The venture fund aims to:• Encourage alumni to develop initiatives inspired by their Project Interchange experience.• Enable alumni to deepen their relationships with Israel and its people.• Provide alumni with resources and connections to realize ambitious initiatives.• Empower alumni to extend the impact of their Israel experience to others.
Projects and Process:• The project or program must be initiated by a Project Interchange alumnus. • Eligible proposals should reflect some aspect of Israeli history, society, culture or politics. • Proposals may include but are not limited to academic projects, public programs or artistic endeavors. • Proposals are evaluated by Project Interchange staff.• Grantees receive 50% at the beginning of the project and 50% upon completion, normally within one year. • The Alumni Venture Fund also provides grantees with connections in Israel and the U.S.• Grantees agree to be featured by AJC in social media and/or public programs.• The Alumni Venture Fund does not provide general operating funds to existing non-profit organizations.
Deadline: The next deadline for grant proposals is June 30, 2017.
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