Tuesday, April 21, 2015

DAVE GRANTS for ROI & AJF Australian Gathering Participants

ROI & AJF Australian Gathering: An intensive one-day gathering was organized in partnership between ROI Community (ROI), a global network of Jewish innovators created by Lynn Schusterman, and Australian Jewish Funders (AJF), a forum for its donor members to enhance the understanding and quality of philanthropy. On August 26, 2012, this gathering was held in Melbourne, Australia and, based on an open application process, 50 Jewish young professionals and innovators from Melbourne and Sydney attended. Gathering participants engaged in dialogue and created connections, together exploring existing and potential pathways of Jewish life in Australia. The energy and buzz in the room during the gathering was palpable and it was inspiring to see so many young adults passionately discussing, debating and brainstorming topics relevant to Australian Jewry.

If you are a gathering participant and you have an idea that is aimed at engaging Jews locally and/or beyond, in Jewish life and/or community, read on!  

“DAVE GRANTS”, IN MEMORY OF ROI MEMBER DAVE BURNETT, Z"L: Eager to see these conversations continue, not only through talk but through action, ROI and AJF established a grant fund in memory of Australian ROI member Dave Burnett, Z”L (the “Dave Grants”). Dave was a “doer”; a leader who lived a deep connection with Israel coupled with a commitment to his home community in Sydney. ROI and AJF chose to dedicate this grant fund of $20,000* in Dave’s memory, with a view to perpetuating and bolstering his legacy.

Dave Grants applications must be received by 5:00pm DST on Friday, November 30, 2012. 

GRANT CONDITIONS: Dave Grants are designed to support initiatives of ROI & AJF Australian Gathering participants. Gathering Participants may apply for a grant of up to $12,000AU from the total fund of $20,000*.

* Applicants should reference requests in AUD (up to $12,000AU) but it is noted that the grant pool consists of $20,000US.

Eligibility Requirements:
  1. The initiative must have originated at the gathering or following the gathering, as  part of an ongoing conversation between gathering participants. 
  2. The initiative may already exist in a different context, for example, a program that works in Sydney but does not yet exist in Melbourne, could be an eligible initiative.
  3. Preference will be given to initiatives that are replicable in other locations and/or have the tangible potential of being “scaled-up”.
  • Applicant is working on the initiative with at least one other gathering participant. This means that other individuals/organizations can be involved in leading the initiative but at least two of the initiative’s primary drivers must be gathering participants. For the avoidance of doubt, such collaboration between gathering participants must be a true and genuine partnership at the leadership level.
  • The initiative involves/engages a significant number of Jewish people and will have a meaningful impact on Jewish community life /identity.
  • The initiative must be such that it can be fully implemented within one calendar year of receiving grant approval.
We recommend using this WORD document to view all of the application questions and for completing your answers so you can save your work. THEN copy-paste your answers to the online form. 
Questions? Contact No’a Gorlin, ROI Community Director of Strategy and Leadership Development: noa@roicommunity.org
Application timeline:
  • Dave Grants applications must be received by 5:00pm DST on Friday, November 30. THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR DAVE GRANTS HAS NOW ENDED.
  • From the close of applications and until the end of January, 2013, ROI and AJF will conduct a review of all applications. Applicants may be contacted during this period for the purposes of clarification/further review.
  • Grant recipients have now been notified. More news on each of the four grantees to come.