FAQs

What types of projects get funding?

The projects that we target are the ones in which our strategic investment and creative input will provide vital assistance to allow a good idea to grow exponentially.

What is the timeline for our application? When would I receive funding?

The proposal is due by no later than July 28, 2011 at 5PM EST. Semi-finalists will be invited to present to the group in September 2011 and finalists will undergo a due diligence process during the fall. Final decisions will be made in December 2011. Funding will generally begin in January, 2012.

What should we focus on to be sure my grant makes it to the next level?

Focus carefully on the criteria set forth in the Request For Proposals (RFP).  The full details are outlined in the section of this website entitled Submission Guidelines.

What amounts are grants typically given out in?

They range from $50,000 to $150,000. They are usually given out in stages over two years, when the project achieves the various agreed-upon benchmarks.

What should we do if we have multiple projects we wish to apply to the Fund for?

The SixPoints JVPF allows for a maximum of two applications from any one applicant and/or organization.  Please limit your submission(s) to the two most powerful and creative ideas you have that meet our criteria for funding.

Who are the JVPF members?

The SixPoints Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund is co-chaired by Jonathan Bloomberg, Noah Godfrey and Sam Mizrahi.  We do not disclose the roster of Six Points JVPF members. The group consists of successful and entrepreneurial young philanthropists in the greater Toronto area with a wide cross-section of business and non-profit leadership experience. Each Six Points JVPF member contributes an equal amount and has one vote.

SixPoints JVPF is a project of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto