Cutting Edge Grants Initiative

September 9, 2014       The NonProfit Times      



The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (JCFLA) is seeking applicants for its Cutting Edge Grants Initiative (CEGI). This program will award organizations with up to $250,000 in funding for projects that address the needs of the Jewish population in LA.

Nonprofit organizations or social entrepreneurs may receive funding for:

  • Untested ground-breaking programs;
  • Successful Los Angeles pilot programs ready for community-wide implementation;
  • Local adaptations of high-impact initiatives proven outside of Los Angeles, or;

Programs designed by social entrepreneurs to create new nonprofit organizations


The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles

Closing Date(s):

November 26, 2014

Roll Off Date:


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Eligible Organizations:

Organizations that have 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are eligible to participate in this competition. Applicants must also be based in or around the Los Angeles area. Other eligibility requirements include:

  • Cutting edge programs that have not been tested previously in any location
  • Programs that have been piloted in Los Angeles, proved to be viable and are proposed for community-wide implementation
  • Programs operating elsewhere in the United States that may be suitable for trial replication or adaptation in the Los Angeles area
  • Programs developed by a social entrepreneur or group of social activists (where a board of directors and/or nonprofit status have not yet been established), designed to lead to a new charitable organization and partnered in the interim with an appropriate nonprofit fiscal sponsor