Jewish Heritage Fund

Health

JHF envisions Louisville as a city whose youth are mentally and physically healthy, thriving, and fully engaged in community.

Our health funding is currently focused on supporting organizations and programs related to adolescent health and wellness. Adolescence is a period of growth and change that is an opportunity for positive intervention with the potential to impact one’s adult outcomes. In other words, healthy adolescence is the foundation for healthy adulthood. Despite a growing awareness that this is a critical stage of human development, relatively few resources flow to adolescence when compared to infancy and early childhood. 

JHF is interested in partnering with nonprofit organizations to ensure adolescents have equitable access to health supports and high-quality, evidence-informed programs. As a funding partner, we support organizations to improve the effectiveness of youth services through capacity-building, research, and evaluation. We are particularly interested in funding organizations to:

  • Collaborate to eliminate gaps in services
  • Actively engage adolescents and their families in decision making (i.e., advisory boards, teen councils, program evaluation)
  • Evaluate programs, initiatives, and organizational effectiveness
  • Provide evidence-informed programs that are innovative and culturally relevant
  • Introduce promising practices through pilot programs

Funding Application Process

While the submission window for 2022 has closed, you are still encouraged to submit a proposal summary in the meantime for consideration in early 2023. If you have a project idea or funding request you would like us to consider, complete this form with a brief summary of your proposal and email it to JHFE@jewishheritagefund.com. We’ll review your submission and be in touch with the next steps. If your project appears to be a fit, we’ll arrange for a time to discuss it further.

Applications are accepted by invitation only based on a project’s alignment with health grant funding priorities. Funding decisions will be communicated throughout the year, depending on application submission timing. To view a read-only version of the 2022 Health application, click here.

Have a project idea or want to learn more? Contact Tiffany Fabing to schedule a meeting.

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