MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is proud to partner with the Graduate School of Nonprofit Management at American Jewish University to launch the Innovation Fund Planning Grant, a Southern California Initiative to help develop new and innovative programs that will alleviate hunger and promote nutrition. The purpose of the fund is to award six-month planning grants of up to $5,000. Successful grantees will then be invited to compete for implementation funding during MAZON’s annual grantmaking cycle in January 2012.
MAZON is specifically looking to support new and innovative programs. Planning grant funds can be used for community organizing, needs assessment, project evaluation, hiring a consultant, etc. Applicants may be a grassroots organization, collaborative, or well-established agency and be representative of varied sectors working with low-income, vulnerable populations (multi-service organizations, schools, universities, shelters, pantries, food banks, etc.). The planning grant can be used to target a particular population (e.g. children, seniors) or can be kept general. Successful grantees will be invited to compete for implementation funding during MAZON’s annual grantmaking cycle in January 2012.
Applications due by August 12, 2011.
Please download this document for more information about eligibility and the application process.