IGNITE! Community Impact Microgrant Program

Applications are now closed. Please check back for our next round of microgrants.

For a glimpse into the community impact, take a look at our
inaugural class of recipients.

What is IGNITE!?

Over the years, Footsteps members’ have expressed leadership, ingenuity, and creativity in a variety of forms. In an effort to support and strengthen these activities, Footsteps is proud to launch our second round of the IGNITE! Community Impact Microgrant Program. Grants of up to $5,000 will be available to Footsteps members who seek to promote the growth of the formerly ultra-Orthodox community; enhance the culture Footsteps members are creating; and spur social change based on their experiences related to ultra-Orthodoxy and the process of leaving.

IGNITE! Goals:

‘¢ GROW the network of formerly ultra-Orthodox individuals
‘¢ AMPLIFY the voice and culture of the community of formerly ultra-Orthodox individuals
‘¢ ACT to create change and right injustices formerly ultra-Orthodox individuals have experienced
‘¢ INSPIRE peers to take on initiatives of their own
‘¢ EDUCATE the broader community of issues of concern to formerly ultra-Orthodox individuals

For a complete description and application, click here.

Footsteps members are invited to submit applications that reflect Footsteps Core Values for a project or organization that fits into at least one of three categories:

‘¢ CULTURE: Your project contributes to the culture of the formerly ultra-Orthodox, including writing and artistic expression
‘¢ COMMUNITY: Your project fosters social connection and builds networks of former ultra-Orthodox individuals with each other and/or the broader community, in New York and beyond
‘¢ SOCIAL IMPACT: Based on your personal experiences in and leaving ultra-Orthodoxy, you have taken on an social change initiative to right an injustice within or beyond the ultra-Orthodox community

Process and timeline:
Application are due by August 15th, 2018.
All applicants will be notified by September 30th, 2018.
The grant money must be spent by June 2019 and a final report will be due.

Note: IGNITE! is a competitive microgrant program; there is a limited amount of funding available.

Questions? Get in touch!

Email [email protected] for more information!

With gratitude to our seed funders

The Germanacos Foundation

The Natan Fund