Applications for Fiscal Year 2022 Ignition Grants are now open!



The Ignition Grant program reflects and supports the Federation’s core value of  innovation by cultivating new, pilot, and one-time projects that address the evolving needs of the Puget Sound Jewish community by providing grants of up to $7,500.

During the FY 2022 grants cycle, proposals that address at least one of the following issues will receive priority:

  • Outreach to unconnected/unaffiliated members of the Jewish community
  • Outreach to Jews of Color
  • Projects that have a racial justice component
  • Projects that address refugee relief

Proposals are open to any Jewish organization in Western Washington that is a 501(c)(3), fiscally sponsored, or is presumed to be according to IRS regulations (e.g. synagogues). Nonprofit arts and culture organizations in King or South Snohomish counties with a “Jewish-themed” project may also apply.


Please carefully follow the Application Guide and remember these points:

  • Review Deadline: Proposals submitted by 5 pm on Friday, October 29, 2021, will be reviewed for completeness, providing applicants a chance to complete the proposal by the final deadline.
  • Final Deadline: Proposals are due by 5 pm on Friday, November 5, 2021. Sorry, no extensions.
  • Proposals must be submitted in their entirety. We cannot consider incomplete applications.
  • Organizations may submit no more than two (2) proposals.
  • Organizations are required to submit their program/project budget using this template.
  • Programs/projects that are part of the organization’s current or past operating budgets are not permitted.
  • The programs/projects for which your organization is submitting a proposal cannot begin before January 1, 2022.


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To learn more, contact:

Caitlin Roth | Foundation Operations Manager | caitlinr@jewishinseattle.org | 206.774.2218

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