Dear Grant Seeker:
The Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit is dedicated to expanding opportunities and enriching the lives of Jewish women and girls through strategic grant making and education. The Foundation empowers its Trustees as philanthropists, social advocates and leaders. The JWF is initiating its 2015 grant cycle. We invite your organization to review the 2015 Grant Guidelines carefully, and to submit a Letter of Intent by 12:00 pm (noon) on Tuesday, February 3, 2014, for any project to be conducted in the State of Michigan that is designated to meet our goal of improving the lives of Jewish women, girls and families. The Letter of Intent, which may not exceed three pages double-space, must include the information requested below. Please present your responses in the order they are requested, identifying each by the number indicated:
Please describe your organization’s mission and purpose.
Describe the project, including a statement of need, the target population, your implementation plan and an approximate timetable.
Describe the project budget and explain how the requested funds will be used.
List any collaborating or partner organizations, indicating their roles in and financial contributions to the project.
For Multi-Year Grant Requests: Outline a five year plan for the project, and discuss how the project will be funded beyond the two or three year grant period. Multi-Year Grant applicants are required to discuss their proposals with the JWF prior to submitting a Letter of Intent.
Your Letter of Intent must also include a completed Letter of Intent Cover Page, on which the original signatures of the Requesting and each Collaborating Partner organization’s (or each fiscal agent’s) Chief Professional Employee/Executive Director or CEO and Chief Lay Leader/Board President or Board Chairperson are required. A copy of the cover page is enclosed with this letter, and is available online at www.jwfdetroit.org. Please be sure to check the correct box, indicating the type of grant you are requesting. The Letter of Intent Cover Page is in addition to the Letter of Intent three-page liming.
The JWF will review all Letters of Intent at the beginning of March 2015, after which your organization will receive either an invitation to complete a final grant application and a request for a site visit/interview, or a rejection letter. Please refer to the Grants Process Timeline as stated in our Grant Guidelines for further details. The Guidelines and Timeline are also available online. Final Grant Applications instructions and Forms can be found on the website for your reference. Please note that there are variations in the Final Grant Application Instructions depending on the type of grant you are requesting. We encourage all applicants to call or email Susan Cassels Kamin at 248.203-1524 or firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions or to discuss your projects.