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Leonard and Lois Schnitzer Charitable Supporting Foundation of OJCF Grant


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Leonard and Lois Schnitzer Charitable Supporting Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: OregonWashington: Southwest region

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/29/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Oregon and Washington public charities and religious organizations in eligible regions to benefit the local Jewish community. Priority is given to proposals addressing Jewish education, arts and culture, community building and development, and social welfare and health. OJCF’s mission is to build and promote a culture of giving in Oregon and Southwest Washington that supports a thriving Jewish community now and for generations to come. Seventy-five percent of funds granted in 2022 supported Jewish organizations impacting the Portland-area Jewish community.
This supporting foundation prioritizes local Jewish projects that address the issues listed below.
The supporting foundation prioritizes projects that address:
  • Jewish social welfare and health
  • Jewish community building and development
  • Jewish education, culture, and arts
Second priority is given to other projects (Jewish or general) involving Jewish culture that:
  • Represent an innovative start-up effort
  • Promote collaboration without duplicating services
  • Serve a broad segment of the entire community


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Organizations must be a public charity, religious organization, or sponsored by a public charity. Organizations must be based in Oregon or Southwest Washington.

Pre-Application Information
The 2023 grant period runs from approximately August 14 - September 29.

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Estimated Size of Grant
In 2022 the supporting foundation awarded 18 grants totaling $82,000. Grants ranged from $1,000 - $10,000. The average grant size was $4,500.

Contact Information
Apply online:

Contact Laurie Kays at if you have additional questions.

Oregon Jewish Community Foundation
1618 SW First Avenue, Suite 210
Portland, OR 97201-5721

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