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Small Grants. Big Impact.

ROI Micro Grants are designed to give members access to personal opportunities that enhance their social change efforts and would otherwise be outside of their reach. These grants are awarded for opportunities in three categories: Professional Development, Organizational Capacity Building, and Jewish Journey. See the FAQs  for some examples.

Read on for an overview of this opportunity, as well as the application process.

ROI members: To apply for an ROI Micro Grant, you will need to log in to the Community Platform.

The Basics

In all cases, ROIers must demonstrate that the opportunity advances their efforts to create positive social change or provide leadership in their community.

ROI members are eligible to apply for up to $2,000 in ROI Micro Grants per calendar year.* Members may be granted a maximum of up to 3 Micro Grants per year, provided that no single grant exceeds $1,000. The minimum grant request is $250.

Applications MUST be submitted at least 10 business days in advance of the opportunity in question. If a member applies with fewer than 10 business days until their scheduled opportunity, their application will be rejected automatically.

Applications must be submitted by November 30 at the latest to be counted as part of the current year's pool of funding.

Notes on Funding:

  • There are certain expenses that ROI Micro Grants cannot cover, which are described in our FAQs.
  • ROI Micro Grants are paid in the form of reimbursement, after the opportunity has taken place and upon the submission and approval of the ROI Micro Grant final report.  

* For the duration of the year in which the ROIer became a member, they are eligible for up to $1,000 in ROI Micro Grants. Starting in January of the following year, they will be eligible for up to the full $2,000 opportunity.

The Process

ROI member? Follow these five steps.

  1. Apply.Apply for an ROI Micro Grant by logging in to the Community Platform at least 10 business days in advance of the opportunity you are pursuing (late or retroactive requests will not be accepted). Don't forget to hit "Submit," and look out for an email confirmation that your request has been received. Tip: Do not assume that the team member reading your application knows you and/or what you do. Make your case for why this opportunity is relevant to you.
  2. Hear Back. Wait for ROI Community to contact you via email with application approval or follow-up questions.
  3. Experience! If your ROI Micro Grant application is approved, pursue the opportunity for which you were approved.
  4. Report. Within 30 days of the conclusion of the project/opportunity, submit your report using the unique link you received in your ROI Micro Grant approval email. Tip: You will be required to submit receipts as part of your report in order to receive your reimbursement—so be sure to save your receipts.
  5. Payment. ROI Micro Grants are awarded in the form of reimbursements. All reimbursements are made via PayPal, except in countries where PayPal does not operate. Tip: If you do not have a PayPal account, please set one up. If you reside in a country not served by PayPal, please note this in the form where indicated.

Questions? Visit our Micro Grant FAQs. If you can’t find the answer to your query online, contact the Micro Grants Team.

Apply here.

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