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Grants for Jewish Outdoor, Food and Environmental Projects Available

Camp Eco-Fun at the Boulder JCC, funded in part by a grant from Hazon.
Camp Eco-Fun at the Boulder JCC, funded in part by a grant from Hazon.

Hazon in Colorado awards $20,000 annually in grants ranging $1,000 – $4,000 to individuals and organizations who want to make our community healthier and more sustainable. The Hazon Colorado mini-grants inspire and grow a range of programs and initiatives in the Denver/Boulder area that use Jewish Outdoor Food and Environmental Education (JOFEE).

If you’re interested but in need of inspiration, here are some ideas:

  • Start a project or a host an educational program that addresses food justice issues like hunger, food deserts, and fair trade

  • Host a healthy/sustainable cooking class in your Jewish community

  • Launch an eco-kosher Shabbat group to share Friday nights with friends and family

  • Host a food preservation workshop

  • Start a new garden or expand an existing garden at a Jewish institution

  • Lead a Jewish hike or bike ride

  • Implement local, organic, and fair trade ingredients into a Jewish kitchen

A grant from Hazon helped launch the recycling program at Denver Academy of Torah.
A grant from Hazon helped launch the recycling program at Denver Academy of Torah.

Many Boulder organizations have been recipients of grants in the past and we’d love for there to be more! We’re ready to support you in making healthier and more sustainable communities and renew what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century. The deadline to apply is October 21 and all the details are here.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to colorado@hazon.org if you have any questions or want to brainstorm ideas!

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About Becky O'Brien

Hazon is America's largest Jewish environmental organization. We create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond. Hazon in Colorado is led by Becky O'Brien, Boulder Director and Sarah Kornhauser, Denver Director.

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