The purpose of the technology microgrants is to alleviate immediate technological needs to support organizational resiliency during this pandemic. TAC will provide up to $2,000 in funding towards technological needs, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Technology assessment (i.e., an analysis of how current technology systems are supporting organizational goals and recommendations on how to improve technology use)
- One-time online subscription (e.g., Zoom, Padlet)
Eligibility Criteria for Microgrants
To apply for a microgrant, organizations must meet the below criteria. Priority will be given to organizations who have participated in other TAC offerings (i.e., community/cohort learning opportunities), however organizations who have not participated are still eligible to apply.
- Serve the Jewish community in the Chicagoland area and possess a current 501(c)(3) status. Chicago-based representatives of national organizations are eligible to apply. Organizations who are fiscally sponsored are also eligible but must provide appropriate documentation.
- Request assistance for technological challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Spend the microgrant within three months of receiving the funds.
- Use the funds as intended in the application. A request for an extension, rollover of unspent funds or using funds for a different purpose must be submitted in writing to email@example.com for approval.
Application Process for Microgrants
Applications for funding will be accepted from January 13-22, 2021. Unfortunately, due to limited resources, we are not able to support every organization that applies. Microgrants will be distributed mid-February. Only one application per organization will be considered.
To apply, please complete this application form. Once we receive your application, we will confirm receipt and notify you of next steps approximately two weeks after applications close.
Reporting for Microgrants
Organizations awarded funding will be required to submit an IRS determination letter (affirming 501(c)3 status) and information required to process disbursement of funds. At conclusion of the grant term, we will ask you to fill out a brief questionnaire to ensure the application and grant helped meet organizational needs.
To help organizations meet immediate, unique needs brought on by the pandemic, we are now accepting applications for one-on-one consulting support. Through this matching program, TAC connects organizations with vetted service providers to work through specific operational challenges brought on or accelerated by the pandemic. Organizations will be awarded a certain number of hours to partner with their consultants and accomplish the goals they set with them (typically approximately 10-20 hours). Please note that this engagement is intended to be limited in scope to help address a specific need and/or to provide additional short-term expertise. Organizations can apply for one-on-one consulting support in up to three of the following areas:
- Financial Planning and Modeling
- Scenario Planning
- Capacity-Building Assistance
- Senior Staff/Board Coaching
- Legal Consultation
- Technology and Communications Consultation
- Fundraising Support
For specific examples of consulting support, please see the application, which can be found below.
Eligibility Criteria for Consulting Support
To apply for and receive one-on-one consulting support, organizations must meet the below criteria. Priority will be given to organizations who have participated in other TAC offerings (i.e., community/cohort learning opportunities).
- Serve the Jewish community in the Chicagoland area and possess a current 501(c)(3) status. Organizations who are fiscally sponsored are also eligible but must provide appropriate documentation.
- Request assistance for challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Request assistance that is limited in scope and does not support an ongoing need (e.g., long-term strategic planning or staff position) or capital expenditure.
- Have the capacity to work with a consultant and dedicate time and resources to the engagements.
- Approach the consultant with openness and have institutional readiness to execute the consultant’s advice in a timely fashion.
- Have board and senior staff support of the engagement.
Application Process for Consulting Support
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Unfortunately, due to limited resources, we are not able to support every organization that applies.
To apply, please send completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we receive your application, we will confirm receipt and notify you of next steps. We may schedule an intake conversation to ask clarifying questions and further understand your needs. You can expect to receive a status update on your application approximately two weeks after you have submitted it.
If you have other questions, please contact us at email@example.com.