Initiative for Zionist Innovation2018-12-11T11:14:47+00:00

INITIATIVE FOR
ZIONIST INNOVATION

YOUR IDEA. YOUR IMPACT. YOUR COUNTRY.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Nefesh B’Nefesh, together with the Steinmetz Herskovitz Family Fund, believe in the potential to improve Israeli society and the community you live in.

It is obvious to most North American Olim that the structure and texture of Israeli communities is very different from where they grew up and lived. Because the center of Jewish life in Israel is not only the synagogue or JCC, the role that known community leaders play are more often hard to define, especially for immigrants. It can be a struggle for Olim to find their place, which can hinder their integration and satisfaction.

The 2019 Initiative for Zionist Innovation is all about community – how to improve and enhance your opportunity to integrate and strengthen your neighborhood. With mentorship from community builders, networking assistance, seed funding, and logistical support we believe that Olim will have better acclimation rates.

Nefesh B’Nefesh and IZI deeply appreciate the generous support & leadership of
Marty and Pearl Herskovitz

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THE 2019 GRANT

Category

The 2019 NBN Initiative for Zionist Leadership is focused on one important topic:

  • Community & Connection Building:

    • Projects dedicated to creating and facilitating community, connectedness, and/or communication by and for Olim.
    • Projects commitment to encouraging community growth and development, and to activities and programs that benefit Olim.

Eligibility Requirements

  • All applicants must be Nefesh B’Nefesh Olim, or have a confirmed Aliyah date from Nefesh B’Nefesh prior to January 1, 2019.

  • All those accepted will be expected to “pay it forward”, which includes providing opportunities and mentoring sessions to Nefesh B’Nefesh Olim.

IZI ELIGIBILITY

Required Documents:

1. Description/mission statement
2. Business or project plan
3. Explanation of how NBN can help further your initiative

Important Dates:

Applications will be accepted until Jan. 11, 2019
Successful candidates will be announced by Jan. 27, 2019

APPLY HERE

IZI GRANT

Grants will be allocated as follows:

• 1 grant of $10,000 USD
• 2 grants of $5000 USD
• 10 grants of $1000 USD

SELECTION COMMITTEE

Nefesh B’Nefesh has convened a special committee consisting of community leaders and Nefesh B’Nefesh staff who will review applications and award grants.

Questions about the Initiative for Zionist Innovation?
Email innovation@nbn.org.il

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