The Community Partners/Jumpstart Partnership accepts projects with a Jewish focus that meet specific eligibility criteria from both Community Partners and Jumpstart.*

Ineligible Projects

The Project Partnership does not accept projects that are:

  • Proprietary, commercial, or profit-making ventures of any kind, even if the profits from those enterprises will benefit charitable activities
  • One-time-only events or ventures, even if the intent is to repeat the event or venture annually
  • Film or video projects, unless the film or video is integral to the training or education of an identifiable clientele or to the delivery of a direct social service, and only if the film or video will be used in the context of a comprehensive service delivery plan

Jewish Focus

The Project Partnership was created to support specifically Jewish projects, but there are some restrictions on the types of projects that qualify. In general, the Partnership is interested in supporting projects that work for an open, inclusive, and expansive Jewish life, and ones which will benefit the broader society and the world.

The Partnership will not accept applications from projects that:

  • Require adherence to a particular religious faith or doctrine
  • Make claims that a particular religion or religious tradition is the "one true religion" to the exclusion of all others
  • Make claims or enact practices that privilege members of a particular religion or religious tradition, or discriminate against non-members of a particular religion or religious tradition
  • Claim that one particular religion has replaced all other religions
  • Require active participation in religious rituals
  • Have as a primary purpose the advancement of prescribed belief or observance.


Partnership Projects must also adhere to Jumpstart's Non-discrimination policy:

It is the policy of Jewish Jumpstart not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person on the basis of age, race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, genetic condition, medical condition, religion, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy status (including, but not limited to, pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), or veteran status, consistent with organizational necessity and the safe performance of tasks related to the mission of Jewish Jumpstart. This policy is intended to be consistent with the provisions of applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations, as well as with Jewish Jumpstart's standards of quality and excellence. All Jewish Jumpstart directors, employees, and affiliates (including, but not limited to, independent contractors) are expected to conduct themselves in the workplace in a manner that is consistent with this policy.

In keeping with this policy, Jewish Jumpstart seeks to recruit, hire, train, and promote into available jobs the most qualified persons and to administer all operations, programs, and personnel matters (including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, promotion, whitebgfer, merit increase, compensation, benefits, training and development, demotion, and separation) in accordance with this policy. Jewish Jumpstart is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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*On occasion Jumpstart will act as sole fiscal sponsor for projects that are not eligible to be Partnership Projects. Please for details.