Western Massachusetts/Southern Vermont


Individual and organizational project grants up to $1,000 (maximum of 70% of cost) are available for eligible community-based Jewish programs held in Western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont, that are open to the public, widely publicized, and creatively present aspects of Jewish life: history, culture, values, contemporary issues, spirituality, social activism, etc. Applications will be accepted year round. It is required that all applications be submitted at least 60 days prior to the program start date. Applicants will be notified by email within two weeks after submission.

Applicants can receive up to two awards per fiscal year.


  • Programs funded by Fast Track grants must be held in the 413 area code of Western Massachusetts, and Bennington and Windham counties in Southern Vermont. Applications may be submitted by organizations by individuals, such as artists, educators, project organizers, and volunteers who are planning programs that occur in the locations defined above
  • Eligible expenses include staff time to coordinate, project supplies, artist/scholar/ presenter fees, or marketing-related costs

Priority is given to proposals that provide inclusive and meaningful Jewish activities that:

  • Connect individuals and families who are under-engaged in the organized Jewish community and located outside of Jewish institutions in "neutral" venues in order to make programs welcoming to the widest range of participants
  • Are designed and carried out collaboratively between multiple organizations/individuals to share resources, maximize publicity, and reach a more diverse constituency
  • Grant Recipients, please download, complete, and e-mail the Final Report (DOC) and Payment Request (DOC) to marta@hgf.org

    For Applicants

    To attach to the grant application.


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