Investments

Community Investments

SRE Network serves as a multiplier through our community investments portfolio, which encompasses both grantmaking and investments in partnerships with experts, trainers, and practitioners in both the Jewish community and beyond to provide support to SRE Network membership, Jewish workplaces, and the field at large.

To date, SRE Network has invested nearly $3.75M in grants and supports to advance safety, respect, and equity with a focus on gender justice. For a comprehensive list of projects SRE has funded please click here.

2022 Grantmaking: We are excited to have launched SRE’s 2022 Community Investments with renewal awards to Jewish Women International for the Here For You training series, Moving Traditions for the CultureShift training series, and Shalom Hartman Institute of North America for the Created Equal research and education project. We also made general operating grants to Sacred Spaces, Ta’amod, The Gender Equity in Hiring Project, Women’s Rabbinic Network, and Footsteps. In 2022, SRE will also launch two open processes, as well as make some select strategic grants, totaling $1.2M over the year.

2021 Grantmaking: SRE Network awarded $650,000 in grants to support both existing field investments and new projects, as well as launched a $250,000 competitive open grants process to support gender justice with an intersectional lens and victim-survivor support.

2020 COVID Response Grants: In response to COVID, SRE Network awarded $500,000 in grants to support 11 SRE Network grantees to ensure that safety, respect, and equity work will remain on the Jewish communal agenda during and beyond this crisis: Footsteps, Jewish Women’s Archive, Jewish Women International, Moving Traditions, Sacred Spaces, Shalom Bayit, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, Slingshot, Ta’amod: Stand Up!, The Gender Equity in Hiring Project, and Women’s Rabbinic Network.

If you are a funder interested in learning more about our community investments and their impact, please contact us.

2018: Rapid Response Grants

SRE announced $500,000 as part of its inaugural funding in October 2018. Through the Rapid Response Fund, SRE seeks to address pressing needs to promote safety, respect, and equity in Jewish communities. These grants are intended to be an investment in upfront field-building needs, such as coordinating and scaling training programs for Jewish organizations, developing assessment tools, curricula, and other resources. Learn more about the five grant recipients here.

2019: Capacity-Building Grants

SRE announced over $1.2 million in a second round of funding in June 2019. There are two types of grants focused on building the capacity of the field and organizations to address safety, respect, and equity at scale. Learn more about the 15 grant recipients here.

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