NEW YORK CITY |   Jewish Helping Hands has launched its Tikkun Olam grant program to advance the goal of inspiring and supporting tzedakah, justice, and righteousness around the world.

Every act of tikkun olam—of repairing the world—is a spark that will light the way for the future

The program supports initiatives and projects that work toward achieving social justice at the local, national, or international level. The fund will support projects that focus on reaching needy and vulnerable populations in the United States and abroad, particularly those that have been overlooked or marginalized.

Through cooperation with local communities, JHH hopes to support programs and projects that are sustainable and scalable through financial and hands-on support. The goal is to promote projects with the potential to make a tangible and lasting difference in the lives of the populations served.

JHH values programs and projects that aim to bring about positive change for groups of all backgrounds and religious affiliations, and welcomes grant applications from organizations and individuals regardless of these factors.

JHH will consider making grants to individuals and organizations working to address basic causes of injustice and foster systemic change, promote self-help and empowerment within communities, and/or respond to unmet needs of those who are poor and/or marginalized.

The program will not make grants to capital or political campaigns, or for scholarships, fellowships, or programs administered by for-profit entities. Additionally, JHH grant monies cannot be used to subsidize administrative salaries or expenses; all grant funds must be used for program expenses.

Tikkun Olam grants are awarded annually. A typical grant award may be up to $5,000. Grant recipients may re-apply to have their grants renewed.

Visit the JHH Web site for complete program guidelines and application procedures.

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