Are YOU passionate about strengthening civil society?

Imagine YOU had an opportunity to do something about it.

JDC GRID is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Tikkun in Action small grants program. Announcing a new Refugee Track in partnership with HIAS Europe!

About the Grants

Tikkun-in-Action is a program operated by GRID, JDC’s platform for disaster response and international development. Tikkun-in Action provides training, networking and funding opportunities for people who are inspired by Jewish values and experiences in order to create impactful projects serving vulnerable people, including refugees and other underserved populations, living in their local communities.

When is the Deadline

Deadline has been extended to November 10th, 2020.

Grant applications must be submitted via email.

Please note that this is a one-time allocation process that may not occur in the future. Our grants pool is limited, and allocations will range from 4,000 to 12,000 EUR for any individual grant. Funds will be awarded at the end of 2020 for project implementation in 2021.  Finalists may be asked to participate in an online interview with the vetting committee.

How do YOU Apply

Download Grant Application Form Here

Download Grant Budget Form Here

Before applying, please note:

  • Grantees must be located in Europe (Turkey and UK included).
  • Programs based Programs may focus on general programming and/or respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Activities should seek to improve the lives of marginalized and vulnerable populations (including low income-generating women, refugees, at-risk children, IDPs, elderly, people with disabilities, long-term unemployed, and others).
  • Under the “Refugee Track”, JDC and HIAS welcome proposals that deal with community integration at the local level and initiatives that promote co-existence. Interventions that facilitate local integration could include legal support, counseling, mentoring, language and employment-related training, and various forms of humanitarian support.
  • Grantees must be able to operate in their respective countries. For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
  • Grantees must either be a registered nonprofit or have an agreement with a registered non-profit entity that can receive and disburse funds granted by JDC.
  • Grants can be allocated for one-time events, as well as on-going activities in the implementation timeline.
  • Funds cannot be used for cash rewards.
  • By submitting an application and accepting grant funds, the grantee agrees to provide JDC with regular reporting on activity throughout the grant cycle.
  • Please relate to the criteria attached when responding to the application questions.


This Tikkun in Action small grants program is being supported by the JDC-Alfred and Isabel Bader Philanthropic Fund and HIAS Europe.


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