Background and Community Need
Our community continues to grieve the horrific loss of life from the most devastating acts of anti-Semitism in American Jewish history. We still struggle to process a new reality following the Pittsburgh and Poway tragedies in 2018 – one that has us living at a time when, across the United States, anti-Semitic incidents are reaching historic levels.
These issues have led to a reevaluation of Jewish facility/campus security to ensure that buildings and open spaces are as safe as possible while remaining welcoming. Adequately addressing security measures requires continuous attention, knowledge, and funding on a yearly basis.
The Jewish Community Security Capacity Initiative, a project of Impact Cubed, the Jewish Community Foundation, and the Jewish Federation, supports local Jewish organizations in accessing grant funding to help cover the costs of security-related needs. Services include:
- Resources for security funding.
- Information on obtaining no-cost Vulnerability Assessments (government funding requirement) conducted by the Department of Homeland Security.
- Individualized coaching for grant strategy, development, compliance and reporting.
- Up to $2,500 to help defray grant writing costs for consultants or staff.