Lippman Kanfer Prize for Applied Jewish Wisdom

The Lippman Kanfer Prize for Applied Jewish Wisdom celebrates innovative applications of particular Jewish wisdom to universal human questions.

USA
Apply by: 
Nov 30, 2018

This information originates from a third party, the provider of this opportunity. In the event you have questions or require more details, please contact the provider of this opportunity directly.

Posted October 23, 2018.

The Lippman Kanfer Prize for Applied Jewish Wisdom celebrates innovative applications of particular Jewish wisdom to universal human questions.

We believe that the ever-accumulating body of Jewish wisdom offers inspiration and guidance to help people—Jews and fellow travelers—navigate life’s big questions, from how to be a good parent, partner, consumer, and citizen, to how to manage the struggles life throws our way, and much more.

This year, we are seeking social-impact organizations that have an existing program or the seed of a new idea to apply Jewish wisdom to support democracy and civic engagement. We are interested in learning about creative applications of our ancient tradition to nurturing and sustaining democracy in the 21st century.

This is not a partisan question. We are looking for solutions to the challenges facing democracy writ large (e.g., How might we foster respect for viewpoint diversity?  How might we encourage broader participation in the political process?), not to advance any particular political agenda. Today more than ever, we want to focus on the common questions we share, not the ones that divide us.

AWARD DETAILS

We'll award up to $150,000 in Prizes. Established programs are eligible for awards of $30,000. New ideas are eligible for awards of $15,000.

In addition to providing project funds, Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah will promote your work to key audiences and provide access to non-monetary support that advances the sustainability and growth of your efforts.

TIMELINE

Organizations may submit an established program or new idea for consideration from October 22 through November 30, 2018.

A subset of applicants will be invited to submit a second, more detailed application in December. Winners will be publicly announced at the Jewish Funders Network Conference in San Francisco in March of 2019.