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BJCF Announces 2012 Grantees

The Boulder Jewish Community Foundation is pleased to announce its 2012 list of grantees. The 2012 grants – totaling $15,350 – were made to 20 programs at 18 organizations.

Organizations receiving grants include:

  • 9 Health Fair @ Boulder JCC
  • Anti-Defamation League
  • BoulderJCC
  • Boulder Jewish Festival
  • Boulder Jewish News
  • Chabad at CU
  • Chabad Center of Longmont
  • Congregation Bonai Shalom
  • Congregation Har Hashem
  • Jewish Community Career Network
  • Jewish Family Services
  • Jewish Inclusion
  • Judaism Your Way
  • Kehillath Aish Kodesh
  • Lubavitch of Boulder
  • Menorah
  • Pardes Levavot
  • Rocky Mountain Chassidic Center

The Boulder Jewish Community Foundation (BJCF) was founded in 1995 with a mission to create “a gathering place where Jewish life will flourish.”  Early in our history we:

  • acquired facilities for a Jewish preschool (1996),
  • acquired a much larger facility for the Boulder Jewish Community Center (1999),
  • raised $1 million for an endowment to support future operational (space) needs of the Boulder Jewish community, with the support of the Rose Community Foundation and the Allied Federation of Colorado (2002),
  • spun off the Boulder Jewish Community Center into an independent nonprofit organization (2005),
  • helped incubate the:
    • Boulder Jewish Community Calendar
    • Boulder Jewish News
    • Jewish Community Career Network (2011).

We have continued to expand our support to Jewish charities throughout Boulder County, as evidenced by this year’s grantee list.

Since our organization currently has no employees and all work (including annual tax preparations) is performed on a volunteer basis, all funds available for allocation (100%) are distributed to community organizations.  Overhead fees are absent!

BJCF has instituted Grassroots Jewish Boulder to solicit individual donations and make additional grants in support of Jewish causes that may be too small or otherwise not qualify for funding from other community foundations or organizations.  These donations may support “out of the box” types of projects, such as:

  • Incubation of new startups (i.e., the Jewish Community Career Network).
  • Underwriting of small community and fundraising events.

The Boulder Jewish Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.  If you’re interested in supporting additional activities of the BJCF, contact BoulderJewish@gmail.com.

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