Grant Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in the Maspik! Grant Program.

Funding from Maspik! supports:

  • New and innovative initiatives that contribute to the fight against antisemitism in ways best suited to an organization’s expertise.
  • Initiatives that focus on Israel and educate Canadians about Israel / Zionism and combating anti-Zionist activity that is a cover for antisemitism. (This relates to current funding from the Wendy Eisen and Carole Zucker JNF Fund.)
  • Constructive, educational initiatives that address Canadian ignorance about antisemitism.
  • Initiatives that leverage and impact large numbers of Canadians and bring into the fold new Jewish or non-Jewish advocates for the Jewish people.
  • Initiatives that reach those with societal influence and have measurable impact.
  • Initiatives that harness the collective energies of multiple organizations and their expertise.
  • Initiatives that confront and diminish antisemitism and create a healthier and safer environment for Jews and all Canadians.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

These grants are available to Maspik! coalition members. In the future, Maspik! hopes to expand the list of potential recipients.

Where does the grant money come from?

Funds for the grants come from the 2019 JNF Negev Dinner honouring Wendy Eisen and Carole Zucker and will be available for three years. Maspik! organizers anticipate complementary sources of funding will emerge to expand the range of projects that can be supported.  

When is the grant period?

Maspik! grant applications will be considered four times per year and applicants have the option / ability to reapply annually. The first application deadline is October 15, 2020. Subsequent deadlines are January 15, 2021; April 15, 2021; July 15, 2021.

How much funding can I receive?

Maspik! reserves the right to disperse the funds to one or multiple recipients. However, if proposals do not meet the quality criteria set by Maspik!, the remaining funds will be reserved for the next funding cycle. Grants may be awarded for both short-term events and multi-year initiatives.  Reimbursement for the maximum approved amount will be dispersed after the project concludes and grantees complete an online report that includes a final budget, description of outcomes with explanations of impacts, and photos (if applicable).

  • Grants under $5,000: The Maspik! grant may provide up to 100% of the funding required for the project. The grantee must sign an agency agreement that articulates the responsibilities of the recipient, committing to submitting an activity / outcomes report within 60 days of completion that includes a final budget. (Receipts to be available upon request).
  • Grants $5,000 – $25,000: The grantee must contribute 50% of the budget. The grantee must sign an agency agreement that articulates the responsibilities of the recipient, committing to submitting an activity / outcomes report within 60 days of completion that includes a final budget. (Receipts to be available upon request).  If an initiative is ongoing (i.e. multi- or one-year vs. a short-term event), an interim report must be provided mid-way that reports expenses and outcomes to date.
  • Grants over $25,000: The Maspik! grant may provide up to 50% of the funding required for the project. Where possible, as required, Maspik! will assist in securing additional sources of funding. The grantee must sign an agency agreement that articulates the responsibilities of the recipient, committing to submitting an activity / outcomes report within 60 days of completion that includes a final budget. (Receipts to be available upon request). If an initiative is ongoing (i.e. multi- or one-year vs short-term event), an interim report must be provided mid-way that reports expenses and outcomes to date.

 

Maspik! Grant Application Process

Step 1:

Read the guide in its entirety and complete your application before the deadline.

Step 2:

All applications will undergo an initial review by Maspik! This initial review is to ensure all eligibility criteria (see above) are met and applications are complete. A proposed budget will be requested prior to consideration by the Maspik! Oversight Committee.

Please note that these grants are NOT available for:

  • Projects or programs already in progress
  • Fundraising appeals such as memberships
  • Ongoing operations of an organization

Step 3:

The Maspik! Oversight Committee will meet and review all grant applications in detail to arrive at a short-list of initiatives. All grantees must sign an agency agreement and funds may only be used for the approved project.

Step 4:

The grantee initiates and completes the project.

Step 5:

The grantee completes the online report including actual budget, description of outcomes / impact, marketing materials, and photos. For multi-year projects, an interim report must be provided mid-way through the process.

Step 6:

Maspik! reimburses for actual expenses up to the maximum approved.

Successful grant recipients must acknowledge the support of Maspik! and the Wendy Eisen and Carole Zucker JNF Fund.

Please contact Judy Zelikovitz, at 416-849-1008 or info@maspik.ca with any questions or concerns about Maspik! Grant Guidelines.