to the Jewish community after attending them.​

MJP Gather Grants do not fund political campaigns, capital campaigns, or endowments.

Interested in getting feedback about your project idea? Reach out to Carla Birnbaum, Relational Engagement Manager. She will work with you on how to best prepare your idea for submission and offer feedback as requested.