Ensuring a vibrant, thriving Jewish community, today and tomorrow

The Jewish Federation is working to ensure a vibrant, Jewish community, today and tomorrow. As part of its work, the Federation is making investments to lay a strong foundation for the next generation of Jewish life. A variety of grant opportunities are available:

Special Initiatives Fund (SIF) Grants

Ignition Grants

The Federation offers Ignition Grants to encourage innovation and help community organizations explore new ways of serving community. Ignition Grants, awarded biennially, provide up to $5,000 each for new, pilot, or one-time projects.
Fiscal Year 2017 Cycle:
Click here to view a list of Fiscal Year 2017 Ignition Grants.

Women’s Endowment Fund Grants

Women’s Endowment Fund Grants, awarded biennially, provide up to $10,000 each for programs and projects that improve the lives of girls and women, locally and in Israel.
Fiscal Years 2017-2018 Cycle:
Click here to view a list of Fiscal Years 2017-2018 Women’s Endowment Fund Grants.

Small Agency Sustainability Grants

Small Agency Sustainability grants provide up to $5,000 each in operational support for Jewish organizations serving Western Washington Jewish communities with an annual operating budget of $200,000 or less.
Fiscal Year 2017 Cycle:
Click here to view a list of Fiscal Year 2017 Small Agency Sustainability Grants.

To learn more, contact:

Sierra Lawe
Email:  sierral@jewishinseattle.org
Phone: 206.774.2252

Emergency Capital Needs Fund

The Emergency Capital Needs Fund assists Western Washington Jewish community institutions, organizations, and synagogues with emergency capital repairs or replacements, including physical plant equipment and security upgrades. The Capital Needs Committee may make loans of up to $75,000.

To learn more, contact:

Noa Guter
Email:  noag@jewishinseattle.org
Phone: 206.774.2247


Our Impact


In Special Initiatives Grants awarded in 2017, as Ignition, Small Agency Sustainability, and Women’s Endowment Fund grants.