Inclusion Mini-Grants return for second year

The St. Louis Jewish Community Inclusion Initiative is offering a second round of Inclusion Mini-Grants for 2016. The Inclusion Mini-Grants are aimed at helping Jewish agencies, schools and organizations eliminate some of the barriers to active participation of individuals with disabilities and their families in the Jewish community.

The grants range from $200 to $5,000 for eligible programs and activities, including: building accessibility; technology; support services; staff training; student support; transportation; inclusive programs.

In 2015, this community initiative awarded $47,830 in grants to 15 Jewish schools, agencies and congregations for inclusive programs. This year, preference will be given to collaborative community programs. An agency that has received a 2015 Mini-Grant may reapply, but only for a new program or project. Only one application per agency will be considered.

All applicants must be 501c3 nonprofit organizations. Grant applications are being accepted through Feb. 29.  To apply or learn more about the grants, visit For more information, contact Rinat Kisin at [email protected].