General Community Core Grants: This cycle consists of two phases: a Letter of Intent, followed by a full grant application for those invited to apply.

The Letter of Intent phase is open for submission March 12, 2018, using our NEW online grant system. Please read the entirety of this page carefully to ensure you understand eligibility requirements and how the registration and application process works.

Maximum grant requests: $10,000

Our General Community Core cycle supports core organization operating expenses.

General Community Core grants prioritize funding to organizations providing emergency services and assistance, shelter, safety-net health care, children’s services, and other crisis-based human services. General Community Core grants assist recipients in meeting their stated mission by funding overall organization operations, independent of direct service costs.

Examples of General Community Core funding might include the following:

  • Audit expenses
  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Office Equipment
  • Technology Upgrades and Training
  • Benefits and Insurance

We’re excited to announce that we’re moving to an online grants management system. The online system offers multiple benefits to applicants:

  1. The online grants system is web-based, so you can access it from anywhere, on any computer that can access the Internet.
  2. You can save-as-you-go, and return to your online draft at any time before the final submission.
  3. Applicant organizations can access their grant request history through their online account.
  4. You only have to provide organizational data at registration instead of at each step of the application process. Once you’re registered, both your contact and organization information are in our system, only requiring updates when data changes.
  5. You don’t have to worry about formatting restrictions or page limits. All the fields in the online system have character counters to let you know how much space you have, and you don’t have to format those fields yourself in any way.

STEP 1: LETTER OF INTENT- The Letter of Intent online form is available to applicants March 12, 2018. The submission deadline is May 1, 2018 through our NEW online grant system only. Letters of Intent will no longer be accepted by email or hard copy.

How to get started: In order to begin the process, please visit our online grant site to become a registered user.

Your user id will be the email which is registered on our site. Please choose an email that anyone needing to access the Menorah Heritage Foundation online grant site can use, as this is the primary way we will communicate with your organization.

If your organization has previously applied to the Menorah Heritage Foundation for any kind of grant, an existing email may already be in our system. If so, when you go to register, you may see this message: ‘The Login you have entered (your email address) is already in use. If you have forgotten your password, cancel account creation and click the ‘Forgot your Password?’ link on the Logon page.

If you see the message that your email is already in use, you still need to create a password. Simply click the ‘Forgot your Password?’ link. The system will ask for the existing email address. Enter your email and you will receive password reset instructions at that address. If the email belongs to the Executive Director, but s/he will not be the user, the person who will be the primary user/contact should create a new account.

Once you have completed the registration, you will receive an email confirmation with an access code that you must have to accesse the Letter of Intent online form. Save this email in case you need to refer back to it.

Leave yourself plenty of time to register, review, and complete the entire process prior to the submission deadline. You will not be able to change anything once you hit the submit button. The form is simple, but familiarizing yourself with the new system may take a little time. Click here to see a preview of the Letter of Intent online form.

As always, feel free to email us if you have questions.

STEP 2: APPLICATION DEADLINE – Application information will be sent directly to those organizations who are invited to submit a full application. The grant application deadline is June 15, 2018.

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